As the Our Time on Earth exhibition comes to a close, join an eco-inspired journey across the Barbican centre to explore the role of creativity in climate action.
Create your own quest and experience over 10 interactive installations and activities curated by University of the Arts London (UAL) Climate Emergency Network, as they activate the site to inspire and mobilise urgent action.
Create textiles that serve as catalysts for co-design. Advocate for nature through dance. Experience a ritual that binds feminism, art and ecology. Play games to explore your regenerative future. Reveal tarot cards that prompt new narratives. Join an investigation of care to provoke strategies to shelter humans, wildlife, and ecosystems.
Your quest begins in the Barbican Conservatory, where our guides will help select your route before embarking on your own journey towards a more sustainable planet. Guests can join the quest anytime from 1pm. Last entry is at 4.30pm. No need to book in advance.
- You choose your pace - take as much or as little time as you want to complete the journey
- Some of the activities will take place outside. Please be prepared for all weathers and bring suitable clothing and sunscreen
- This event has been designed with adult audiences in mind, but all ages are welcome
- All activities are on a first-come, first-served basis
- Filming and photography will take place at this event
Curated by University of the Arts London (UAL) Climate Emergency Network
Image credit: Jake Stephenson-Bartley
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The Barbican Conservatory is located on Level 3, if you’re coming from inside the main Barbican building.
From the Barbican highwalks, follow signs to the ‘Barbican Centre’. Walking from Barbican tube station, you’ll see a steps with ‘Art Gallery’ above them, these will lead you up to the Sculpture Court where you'll see a sign for the Conservatory.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
The Conservatory is on the gallery floor (level 3), reached via the main lifts. Access Automatic glass doors (120cm wide) lead outside from the gallery floor and continue down a ramp (1:12). The Conservatory is on your right, entered through double doors (135cm wide). The Sculpture Court is on your left, up three steps or via a ramp.
Limited access for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility due to steps in some areas.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.