An experimental art project collecting memories of places that have changed or disappeared.

Impermanent Earth is a web publication that is collecting stories of people's experiences with climate change to create a community based view of its impact. This project aims to represent all people across different countries and continents, so if you are not a professional writer or artist please feel welcome to submit. 

Impermanent Earth runs two submission periods in the spring and fall for its front page. This open call is for the year-round rolling submissions for entries to the digital archive. All accepted submissions will be added to the map and directory and may be featured on our social media.

What to Submit
What are we looking for? 

  • Personal stories or memories of or happening at a specific location
  • Documentation of changing spaces
  • More abstract work  inspired by personal experience with climate change

Your submission does not need to be solely about climate change as human activity like urbanization are intertwined. 

 Writing submissions can be:

  • poetry 
  • short essay
  • long form essays or nonfiction stories 

 Visual submissions can include but are not limited to:

  • photography, video, painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, or sculpture

They must include a written description explaining the meaning or story behind the visual or your relationship with climate change and how it has affected you.

 Audio submissions:

  • voice recordings of your story
  • recordings of the location (sounds in nature or in an urban environment), with a written description


The most important thing is that you tell us or show us something that has been personal for you. Be specific, give details, and share your unique perspective.

We prefer submissions in English, but if you want to submit in your native language we will find a translator. Your story will appear both in its original version and in English.

Impermanent Earth