• World Weather Network
  • World Weather Network

World Weather Network 

Art Jameel is one of 28 arts organisations from around the world forming the World Weather Network, a global ‘weather reporting’ project running from June 2022 to June 2023.

‘World Weather’ amplifies our understanding of weather and connects the voices of artists and lived experience in a climate crisis without precedent. Mindful of complex atmospheric concerns and caring for our global co-habitants, the World Weather Network shares different weather realities to raise the voice of the arts in our times of crisis.

From each station in the network, artists and writers will share their weather worlds on a new online platform World Weather Network, creating a conversation of world voices through observations, stories and forecasts. Engaging scientists, environmentalists and concerned communities, the World Weather Network brings together diverse world views and different knowledge systems, localities and languages.

Art Jameel’s weather station, located in the desert gardens, the Jameel Library and public spaces of the Jameel Arts Centre, explores atmospheric humidity, a central climatic marker of the Arabian Gulf, accompanied by on-site air-to-water generators, providing visitors with fresh drinking water and insights into daily humidity and weather conditions. 

The Art Jameel station’s weather reports primarily take the form of narrative podcast episodes by artists and writers, released throughout the year, that explore themes including The Threshold, Sweat and Labour and Techno futures. Contributors to the podcast series include: Noush Anand, Saira Ansari, Nadim Choufi, Nadine Khalil, Nidhi Mahajan and Deepak Unnikrishnan among others. 

The podcasts will be released at regular intervals during the project and can be accessed via our website and physically on site at the Jameel Arts Centre weather stations located in the gardens and lobby, where atmospheric water generators create high quality  drinking water from the air.

Marking the June 21 launch of the World Weather Network is Word Weathers, a global, live performance and writing exchange that sees the weather recorded over a full 24-hour period, marking the winter/summer solstice. Artspace Te Tuhi, located in the Pacific Rim (Te Moana Nui A Kiwa), invited Art Jameel to participate, who in turn commissioned Moza Almatrooshi and Sree; the two UAE artists join more than 40 creatives around the world, who each log-on at dawn in their timezone to write and perform online. For more information and to tune in, check Tetuni.art

Participating weather stations: 

ARTANGEL, London

ARTINGENIUM, San Sebastián

ART JAMEEL, Dubai

ART SONJE CENTER, Seoul

BUNDANON, New South Wales

DHAKA ART SUMMIT, Bangladesh

ENOURA OBSERVATORY, Japan

NICOLETTA FIORUCCI FOUNDATION, Grasse

FOGO ISLAND ARTS, Newfoundland

FONDAZIONE SANDRETTO RE REBAUDENGO, Torino

HOLT-SMITHSON FOUNDATION, New Mexico

ICELANDIC ARTS CENTRE, Reykjavik

IHME HELSINKI, Helsinki

KHOJ, New Delhi

MALI, Lima

MCAD, Manila

NEON, Athens

NGO, Johannesburg

WAAG, Amsterdam

RUYA FOUNDATION, Iraq

SAHA, Istanbul

SOPHIA POINT, Guyana

TERRA FOUNDATION, Comporta

TE TUHI, Aotearoa / New Zealand 

UCCA, Beijing / Qinhuangdao 

YINKA SHONIBARE FOUNDATION, Lagos / Ijebu

32 DEGREES EAST, Uganda

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