9 August 2019 – February 2020
Extinction Rebellion is a global activist group calling for urgent action on climate change through acts of non-violent civil disobedience and disruption. Since its first public action on 31 October 2018 urging the UK government to declare a climate and ecological emergency and commit to reduce emissions to net zero by 2025, XR has grown into an international movement with over 363 groups active in 59 countries around the world.
Explore how XR – through its design work, values and organisational structure – creates spaces that are welcoming for all. On display, a child’s high-vis jacket worn during a peaceful rebellion, recently acquired by the museum, is shown alongside a series of loans including banners, stamps, flags, posters and photographs to tell the story of how the activist group engages with young families.