Essay Competition 2014 – Leadership

Entries are now open for the 2014 WOLFoundation essay competition. Whether it relates to environmental degradation, personal privacy, the functioning, or otherwise, of our democratic processes and many other issues, many people feel that we are suffering from an almost global crisis of leadership. An inability to break out of the status quo to enable… Continue reading Essay Competition 2014 – Leadership

The Law of Seeds – Art by Beth Grossman

6:00pm – 8:00pm at Brisbane City Hall 50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005 BRISBANE, CALIFORNIA ADOPTS A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR SEEDS AND DEBUTS ART EXHIBIT, THE LAW OF SEEDS, TO COMMEMORATE. Activist artist Beth Grossman is calling attention to the genetically engineered seeds that are having a huge impact on food sources worldwide. Brisbane, California has decided to act locally… Continue reading The Law of Seeds – Art by Beth Grossman

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)

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

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

Seminar : “Cities, culture and future”

September 2-6, 2013, in Buenos Aires, Argentina The city of Buenos Aires, co-president of the Committee on culture of UCLG, organises an international seminar to discuss and to update the conceptual bases of our work. The seminar considers the current contents of Agenda 21 for culture, and will analyse the challenges laid out by the… Continue reading Seminar : “Cities, culture and future”

Healing Walk!

July 5-6, 2013, The 4th Annual Healing Walk near Fort McMurray Alberta (Canada) A DIFFERENT WAY TO PROTECT OUR LAND, AIR, WATER AND CLIMATE FROM TAR SANDS EXPANSION Over the past decade First Nations communities, non-native communities, scientists, politicians, and others are recognizing that the expansion of the tar sands is betraying the human responsibility to… Continue reading Healing Walk!

‘Political Art’ of Istanbul as Politics of the Middle East

Leuphana University (HS 4), Lüneburg (Germany), July 1st 2013 – 18:00 The guest lecture will focus on the formation of the contemporary art field in Istanbul and how a particular category of ‘political art’ emerged from that field. First, Ni l Uzun will present the historical background of the formation of the contemporary art field… Continue reading ‘Political Art’ of Istanbul as Politics of the Middle East

New articles about energy alternatives

The Museum of Fetishes, by Nicholas Hildyard and Larry Lohmann Too often, discussions about energy alternatives resemble a visit to a 1950s world’s fair exhibition displaying exhibits of the wonderful technology of the future. Against one wall stand shiny replicas of new green machines – wind turbines, solar panels, fuel cells, hypercars, supergrids – alongside… Continue reading New articles about energy alternatives

The resistance at Gezi Park

June 3th, 2013, ARTISTSINRESISTANCE, Istanbul (Turkey) The initial protests in Istanbul at the end of May were led by environmentalists, opposing the replacement of Taksim Gezi Park with a reconstruction of the historic Taksim Military Barracks demolished in 1940. One of their claim in the press statement released by the artists : “We are here… Continue reading The resistance at Gezi Park