Alongside the 21st UN Climate Conference, COP21, in Paris, several programs involving the arts and culture are going on now. See for example (not an exhaustive list): ARTCOP21: a program of events, artistic interventions, conferences, etc. See http://www.artcop21.com As part of ARTCOP21, will also take place a “Professional Workshop” with 150 invited participants from the… Continue reading Arts and Culture in Paris during the COP21
Author: 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.
WATERWASH and the Zen Art of Sustainability
Workshop with the New York artist Lillian Ball (in English) March 1st 2015, from 2:30pm to around 6pm Künstlerhaus Hannover, Maestrosaal, Sophienstraße 2, 30159 Hanover (Germany) Participation is free of charge but only by pre-registration (limited to 26 persons) at janika.millan@hannover–stadt.de Organized by the Department of Cultural Organization at the Leuphana University Lueneburg, in collaboration… Continue reading WATERWASH and the Zen Art of Sustainability
Ecological Collapse: art, research, activism – how to shape alliances
Debate at Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway, Thursday September 25th 2014, 17:00 What role does art have in today’s communication of research? Concerned Artists Norway and think tank Tau invite to conversation and debate: Ecological collapse: Art, research and activism – how to create alliances? Scientists, artists and activists have in common to ask questions, to see… Continue reading Ecological Collapse: art, research, activism – how to shape alliances
Cultura21 eBook Vol. 12: A Journey Through Alternative Ways of Living:
a design approach for scaling up grassroots movements towards sustainability 12th volume in the Cultura21 eBooks series on culture and sustainability – by Nicholas Torretta Given the growing world-wide urbanization and the need for achieving a sustainable way of living, there is an urgent need for developing possibilities sustainable ways of urban living. This study… Continue reading Cultura21 eBook Vol. 12: A Journey Through Alternative Ways of Living:
New exhibition in Singapore from The Migrant Ecologies Project
Curated by Kenneth Tay and Jason Wee, the exhibition is the latest incarnation of over 6 years of art history-informed explorations of relationships between wood, trees and people from this region. The exhibition features new wood-print and installation works by Lucy Davis alongside photographic works by Shannon Castleman and a new photo book collaboration with… Continue reading New exhibition in Singapore from The Migrant Ecologies Project
Brandon Ballengée – Events in Germany
Brandon Ballengée will be exhibiting and talking in Germany from late May 2014 onwards. He will be in Berlin and in Lüneburg: In Berlin Exhibition at Art Laboratory Berlin: [macro]biologies II: organisms (Suzanne Anker, Brandon Ballengée, Maja Smrekar) // 31 May- 20 July, 2014 Vernissage: 30 May, 2014, 20:00 Artist and curators talk: 1 June 2014, 15:00 More information here In… Continue reading Brandon Ballengée – Events in Germany
Art and Biodiversity: Sustainable Art?
[Plastik Art & Science] # 4 Ed. Agnès Foiret, online since February 15 2014 : http://art-science.univ-paris1.fr/ The 4th issue of the partly bilingual (French-English) Art & Science Journal [Plastik], published by University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, is out. The five articles available in English are marked in red color below: Table of Contents : – Art, culture et… Continue reading Art and Biodiversity: Sustainable Art?
Solidarity Campaign for IDEA (International Drama/Theatre and Education Association)
IDEA (The International Drama/Theatre and Education Association) currently needs some help from all of us who are supportive of arts education, in a difficult situation they are experiencing at the moment with the Ministry of Culture in Brazil. The campaign focus in short (quote from Robin Pascoe): We need to convince Ms Marta Suplicy, Minister… Continue reading Solidarity Campaign for IDEA (International Drama/Theatre and Education Association)
As the new year begins, Cultura21’s website is getting a welcome upgrade, thanks to Roland Prüfer, webdesigner and member of the Board of “Cultura21 Institut” in Germany (the organization forming the backbone of Cultura21’s multilingual website). In addition to the new looks, the new features of the website include improved usability for mobile devices. We hope you’ll enjoy the redesigned website!
There may be a few glitches in the first weeks, as we migrate to this new website format. Please be patient. If you still notice some issues or bugs in February, you can then report them to us.
At this occasion, we are also resuming now a more regular posting of news, after four months of pause. (The intensity of our postings will be reduced, compared to the 2011-2013 period, because of the more limited human resources of our team of benevolent network members at the moment.)
Steep Trail Conference – Collaboration : Improving the Model
June 12th 2013 in Brunton Theatre,Musselburgh The nature of collaboration, particularly cross-disciplinary, is examined with a view to asking how current models of collaboration function, and ways in which they could be improved. This day-long conference is being organised as part of Steep Trail, an international project set up by Polarcap, Fife Contemporary Art &… Continue reading Steep Trail Conference – Collaboration : Improving the Model