ESA Arts Conference: Creativity, Support & Sustainability

The International Network of Cultura21 was launched at the occasion of the conference of the ESA Arts (the arts research network of the European Sociological Association) in Lueneburg and Hamburg (March 27 – April 1 st 2007): website of the conference. The initiative of the Network was presented to the many speakers and conference participants from around the world, and more especially the speakers at the Sustainability stream of the conference who presented their latest research, activities and art projects on the roles of the arts in the search process of Sustainability.

This conference, the first of its kind to focus specifically on sustainability with relationship to the arts, gathered together the founding members of the Network’s international level.

By Sacha Kagan

Research Associate at the ISCO - Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization (ISKO - Institut für Soziologie und Kulturorganisation), Leuphana University Lueneburg, Sacha Kagan founded the International level of Cultura21, Network for Cultures of Sustainability, as well as the International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation (ASSiST). The focus of his research and cultural work lies in the trans-disciplinary field of arts and (un-)sustainability. Doctor in Philosophy (Leuphana University Lueneburg) with a thesis on the subject of culture, the arts and sustainability under the perspective of complexity ; M.A. in Cultural Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam) ; and Graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux (political sciences). For Cultura21, Sacha is also coordinating the eBooks series, the regular updates on our multi-lingual website, the English section of our webmagazine and the work of our Lueneburg-based interns.