Agents of change and ecological citizenship

New summer school programme from 10 to 22 July 2011


Carrie Gibbons, Anschauung

This two weeks workshop:

  • provides an opportunity to explore the many different ways and  levels on which we can be or become better `agents of change´ and how we can  deepen our understanding of ecological citizenship
  • provides a form for exploring the importance of imagination in  transformative work
  • enables participants to  develop forms of creative cultural  action that relate directly to each of our own life-work  situations.

The workshop is embedded in the exploratory practices and research of the Social Sculpture Research Unit  and informed by its network of active members and associates. In this sense it also provides an introduction to social sculpture and its role in bringing about a viable word.

The programme is led by artist Shelley Sacks, head of the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University, and Dr. Hildegard Kurt from and. Institute for Art, Culture and Sustainability in Berlin.

“Please enrol as soon as possible. Places are limited”, say the organizers of this event.

More info here:

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.