RE-DO. Conference on Sustainability and Culture’s role in Sustainable Futures
October 28-31, 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark.
At MOMU (Moesgaard Museum http://www.
Conference website: http://conferences.
Presenters are invited to address questions related to cultural sustainability and
the role of culture in sustainable futures, including, but not limited to the
- What role does culture play in the three-legged eco-centric model – with
environmental, economic and politico-social dimensions – of
sustainability? What understandings of “culture” are relevant or perhaps
even necessary for us to work towards cultural sustainability?
- Is it preferable to challenge the three-legged consensual model of
sustainability, disputed by critics to be post-political, by a four-legged
(environment, economy, social and cultural sustainability) differential
model? What would such a widening of categories translate to on the
practical (i.e. “doing”) level?
- How could culture – worldviews, every-day practices and living
togetherness, pasts, costumes, food, identity-constructions and
understandings, aesthetic and ethical values, artistic representations and
performances – become an important and measurable part of a
sustainability agenda of its own? Is that desirable?
- In what ways does a focus on cultural sustainability change well-known
agenda-setting power geometries between North and South, East and
West for example due to climate change adaption and mitigation
- How to conceptualize culture in the new forms of connectivity between
humans and non-humans that we see in post-human-oriented theories
and what new connections are to be made between deep ecology and
ecological indigenous livelihoods and post-human paradigms?
- What do the temporal and spatial expansions implied in the concept of
sustainability mean for culture? What role do future generations and non-
human actors play in forging materiality?
Proposals due by June 1.
Call for papers: CFP_RE-DO