Our Time on Earth
Through art, design, science and philosophy, explore an alternative future and concrete ideas for positive change in response to climate disruption, a critical and highly topical issue.
The Musée de la civilisation is partnering with London’s prestigious Barbican Centre to co-produce this major international exhibition.
First presented in London in summer 2022, the exhibition will come in 2023 to the Musée de la civilisation, where it will be adapted to reflect local climate issues and solutions.
Through a dozen immersive contemporary artworks—most of which were created specifically for the exhibition—Our Time on Earth focuses on the solutions to the crisis and encourages us to dream up a better world together. Biodiversity conservation, agriculture and food, energy, mobility and transportation, construction and consumption are some of the themes addressed.
Visitors of all ages and from all walks of life will feel challenged by this unique exploration that has the power to change perceptions. They will even be able to take action, right in the exhibition room, by committing to concrete steps now!
An exhibition curated by the Barbican of London with Guest Curators FranklinTill, co-produced and adapted by Musée de la civilisation. Our Time on Earth is presented in collaboration with the ministère de l’Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs, RECYC-QUÉBEC and Desjardins, as well as with the financial support of the Government of Quebec and of the City of Quebec, in the framework of the Cultural Development Agreement.