Phone Call to the World

Creation. Collaboration. Reverberation.

Date of Activity: April 2021 – March 2022
Location: England, India, Palestine, South Africa, Scotland (Aberdeen, Borders, Dumfries, Dundee, Glasgow, Inverness, Mull)
Age Range: 14-25

Phone Call to the World was one of 17 global projects commissioned by the British Council that explored climate change and environmental crises through art, science and digital technology.

Groups of young people from three continents engaged with climate change issues that impact them at a local level, coming together to consider the wider global climate challenge. Using the simple holding framework of Phone Call to the World, young people from England, India, Palestine, Scotland and South Africa created cross artform work that informs, questions, confronts and makes demands of its many audiences to make a difference to one of the most pressing issues of our time.

You can find all the works on the project’s Interactive Media Map. Alternatively, learn more about the project and the partner organisations via the project website.

“It is important for young people to keep a strong bond with their land that they were deprived of as a result of the occupation. It is important for them to sense and feel the needs of this land and its environment and learn more about ways through which they can not only protect it but also preserve it and love it.”

Al-Harah Theater, Project Partner

VOICEMAIL Creative Team

Isla Cowan – Artist
Nick Barton-Wines – Artist
Patricia Panther – Artist


Pete Stollery – Interactive Media Map Designer

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