Second edition 2016-2017
How can culture defy climate change? The second edition of the Cultural Innovation International Prize encourages projects that offer imaginative and effective solutions to one of the biggest global problems of the 21st century. The winning proposal will be featured in the activities included in an exhibition on the subject at the CCCB.
Climate change is one of the central themes of the CCCB’s 2016-2017 programme. In the course of the year we’ll be offering activities, talks and a major exhibition with the aim of addressing what we see as one of the biggest challenges facing humankind.
Year two of the International Prize for Cultural Innovation marks the start of this annual interdisciplinary agenda and opens the debate about the role that culture and cultural institutions can play in helping to address the problem.
Can we analyse global warming beyond catastrophist viewpoints or technological solutions? Can we contribute to the need for an ecological ethic and collective environmental responsibility? Can we act as catalysts of change?
Climate, culture, change
The 2nd Cultural Innovation Prize:
Is open to innovative cultural projects that raise awareness about climate change, empowering and involving society actively in the global commitment to environmental responsibility.
Is designed so that the winning proposal can be featured in the framework of the exhibition «After the End of the World» in October 2017. If applicable, the project will be loaned space at Beta Station, a laboratory space adjoining the Centre’s galleries.
Includes prize money of 20,000 euros to develop the winning proposal.
Is open to projects in the framework of the third culture (proposals that explore links between art, science, humanities and technology), education (informative and educational formats that involve educators, children, young people and families) or citizen-led innovation (new tools, platforms and programmes for collective participation and the design of ideas for social transformation).
An international jury will evaluate the finalist projects:
- Laura Faye Tenenbaum, science communicator at the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Alison Tickell, founder and director of Julie’s Bicycle
- Lucy Wood, director of Cape Farewell
- Jose Luís de Vicente, curator of the CCCB’s upcoming exhibition «After the End of the World» (2017)
- Juan Insua, director of the CCCBLab
Presentation of projects
From 11 October 2016 to 31 January 2017 (at 18:00 CET)
Announcement of finalists
25 April 2017
Presentation and award ceremony