Conference: Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures

Is culture the fourth pillar of sustainability alongside the ecological, economic and social aspects?How does culture act as a catalyst for ecological sustainability, human well-being and economic viability? What would our futures look like if sustainability was embedded in the multiple dimensions of culture? This landmark conference that takes place in Helsinki, 6-8 May 2015 explores… Continue reading Conference: Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures

Schumacher College – courses on Creativity and Design

Join Schumacher College (UK) for residential short course and postgraduate programmes in art and ecology, creative engagement, ecological design, writing and storytelling for personal and social transformation. Short courses for 2014 Dark Mountain – New Stories at the Cliff Edge, 23 – 27 June With Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine Radical creative thinking from the… Continue reading Schumacher College – courses on Creativity and Design

Cultures of Sustainability in the Age of Climate Crisis

Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Telemark University College Bø, May 13.-15. (Tue-Thu), 2014  The aim of the COST Action IS1007 meeting is to provide new perspectives and practical examples of the transformative role of culture for a sustainable future. The symposium will investigate the many ways of integrating perspectives on cultural change, social learning, experience-based training, innovation… Continue reading Cultures of Sustainability in the Age of Climate Crisis

Art for the Anthropocene Era

by Eleanor Heartney Reposted from […] 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

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


CURIA, PORTUGAL, JUNE 30TH – JULY 8TH, 2014 This summer school, living up to the motto “learning from the south and with the south”, seeks to provide clues about the possibilities of social political and institutional transformation from innovations taking place in various contexts of the global south. The international summer school is part of… Continue reading SUMMER SCHOOL “LEARNING FROM THE SOUTH: TOWARDS INTERCULTURAL TRANSLATIONS”

Sustainable Living Festival

Febuary 8th – 23rd, 2014. The Sustainable Living Festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face. The Sustainable Living Festival aims to inspire and empower everyday Australians to accelerate the uptake of sustainable living. The Festival attracts over 150,000 visits annually and engages… Continue reading Sustainable Living Festival

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

Some of the videos from the Radius of Art conference

This is a selection of videos focusing on the conference introduction and on the thematic window “Art toward Cultures of Sustainability” at the Radius of Art conference (Berlin, Feb. 8-9 2012). This specific thematic window was organized by the Heinrich Boell Foundation in collaboration with Cultura21.

2 Live video streams from the Radius of Art Conference

Berlin, Germany – and online, Febr. 8-9 The Radius of Art international conference, at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin on February 8th and 9th 2012, is covering 4 thematic windows: “Art for Social Transformation”, “Public Art”, “Art toward Cultures of Sustainability” and “Cultural Policy Strategies and Funding Structures”. Further information (and the conference program)… Continue reading 2 Live video streams from the Radius of Art Conference