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Art by Christo and Jeanne-Claude could help 2024 Summer Olympics visitors stay cool

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🗞️ Driving the news: With the anticipation of potential heat waves during the 2024 Olympics in Paris, measures are being taken to ensure visitors stay cool
• One innovative solution is the repurposing of materials from the art installation "L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped" by avant-garde artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude

🔭 The context: The materials from the art installation, specifically the textile and rope made of polypropylene (a recyclable thermoplastic polymer), are being transformed into large-scale tents, which are intended to provide shade for the Olympics and other public events in Paris

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The recycling of these materials not only provides a practical solution for potential heat challenges during the Olympics but also showcases the importance of reusing and recycling in art and environmental efforts
• The punishing heat waves experienced in regions like Europe are linked to human-driven climate change, emphasizing the need for sustainable solutions

⏭️ What's next: The art installation, which was viewed 6 million times in person, will continue to serve a purpose beyond its original intent

💬 One quote: “This is a very fine example of the art world’s ability to adapt to climate challenges.” (Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris)

📈 One stat: The art installation "L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped" covered the monument with about 270,000 square feet of fabric and almost 9,845 feet of red rope

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