CSPA Supports Announces Round ONE Recipient

Reposted from sustainablepractice.org

The CSPA congratulates the first recipient of a CSPA Supports MicroGrant:  Matthias Neumann and the Public Office for Architecture.

Public Office for Architecture (POA) is a collaborative project situated at MoKS, Center for Arts and Social Practice in Mooste, Estonia.  POA is an artistic practice conceived as a a nomadic architecture office.  POA involves and engages the public with the built environment through architectural and artistic dialogue and intervention.
POA is conceived as an instigator and mediator between private and public engagement with the built environment.  POA as a process driven art practice will link and support a community based dialogue on issues of social and ecological sustainability, tied into processes of a changing built environment.

The pilot project for POA will be realized in August 2011 at MoKS.  POA is a critical practice with a long term trajectory with future installations in Bratislava, Berlin, New York and Bucharest.  POA will engage in an open process, inviting active participation from residents in Mooste as an integral part of the project.  Invited by MoKS, the project will be publicized in the Baltic region within the arts and architecture communities, including Tallinn, cultural capital of Euripe, and the Kauna Biennial this fall.

The recipient of Round One of CSPA Supports has been selected by a small panel of adjudicators including Moe Beitiks, Ian Garrett, Sarah Peterson, and Miranda Wright, based on the CSPA’s articulated grant guidelines.  The CSPA is now welcoming applications for Round Two: Application deadline for Round Two:  September 1, 2011 ; Notification: October 2011.

To apply, visit www.sustainablepractice.org/cspasupports

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.