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Cultural Fieldworks for Sustainability

A Study on Contemporary Concerns around Gender

15th June 2013, Towards Gender Inclusivity, in Bangalore (India) The Alternative Law Forum and LesBiT invite you to the release of Towards Gender Inclusivity: A Study on Contemporary Concerns around Gender. This report is authored by queer rights activist Sunil Mohan assisted by musician Sumathi Murthy. The report has been edited by Alok Vaid-Menon, and […]

Conference in Indonesia: ‘The Power of Culture as Catalyst in Sustainable Development’

New pathways for locating culture as an integral part of sustainable development will be explored and highlighted when a World Culture in Development Forum is held in Bali, Indonesia, on 24-29 November 2013. This conference will focus on four themes: • Culture, Freedom and Social Sustainability, • Culture and Economic Sustainability, • Cultural Convergence in […]

Brazil: Seminar on Culture and Sustainable Development

Within the framework of the Joint Programme ‘EU-Brazil Sector Dialogues’, the Ministries of Culture and Planning, Budget and Management will hold a seminar on Culture and Sustainable Development, which will take place from 21 to 23 May 2013, in Brasilia, Brazil. The focus will be on links between cultural diversity and environmental sustainability. Read more […]

Congress in China: ‘Culture: Key to Sustainable Development’

An international congress entitled ‘Culture: Key to Sustainable Development’, organised by UNESCO with the support of the Government of the People’s Republic of China, will be held in Hangzhou, China, on 15-17 May 2013. The focus will be  to discuss the role of culture in sustainable development in view of the post-2015 development framework. Read […]

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Ecocide

Cathy Fitzgerald published on her blog “An Arts and Ecology Notebook” an interesting long post about enforcing the legal notion of “ecocide”, and about the work of UK legal barrister (and performer of mock trials) Polly Higgins, who defines ecocide as follows: “Ecocide is the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of […]

International Conference: SUSTAINABILITY AND CULTURE / Sustainable Cultural Management

Organized by the Goethe Institut Thessaloniki, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Greece and the European theatre network Mitos21, this International Conference will take place on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April 2013 in Thessaloniki, Greece, at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall (“Maurice Saltiel” conference room). The conference will discuss “innovative interventions implemented in recent years in the […]

Culture and Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region – a seminar at the Nordic Council of Ministers

Venue: Nordic Council of Ministers, Ved Straden 18, 1061 Copenhagen, Denmark – Date: April 29th 2013 The event is organized in cooperation between the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Ministries of Culture in Schleswig-Holstein and Poland. In connection with this seminar,  the report  “Culture and Sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region – 8 findings, […]

Project seeks to map and reduce ocean noise pollution

In an effort to reduce the undocumented and unlimited rising of oceanic noise pollution, the US government is completing the first phase of a project by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which seeks to document human-made noises in the ocean and transform the results into the world’s first oceanic sound maps. The first results […]

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Get Fracktious – National Climate March in London

The Campaign against Climate Change, a UK-based group concerned with raising public awareness to human-caused climate change, is organizing a demonstration march through London on Saturday 1st December 2012. The main topic is the expansion of hydraulic fracturing or fracking, a destructive extraction practice of previously un-tappable “shale-gas”, in the UK, which is seen as […]

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Occupy the Seed

FORTNIGHT OF ACTIONS FOR SEED FREEDOM 2nd – 16th October 2012 The Global Alliance for Seed Freedom is planing a phase of action to raise global public awareness regarding Seed Freedom. Dr. Vandana Shiva, environmental activist and seed defender, spearheading the movement, was interviewed by the International Permaculture Day, speaking of “the importance of seed […]