The original version of ‘Reconciliation with the living’ was organized at UNESCO HQ on November 25 and 26, 2022, on the occasion of Earth University. Iconic works were exhibited in situ and a virtual gallery extend this art installation into dematerialized space.
Visitors were able to contemplate the works of zancan (France), Refik Anadol (United States & Turkey), Sofia Crespo & Feileacan McCormick (Argentina and Norway), Polina Kuznetsova (Ukraine), Nikolina Kovalenko (United States), Di Couto (Brazil), the generative art collective Phaust (United Kingdom), and the international environmental graphics from The 4th Block, PosterTerritory and Biophilia.
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Blockchain technology is frequently criticized for its potential impact on the environment, which has implications for the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The alleged high level of energy consumption associated with this technology raises legitimate concerns about climate change.
However, the truth of the matter is often obscured by common misconceptions. In this round-table discussion organized by MuseumWeek on 26 November 2022 at UNESCO HQ (Paris) on the occasion of “Reconciliation with the living”, 4 high-level actors from the world of blockchain industry explored these issues to bring light on the environmental impact of blockchain technology and NFTs, but also on the contributions of NFTs in supporting the environmental cause.