Climate + Change, an awe-inspiring educational science exhibition, explored the effects of climate change on the communities and ecosystems of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, while we ogled and explored the wondrous landscape through Microsoft Perceptive Pixel, an interactive touchscreen that displays images to create an amazing experience of a smoothly interactive movie where every frame contains 60 million pixels. Organized by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and GlacierWorks, this exhibition was filled with striking photography of David Breashers, mountaineer and filmmaker, who displayed the rapidly changing Himalaya and highlighted the solutions being implemented in the region.
The three-floor exhibit took us from Kathmandu Valley to some of the highest peaks in the world. We witnessed breathtaking view of Mount Kailash landscape, alongside new technologies like bio sand filter, solar food drier and solar cooker, alomgside photo stories of Everest summiteers Apa Sherpa and Dawa Steven Sherpa. Breathtaking, large-scale photography from GlacierWorks were displayed which discovered the changing Himalayan landscape in and around Mount Everest/
The best part of the exhibition was it provided a space for dialogue among students, teachers, policy makers, scientists, farmers and businessmen. With support from UNICEF, in-depth educational materials and teacher resources were made available so that students and teachers can take lessons from the exhibition back to the classroom.
The photo exhibition will run until 13 April 2014 at Nepal Art Council.