Show the urgency of climate change at the launch of the Climate Action Programme using immersive storytelling and filmmaking.
With an eye for social and ethical issues.
The problem is complex and therefore requires a different way of looking at it.. some we started with Greek mythology
Show the urgency of climate change. Show that it is not yet too late to find solutions. With that combined question, TU Delft came up with The Light-Hunters. Everyone is going to experience the consequences of climate policy, or stronger, is already experiencing them. Think of the floods in Valkenburg or Germany.
Complex issues require different ways of looking at things.
Who is responsible and what solution do we choose? How can we share the joys and the burdens? What deterioration can we still prevent and where is adaptation of our way of life necessary? The discussion of these questions may be a political discussion, but it is most productive when it is based on facts and knowledge. The problem is complex and therefore requires a different way of looking at inherently dynamic systems.
In April 2021 TU Delft therefore launched the Climate Action Programme. With this programme, TU Delft aims to take the lead in tackling climate change. This is done through additional investment in climate research and education, and through more intensive cooperation with social partners. De Lichtjagers were asked by TU Delft because we think differently, ask questions and look at things from different angles: journalism, humanities, philosophy, but also from the point of view of marketing and PR.
Professor Herman Russchenberg, chairman/scientific director of the Climate Action programme and TU Delft Pro Vice Rector Climate Action. “Within the Hub we can share knowledge widely and develop initiatives for and with administrators, policy makers, businesses and the general public.
Storytelling | Film and video production based on current themes with news footage from all over the world.
This film production was based on current themes and fragments of recent climate-related disasters at home and abroad. The rising temperature worldwide runs like a red thread through the video. The TU Delft logo itself put us on the trail of Greek mythology. From the giant Prometheus, mankind was given fire. People could warm themselves by it and develop further. Think of the steam engine, the petrol engine, the chip. We are now discovering that the holy fire also has a dark side. The other Greek, Sisyphus, stands for pride and the futility of action. We try to give him a perspective: if you try to solve a problem together, like the challenge of climate change, you might succeed. And the stone will finally roll down the mountain on the other side.
The video was shown for the first time on 24 September 2021 during the opening of the TU Delft Climate Action Hub in the Wijnhaven building on the Campus The Hague. A physical meeting place where people work together on climate solutions and issues.
Doel van het project
Show the urgency of climate change using immersive storytelling and filmmaking.
While the problem is complex and urgent, we can only be optimistic and use our education and research programs to address the issue.