by Eleanor Heartney Reposted from www.artinamericamagazine.com […] It can be hard to shake a sense of imminent eco-doom. Or is there room for “dark optimism,” as the eco-themed initiative Expo 1: New York at MoMA PS1, in Queens, last summer styled it? The UN report contains recommendations for international emissions caps and other cooperative measures,… Continue reading Art for the Anthropocene Era
The race to find, and save, ancient artifacts emerging from glaciers and ice patches in a warming world By ANDREW CURRY Archaeologists in Norway space themselves out to walk along ground newly exposed by the melting edges of an ice patch. Eyes firmly on the ground, they are on the lookout for artifacts that have… Continue reading The Big Melt: Saving Archeological Treasures Exposed by Melting Glaciers
15th June 2013, Towards Gender Inclusivity, in Bangalore (India) The Alternative Law Forum and LesBiT invite you to the release of Towards Gender Inclusivity: A Study on Contemporary Concerns around Gender. This report is authored by queer rights activist Sunil Mohan assisted by musician Sumathi Murthy. The report has been edited by Alok Vaid-Menon, and… Continue reading A Study on Contemporary Concerns around Gender
The 2012 World Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Jeju, South Korea turned out to be a big boost for the worldwide movement to re-connect children and nature. At the prestigious and influential Congress, which convenes every four years, more than 10,000 people representing 150 nations and more than… Continue reading Addressing Children’s Nature-Deficit Disorder: Bold Actions by Conservation Leaders Worldwide
For the last decades, collaborations between art and ecology have become more popular as an option to try solving environmental issues, as well as a way of social intervention. You can take a look at the work of several environmental artists in this article by G. Roger Denson, cultural critic and essayist, published by the… Continue reading Nomads Occupy the Global Village: Left Political Art Timeline, 2001-2012
Classic environmental novelist Ernest Callenbach, author of Ecotopia, passed away on April 16th 2012 at the age of 83. Shortly after his death, this document, which contains his “Epistle to the Ecotopians: Last Words to an America in Decline” was found: Click here to read the full text.
In 2010, ASEF commissioned research to investigate good practices connecting the arts to initiatives tackling environmental sustainability issues in a number of Asian countries. Titled Linking the Arts to Environment and Sustainable Development Issues, the research project aimed to carefully document case studies that can not only provide inspiration for networking and collaboration between Asia… Continue reading ASEF Report now available: “Linking the Arts to Environment and Sustainable Development Issues”
Too Shallow for Diving: the 21st Century Is Treading Water The “Land“ artists in the 1970s as well as artists like Joseph Beuys and Agnes Denes in the 1980s paved the way for the ecological artists today and for art to act as an agent for social change. Today environmental art includes various approaches and… Continue reading Artists & Environmental Change: The Elusive Power of Contemporary Art
Emergence: The Document! Creative industries play an important role in the process of developing a sustainable future for the planet, but often there is a lack of ideas and practical solutions on the way to this more sustainable future. The partnership project between Volcano and Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales supported by Arts Council Wales and British… Continue reading Emergence: The Document!
A publication is now available online, from the “2nd Sustainable Summer School” that took place in Jüchen (Germany) in September 2010 (cf. our earlier post about the event). The theme of that summer school was “Societies, Systems and Swarms”. Download the PDF file: Click here