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Cultural Fieldworks for Sustainability

Call for Proposals of Wishful Thinking

Write a proposal to a US government agency – Deadline: 1st of May. As self-declared Artists in Residence for the US Government, the Institute for Wishful Thinking (IWT) believes that the community of artists and designers possesses untapped creative and conceptual resources that could be applied to solving social problems. With this in mind they invite […]

Local and Regional Governments towards RIO+20

A briefing on preparations for the Rio +20 Summit is available from the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), focusing on culture as key element of sustainability: “We believe that the paradigm of sustainable development needs a cultural pillar, and its implementation deserves cultural content. The Agenda 21 for culture (2004), the Policy Statement of […]

Culture and Sustainable Communities

NEW PUBLICATION: Special Double Issue of Culture and Local Governance on “Culture and Sustainable Communities” http://oa.uottawa.ca/journals/clg-cgl Vol. 3, No. 1-2 Guest editors: Nancy Duxbury, Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, Portugal; M. Sharon Jeannotte, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa, Canada The wide-spread shift to a sustainability paradigm for city planning makes this […]

The Sustainable City and the Arts

Update: the deadline for the abstracts submission for the ESA (European Sociological Association) Conference in Geneva has been extended until March 8th 2011. Call for Papers for the Research Stream which will take place in the forthcoming conference of the European Sociological Association from 7. to 10. of Sept. 2011 in Geneva.

Preventing the Possibilities of Misuse of FPIC in REDD

Indigenous peoples have historically been subjected to repeated loss of basic human rights and dignity. Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) requires authorization by the indigenous people before implementing measures likely to affect them and is an important tool of respecting their rights and dignity. But its application in the specific context of REDD has the […]

What REALLY happened in Copenhagen?

Remember the discussions as to what happened in Copenhagen, and this in anticipation of Cancun we posed ourselves the question what can be done to learn from recent experiences. This 25 page article is well written and formulated in such a way that the reporting is not so much a political positioning but rather a […]

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 […]

Culture|Futures

December 7-9 2009: Culture|Futures conference in Copenhagen (in parallel to COP15, the UN Climate Summit), co-organized with Cultura21: Click here to visit the website

Kulturattac 2002-2004

Cultura21 bears roots in the experience of another German Network: Kulturattac. Kulturattac was the cultural network of the NGO Attac Germany between May 2003 and October 2004. 300 artists from different cultural sectors (literature, film, theatre…) wanted to support social and ecological goals and to raise awareness of the existential role of culture in society. […]