Having been to a UN Climate Conference ten years prior, I was aware that delegates, ministers, activists, business leaders, and organizations come to these meetings already knowing what they will or will not say – they have a “script” of some kind. Divisive discussions are common at these events and open meaningful dialogue is not. These conferences function like an intensified microcosm of the scripted interactions that we can all imagine; talking with sales people, meetings at your job, perhaps even interacting with extended family. But perhaps creatively using sound and voice could open the script up and suspended the listener at the COP16 conference?
breaking through scripts and opening up space with sound