Home On the Frontline of the Climate Crisis On the Frontline of the Climate Crisis The youth-focused art-based research project aims to influence decision-makers to act against climate change. The project organises events and platforms where young people collaborate with art educators, artists and researchers making artwork and planning campaigns about climate change. The project’s activities are carried out in Lapland, Eastern Finland and in the Tampere region. Type of support General grant call: Research projects Starting year 2022 Members of the group Project leader: Jarmo Rinne, Senior researcher Youth Research and Development Centre Juvenia in the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences Other group members: Professor Timo Jokela University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design Professor Mirja Hiltunen University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design Aki Lintumäki, project researcher at Youth Research and Development Centre Juvenia and doctoral researcher at University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design Korinna Korsström-Magga, doctoral researcher at University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design Project links Project homepage Project on Instagram Project on Facebook On the Frontline of the Climate Crisis: Building Youth’s Climate Citizenship and Climate Activism Through Art-Based Co-Research The project aims to listen attentively to young people’s fears, concerns, hopes and wishes relating to climate change as well as enhance their participation as equal decision-makers in a crucial matter that especially affects their future. The project offers youth an active role as climate citizens by organising art-based action events and using different social media platforms. In collaboration with the youth, virtual online campaigns, climate change rallies, place-specific art interventions and performance art will make visible and represent their climate-related concerns. This project has adopted youth-focused co-research and art-based participatory action-research approaches to its theoretical framework. With the collaboration of young people, art educators, artists and researchers, this project produces community-based, site-specific artworks that highlight young people’s emotions, hopes and dreams about climate change and a sustainable future. From the perspectives of democracy and political participation, this research produces valuable information on young people’s participation. Furthermore, it reveals the barriers and bottlenecks relating to young people’s efforts to politically influence matters that are important to them. The project is funded by Kone Foundation. The project started in September 2022, and it will last until the end of 2025.