The climate and environmental crisis is certainly the most important issue facing humanity in the 21st century. The Earth is suffering and is trying to alert us by various means: climate disruption, rising water levels, declining biodiversity and the extinction of certain animal species. The ecological emergency has spread all over the globe, even to the world of design and applied arts. For several years now, mudac has been collecting works that aim to raise awareness of what the Earth is telling us.
“Ecouter la Terre” plunges viewers into the mudac collection where the various disciplines that make up the collection - design, ceramics, glass art, graphic arts and contemporary jewellery - come together to reflect the challenges of climate change. The works attest to the commitment of designers and open up the scope of possibilities. They appeal to us to no longer consider nature solely through the prism of profitability, productivity or as a limitless resource for humans to use. They implore us to open our eyes on the phenomena that bear witness to the diversity of our blue planet, and to become aware of the fragility of this balance.