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Cultural Fieldworks for Sustainability

Rethinking the Creative City

An article on the role of complexity, networks and interactions in the urban creative economy In this article, Dr. Roberta Comunian argues that complexity theory and its associated principles can provide a new understanding of the connection between the urban space and the systems of local cultural production and consumption. Drawing on interviews with creative […]

Symposium: “Hot Science, Global Citizens: The Agency of the Museum Sector in Climate Change Interventions”

Reposted from www.hotscienceglobalcitizens.net May 5th and 6th 2011 in Sydney This symposium presents the research findings of the Australian Research Council international Linkage project along with other leading research to develop new knowledge about what constitutes effective action around climate change, the critical roles that institutions can play, visions for the future of museums and science […]

Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity

Upcoming book publication Sacha Kagan. Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2011. Will be available in July 2011, ca. 476 p.,  ca. 39,80 € – ISBN 978-3-8376-1803-7 The publication proposes an understanding of “culture(s) of sustainability”, “aesthetics of sustainability” and “art and sustainability”,  based on an in-depth theoretical […]

Two environmental philosophy blogs

The following two environmental philosopher’s blogs provide regular posts with interesting views and analyses on themes such as emergence, ecocriticism, ecocinema and others: Timothy Morton ‘s blog (the author of Ecology without Nature): http://ecologywithoutnature.blogspot.com/ Adrian J Ivakhiv’s blog “immanence – thinking the form, flesh & flow of the world: ecoculture, geophilosophy, mediapolitics”: http://blog.uvm.edu/aivakhiv/

The Art of Ecology – Transdisciplinary Research In Practice

A symposium at the 2011 World Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) SER2011 WORLD CONFERENCE ON ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION – Merida, Mexico – August 21-25, 2011 – Re-establishing the Link between Nature and Culture Please submit abstracts (see link below) indicating the title of the symposium and the name of David Haley, as session […]

Taking Goethe seriously – stretching our thinking

Allan Kaplan Friday 18 February   11 – 4.30 pm (Oxford Brookes Univ. Buckley Bdg, Room BG01) As part of the series: AGENTS OF CHANGE: Ecological Citizenship and The Art of Changing One’s Mind(set). Interdisciplinary Symposia – Seminars – Dialogue Processes, Oxford (UK), 2011

ESA (European Sociological Association) Research Network on the Sociology of Culture

Call for papers for the next conference of the ESA (European Sociological Association) Research Network on the Sociology of Culture (October 7th-9th 2010 in Milano, Italy): See the attached PDF file, and the conference website at www.esaculturebocconi2010.org Session 15, entitled “the cultures of unsustainability”, is chaired by Prof. Dr. Volker Kirchberg and Sacha Kagan. More […]

ESA Arts Conference: Creativity, Support & Sustainability

The International Network of Cultura21 was launched at the occasion of the conference of the ESA Arts (the arts research network of the European Sociological Association) in Lueneburg and Hamburg (March 27 – April 1 st 2007): website of the conference. The initiative of the Network was presented to the many speakers and conference participants […]