We have already witnessed evidence of this planetary emergency in real time, all over the globe, and it is Extinction Rebellion who have fought to bring it to the forefront of the hearts and minds of the community. Using non-violent methods of civil disobedience, Extinction Rebellion shut down London for ten days this April, causing the UK government to ‘tell the truth’ and declare a climate emergency. But there is still much to be done.
They champion a collectivist, inclusive philosophy through their decentralised structure wherein anyone and everyone can bring their skills to the table – be it artists, economists, students, blue collar, white collar; all are welcomed to join the rebellion and demand that their voice, and the voice of future generations, be heard. With plans of celebrating a massive funeral after London Fashion Week finishes, we speak to Isobelle Hadley, a Textile Design student, who is heavily involved in the movement to delve further into this most imperative of activist organisations.