A pop-top snake god? This alien creature was one of a number of interesting installations placed on show at this year's COP16 Climate Change Village. Located between the UN Conference's official venue and downtown Cancun, the bustling village hosted workshops, films, conferences and eye-catching art installations from all over the world. Never one to pass up the chance to take some art snaps, Inhabitat was on-site to document all of the excitement -- jump ahead to see more of the fantastic creations!
Most of the information, performances and talks in the village were available in Spanish only, primarily catering to local residents. However, the days were filled with mariachi music and lectures, and in the evening, grand concerts played on an outdoor stage accessible to all.
Within the exhibition pavilion, the art was as much motivated by PR as by climate change – Coca-cola had its own booth to plug its new “eco-friendly” bottles and coolers, the Nissan Leaf was on display, and many other companies collaborated with eco-artists to solidify their brand. Still, there’s no denying that a bottle-cap Quetzalcoatl, even if it is funded by a random phone company, is still something to be revel in. We hope that ultimately all this creativity will positively impact both culture and commerce.