Art is important to the Transition movement in that it can tell us what our future could be and how we might imagine a better post-carbon future for our communities. This part of the site is meant to present some of the artwork our community members have made on the subject of Transition and our future. Please feel free to submit Transition-themed art to be posted here.
Ken Fair, one of our steering committee members, won the Janice Barnes Literary Special Award for poetry at the Bracebridge Fall Fair, 2011, with his poem "Transition".
My great-grandfather was a farmer.
My grandfather left the farm to work in the city.
My father worked in the city.
I work in the city.
My son works in the city.
My grandson will leave the city to work on a farm.
My great-grandson will be a farmer.
Mariko Uda's film "The People in my Neighbourhood" won the Transition Toronto film contest. It can be seen here.
Jo Homan of Transition Finsbury park says of Mariko's film:
"I loved [the] 11 min visioning film of Toronto in 2030 done Sesame Street style. I used it at a visioning at a core group meeting and people found it funny and moving...thanks Mariko Uda for the inspiring film."
And Rob Hopkins says:
"Very moving and lovely."
Lawrence Alvarez and Helena Kristiansson's submission, "Cultural Noise", can be seen here.
Colin Prince's contest submission can be viewed here.
Renia Tyminski's contest submission can be viewed here.