This opportunity comes from TAKTAL – for more information please visit their website.
Deadline: 20 April 2017 at 19:00
Our current economy, proliferated on resource consumption and monetary gain, is leading us towards an unsustainable future of scarcity and social hierarchy.
Increasingly there is a need for another option, an alternative economy that produces more sustainable relationships between communities and their environment.
Across Scotland there are numerous projects that implement alternative economies either by sharing resources or empowering people to create. Moving away from a monetary-based value system, these alternative models generate value through the distribution of skills and the sharing of resources.
Creative and craft-based practices are often at the heart of these projects, producing the idea of an economy based on making. These projects champion peer-to-peer educational structures, the sharing of resources and sustainable community development by empowering people to connect, share and make together.
Other projects challenge the economy by creating disruptive alternatives, commonly in the form of local currencies or co-operative ownership structures.
In this series of talks we’ll hear from both strands of projects that either represent a craft-based ‘making’ economy or that endeavour to make their own, through community ownership, collaboration and equality.
The event will be held in:
The Whisky Bond
2 Dawson Rd
19.00 – 21.00
Tickets are available at £4/£6. Click here to book tickets for this event.
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The deadline is Thursday 20 April 2017 at 19:00.
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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.
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