Resilience Hub Art Corner
In 2023, different artists collaborated with the COP28 Resilience Hub. From illustrations to murals, music and digital art, these creatives interpreted resilience through various media.
During COP28, artist Rohan Chakravaty developed his own satirical interpretation of the conversations held at the Resilience Hub. Rohan is a cartoonist, illustrator and the creator of Green Humour, a series of cartoons, comics and illustrations on wildlife and nature conservation. Rohan is also the author of seven books and has won awards by UNDP, Sanctuary Asia, WWF International, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Bangalore Literature Festival for his work.
Nelmo Newsong, an accomplished Reggae and Dancehall artist from Kenya, is a passionate advocate for social change and environmental sustainability. His music blends reggae, dancehall, and Afro pop, using melodic rhythms and evocative lyrics to address critical issues. Nelmo’s songs resonate with themes of poverty, inequality, political corruption, and climate change, inspiring unity and hope.
Recognized for his impact, Nelmo has received the prestigious “Top 35 under 35 Award.” His artistry extends beyond music; he founded the Mukuru Youth Initiative (MuYI), an organization harnessing art for social and climate advocacy. His commitment to addressing climate change issues aligns seamlessly with his musical mission to promote a better world.
Nelmo created this song for the session ‘Financing the replication and scaling up of community-driven innovative strategies’ at the COP28 Resilience Hub.
Nelmo created this song for the session ‘Unholy Alliances’ at the COP28 Resilience Hub.
Nelmo created this song for the session ‘Artivism for a Resilient Future: Democratising science and amplifying alternative voices through art’ at the COP28 Resilience Hub.
Nelmo created this song for the session ‘From Reaction to Resilience’ at the COP28 Resilience Hub.
Jess Harwood is an artist and environmental campaigner living on Gadigal land in Sydney, Australia. Initially training as a lawyer, Jess has worked on shark conservation at Humane Society International, on environmental law projects, and most recently on climate change communication. Jess is passionate about climate justice and uses her art to drive people to take action on climate campaigns.
Stéphanie Heckman is a graphic recorder and visual facilitator, Dutch originally now based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In her role, she translates collective conversations around complex matters into visual summaries that distil the essence of both content and undercurrent. These visual summaries are a live collective sensemaking tool, become a tangible memory aide after the event, and can help to onboard those not present at the event.
Thanks to Jess, Stéphanie and the other artists who created these.