The artwork CO2 Lock-In by Bigert & Bergström has been displayed in front of Stockholm School of Economics (Sveavägen 65). The exhibition is realized by SSE Art Initiative in cooperation with Stockholm Konst, with the aim to create and encourage conversations, reflections and knowledge sharing as stated by Tinni Ernsjöö Rappe from SSE Art Initiative.

The displayed work is a sculpture series of balls and chains shaped like carbon dioxide molecules. The pieces made out of 100 percent recycled iron and weighing three hundred kilograms each, this weight represented an average Swede’s CO2 emission over ten days. Initially, the work was created as part of the project, which was initiated for the 2012 worldwide climate action “Earth Hour” as a collaboration between Bigert & Bergström and the World Wildlife Federation

Photo: Jean-Baptist Béranger

During the three week exhibition, a series of performances took place. The artists, researchers, students and experts will be chained to the artwork to meet students and faculty at the school, as well as the public from Sveavägen.

Oct 5: Students from Art Division: Join Art Division!
Oct 7: Jonas Allerup, climate negotiator and analyst at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency(Naturvårdsverket).
Oct 14: Emma Stenström, Associate Professor at SSE, teacher Global Challenges.
Oct 15: Bigert & Bergström, artists.
Oct 16: SSCA/SSE Students for Climate Action.
Oct 19: Svetlana Gross, PhD student at SSE, with knowledge about decarbonisation as a radical transformation of the economy.
Oct 21: Emma Sjöström, PhD and co-director of the Sustainable Finance Initiative at SSE, and an expert on carbon emissions and divestments.
Oct 22: Jesper Roine, Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at SSE doing research on political economy and issues relating to natural resources.

"CO2 Lock-In," installation image, SSE. Photo: Jean-Baptist Béranger
"CO2 Lock-In," installation image, SSE. Photo: Jean-Baptist Béranger
"CO2 Lock-In," installation image, SSE. Photo: Jean-Baptist Béranger

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