November 21st, 2011 MIT (USA) “The Indian artist and well-known filmmaker Amar Kanwar creates documentary-based multi-channel installations that deal with the politics of power, violence, sexuality, and justice. In “The Torn First Pages”, Kanwar unfolds the struggle for democracy in Myanmar. The eight-chanel video piece “The Lightning Testimonies” reflects upon a history of conflict in… Continue reading Films about Myanmar and India
Author: Benjamin Smith
Ben was the intern of Cultura21 from July to September 2011. He studied Environmental Sciences at the Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany.
“MIT japan 3/11 initiative”
November 14th, 2011 MIT (USA) “In the aftermath of the disaster suffered in Japan, MIT launched the MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative, a multi-year collaborative project focused on disaster-resilient planning, design and reconstruction. Back from the first MIT Japan 3/11 workshop which took place this summer, Shun Kanda and Jim Wescoat will discuss the process and… Continue reading “MIT japan 3/11 initiative”
“Ploughshares from Swords – Social Sculpture and Cultural Agency”
November 07th, 2011 MIT (USA) “How does creative activism contribute to society? How do we moderate crises through individual and collective art practice? How do we reconcile the arts, activism, and pedagogy? Stella McGregor, Founder and Director of Urbano Project, will share her experience of working with inner city youth and introduce projects such as… Continue reading “Ploughshares from Swords – Social Sculpture and Cultural Agency”
“99 Is Not 100 – Documenting the Transformative Power of Art, or the Art of Transformative Documentary”
October 31st, 2011 Sloan Fellow, MIT (USA) “How do we observe or quantify the impact of an artistic intervention or the impact of a documentary film? Lucy Walker will be reflecting on the experience of making and showing the film Waste Land, a documentary about artist Vik Muniz’s collaboration with the self-designated recyclables materials pickers… Continue reading “99 Is Not 100 – Documenting the Transformative Power of Art, or the Art of Transformative Documentary”
“Enabling Emergent Voices And Expression Through Technology”
October 17th, 2011 MIT Media Lab, USA “Moore’s law and the Internet have dramatically reduced the cost of producing and distributing information. This has greatly lowered the cost of collaboration and has empowered a qualitatively different “public” to think, express, and act without, or in spite of, central authority. These changes and advances in technology… Continue reading “Enabling Emergent Voices And Expression Through Technology”
“In The Meantime”
October 3rd, 2011 “The New School” (USA) “In 1992 Jack Persekian founded Anadiel Gallery, the first and only independent gallery for Palestinian artists in Jerusalem. Persekian later founded the Al-Ma’mal Foundation to continue the gallery’s mission and to further promote, instigate, and disseminate the production of art in Palestine. In his talk, Persekian will share… Continue reading “In The Meantime”
International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas
Montreal, Quebec, Canada May 14th-20th, 2012 “This conference will focus on the particular situations and dynamics of the Americas. What does degrowth mean for our Hemisphere with its rich geographical, cultural, social and economic diversity? How can degrowth models apply to different contexts from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego? What does degrowth mean for… Continue reading International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas
November 3rd – December 11th, 2011, Riga and Liepaja “Techno-Ecologies is the theme of this year’s Art+Communication festival, the 13th edition of which will take place in Riga from November 3 – 6, 2011, featuring conference (November 4–5) and exhibition (November 4 – December 11) as well as broad programme of performances, screenings, public lectures… Continue reading Techno-Ecologies
Who draws the line?
September, 24th – 30th, 2011 Lecce (Apulia, Italy) “Who draws the line?” is the title of the first solo exhibition in Italy by the Turkish artist Devrim Kadirbeyoglu, co-produced by Archiviazioni and Ramdom Association. The exhibition was born as an inner necessity of the artist to represent and communicate the human, financial and social extent… Continue reading Who draws the line?
Confluence 2011 – Festival of Indigenous Storytellers
30th of September – 2nd of October, 2011 Fire Flies Ashram, Bangalore/India The “Confluence” invites you to a 3-day event on storytelling, where storytellers from various tribal communities of India will be sharing some of their disappearing myths, legends and stories with a view to build a collective that supports the need for their preservation.… Continue reading Confluence 2011 – Festival of Indigenous Storytellers