London, November 2022-

PPP strongly believes the cultural sector has an essential role in inspiring communities to take action to respond to the climate emergency. This year, PPP and Queen Mary University are represented at the UN climate summit COP27 by Thiago Jesus, making connections and talking to activists, academics and artists about the power of the arts in dealing with this urgent crisis.

This is the subject of our very first podcast,  ECO-NVERSATION, now available on all streaming platforms.

On the first episodes of this series, THE ROLE OF THE ARTS in THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY, Paul Heritage talks to two very interesting guests: Madani Younis and Zoe Svendsen.

Madani is chief executive producer of The Shed (New York, USA) and former creative director of the Southbank Centre (London, UK), and artistic director of the Bush Theatre (London, UK) and Freedom Studios (Bradford, UK). Madani says we must make active commitments, drive change and find ways to hold each other accountable.

Zoe Svendsen is an associate artist at Donmar Warehouse (London, UK) and lecturer at Cambridge University (Cambridge, UK), with vast experience as a director and dramaturg, including at the Barbican, Young Vic and Shakespeare’s Globe (London, UK). For Zoe, the questions we need to ask about who we are and how we live in the world must be articulated as a conversation, both in and beyond the theatre.


The podcast is produced and scripted by Yula Rocha at People’s Palace Projects. Audio design by Sassy Clyde at Janno Media

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