Arts and Culture in Paris during the COP21

Alongside the 21st UN Climate Conference, COP21, in Paris, several programs involving the arts and culture are going on now. See for example (not an exhaustive list):

  • ARTCOP21: a program of events, artistic interventions, conferences, etc. See
  • As part of ARTCOP21, will also take place a “Professional Workshop” with 150 invited participants from the cultural sector worldwide (including many cultural public administrations and arts organizations) who will work towards a pledge. Sacha Kagan of Cultura21 will be the General Rapporteur of the Professional Workshop. See this webpage
  • Despite the ‘State of Emergency’ in France (which, strangely, affects political events but not sports or apolitical arts events…), artivists are organizing the “Climate Games” in Paris and worldwide, labeled as  “The world’s largest Disobedient Action Adventure Game”. See


As you probably noticed, the Cultura21 website is currently posting mush less often than it used to. This will remain so until we gather enough volunteering time again to return to more regular postings…

By Sacha Kagan

Research Associate at the ISCO - Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization (ISKO - Institut für Soziologie und Kulturorganisation), Leuphana University Lueneburg, Sacha Kagan founded the International level of Cultura21, Network for Cultures of Sustainability, as well as the International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation (ASSiST). The focus of his research and cultural work lies in the trans-disciplinary field of arts and (un-)sustainability. Doctor in Philosophy (Leuphana University Lueneburg) with a thesis on the subject of culture, the arts and sustainability under the perspective of complexity ; M.A. in Cultural Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam) ; and Graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux (political sciences). For Cultura21, Sacha is also coordinating the eBooks series, the regular updates on our multi-lingual website, the English section of our webmagazine and the work of our Lueneburg-based interns.