Sustainable Transformation of Global Society

Friday 30 August, 2013, Navigating Ecological Times, Whitechapel Gallery, London A study afternoon of presentations and discussion on art practice and sustainability with artists Lise Autogena, Fernando Garcia-Dory and Tamás Kaszás and led by curators by Maja and Reuben Fowkes. This symposium looks at the challenges of living in ecological times and the sense in which the current… Continue reading Sustainable Transformation of Global Society

The Second International Bateson Symposium

 11-12 September 2013, Globalisation and the roots of the ecological crisis, University of Oslo, Norway Anthropologist, linguist and semiotician, Gregory Bateson’s work focused on behavioral sciences, he identified several roots of the ecological crisis. The most important was the relation between humans and their environment. The main idea of his work was that it’s impossible to unilaterally control… Continue reading The Second International Bateson Symposium

Culture and Sustainability

15-17 May 2013, international Congress “Culture : Key to Sustainable Development”, Hangzhou, China This International Congress was the first forum specifically focusing on the link between culture and sustainable development, discussing on the role of culture in sustainable development in view of the post-2015 development framework, with participation of the global community and the major international… Continue reading Culture and Sustainability

Metabody Conference

24-31st July 2013 in Medialab Prado, in Madrid The Metabody project is directed by the artist, philosopher and activist Jaime del Val, and coordinated by Reverso, an experimental architectural structure containing laboratories of embodiment and perception that will tour 9 european cities. Between July 2013 and July 2018, with a 2 million euros grant from… Continue reading Metabody Conference

Conference : A new kind of universalism

September 19–22, 2013, The Flood of Rights, LUMA / Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College ( Human Rights Project), Arles, France The LUMA Foundation was established in 2004 to support the activities of independent artists as well as institutions working in the fields of art and photography, publishing, documentary, and multimedia. The foundation specializes in… Continue reading Conference : A new kind of universalism

Globalisation and the Politics of Hope

July 25, 2013, The Future of Asia Series, Edition II : Identity and Culture, at Auditorium Annex, CSMVS Museum, Mumbai (India)  The conference is an exploration of how the politics of hope play out in differing fields – from the aspirations of India’s poorest inhabitants, to the offices of urban planners and business people –… Continue reading Globalisation and the Politics of Hope

Call for papers!

Deadline = August 9th 5th October 2013, Dreams, Revolution and Process : Spatial & temporal approaches to rural sustainability and regeneration, at fforest, Cilgerran, Ceredigion (UK) This interdisciplinary conference aims to respond to a range of material that addresses rural sustainability and regeneration, with a focus on how and why decisions are made at individual, local, community… Continue reading Call for papers!

Call for papers : The aesthetics of sustainability

Deadline : 3rd of August 2013 The symposium will take place on 3rd and 4th of October 2013 at the School of Design and Art at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. The debate will discuss the role of aesthetics in the development of a sustainable world : ” How might an understanding of aesthetics impact upon our understanding of… Continue reading Call for papers : The aesthetics of sustainability

Merz DIY 13 summer school

 21st July – 4th August 2013, at Cylinders Estate, Elterwater, Cumbria (UK) Merz DIY is a residential summer school for artists and an experimental space for interdisciplinary practices as part of a temporary creative community. This year the working title is Thinkers Builders Dwellers. Inspired by a presentation from DIY 12 guest speaker Tordis Berstrand, Merz… Continue reading Merz DIY 13 summer school

Reflections on power and powerlessness

June 13–August 4, 2013, POWERLESSNESS, A SITUATION. DEMOCRACIA, REVOLUTIE & POLIZEY, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany POWERLESSNESS, A SITUATION is an experimental project consisting of two corresponding exhibitions, DEMOCRACIA and REVOLUTIE curated by Holger Kube Venturaas well as an accompanying discursive laboratory POLIZEY in cooperation with the Frankfurt University and Felix Trautmann. A Spanish and a Romanian artist group (Democracia,… Continue reading Reflections on power and powerlessness