Earlier this week, thousands of protestors took part in road blockades and performance art in response to the impending climate crisis. India Bourke asks, could the ecological movement behind it all – Extinction Rebellion – be the change the arts needs to see?

In 1920s North America, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera painted public frescos confronting the effects of industrialisation. In 1969, Yoko Ono and John Lennon sat in bed for world peace. And now this week, in London, a new collaboration of activists, artists and performers have united to protest the biosphere’s erosion.
On Monday, under the banner of the Extinction Rebellion movement, thousands of protestors took to the streets to take part in road blockades and performance art... Keep reading on The New Statesman