Can art change the world? This is the question posed by an exhibit which opened recently in Oslo, Norway as part of the World Environment Day 2007, and the answer seems to be in the affirmative. The exhibit, called “Envisioning Change”, gathers a collection of different art and design work from a variety of media to showcase what a sustainable future might look like. Here are some thoughts on the exhibit by sponsor Autodesk:

The “Envisioning Change” exhibit looks at climate change from a worldwide perspective, chronicling the effect of global warming on the ecosystems and communities of the polar regions, the Andes, and the Himalayas. The beautiful, thought-provoking, and sometimes shocking images engage viewers on an emotional level that can’t be achieved through words alone. The goal is to increase awareness of the effects of climate change on the world’s coldest regions and to inspire changes in behavior that can slow it down.

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