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EVENT: CULTURE & CLIMATE CHANGE, FUTURE SCENARIOS

London, 14 JUNE 2017- 7.30pm. An evening of imagining possible futures in light of climate change predictions.  #2DegreesFestival 

A climate scenario is a collective act of imagining a possible future in systems involving both humans and nature. They have played a prominent role in climate research, policy and communication. However they tend to be dominated by the natural sciences and economics.

The Paris Agreement set a target of limiting average global temperature increases to 1.5°C. What does a climate scenario look like which takes this ambitious goal into consideration?

Join us for an evening dedicated to imaginative responses to Future Scenarios. Hear from the team who have developed the Climate Change in Residence programme and the four artists who embarked on the first experimental year-long networked residency on the topic of Future Scenarios. They are: Emma Critchley, Lena Dobrowolska, Teo Ormond-Skeaping and Zoë Svendsen.

You’ll be invited to consider a range of climate-changed futures and create your own best-case or worst-case future scenario.

This event is supported by The Open University OpenSpace Research Centre, The University of Sheffield School of Architecture, The Ashden Trust, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures.

£5 Entry. Book online through the event page.

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
E1 6AB
London, UK
T 020 7650 2350

Spring Into Action with Artichoke Dance Company!

It’s that time of year again! Spring is a season often associated with the celebration of life, sustainability and renewal. What better time to begin taking part in programs and initiatives dedicated to sustaining our great home hear on earth. Spring into action this year with Artichoke Dance Company


What’s On the Horizon?




What to do for Earth Day…and every day!

Refuse plastic bags. Bring your own instead, Here’s why.

Switch to green energy.

Sign up for an April 29 Climate March near your, or join them in DC!


We’ve got one earth! Now’s the time!


Artichoke Dance at Art Omi

Looking for a spring fling in the country? Join Art Omi in Ghent, NY on May 27.  ADC will be performing for the spring opening of the Art Omi Fields Sculpture Park.

Participatory workshop: 11:30am
Performance: 2:30pm


Global Water Dances on the Gowanus Canal

ADC is thrilled to announce their third collaboration with Global Water Dances.Throughout June, they are hosting free dance,drum, and costume-making workshops culminating in a performance, costume parade, eco-tour, and interactive educational exhibits on June 24. A community celebration not to be missed!



About Artichoke Dance Company:


Artichoke Dance Company , based in Brooklyn, NY, creates unique dance works, presents public performances and offers participatory educational experiences in dance and dance making by using the interactive, cooperative, and community building aspects of dance to develop physical, creative, and social skills and artistic and cultural understanding. They create, perform, and educate in ways that entertain, enlighten, and enrich the lives of their audiences and participants. Learn more about them here. 

Green Arts Initiative Report 2016

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

Creative Carbon Scotland is delighted to announce the launch of its 2016 Green Arts Initiative Report (PDF, 455kb).

The report demonstrates the continued growth of the GAI community itself and the valuable work being done by the 170 member organisations to measure and monitor the core environmental impacts of their work.

“Knowing that you are part of a network and a movement is immensely helpful, and being kept in the loop with other artists and arts organisations gives justification for our own actions” – North Edinburgh Arts, GAI Member

Key trends in 2016 included greater reporting of all forms of travel, including journeys by staff, performers and audiences.

Findings in the report include the numbers of member who are measuring and monitoring:

  • Energy use – measured by 63% of members
  • Waste – 83%
  • Water use – 31%
  • Staff travel – 69%
  • Performer travel – 44%
  • Audience travel – 11%

The report also found high numbers of members addressing sustainability in other ways, including:

  • Formal environmental policy – 73% of members
  • Public reporting of environmental efforts – 55%
  • Engaging wider staff team beyond green teams – 63%
  • Engaging artists and performers – 44%

A number of member organisations gave specific examples of their sustainability work, including:

“We had a ‘Leave Your Car at Home Day’: 15 people took part saving 167.8 miles, and reducing CO2 by 27.17kg!” – Dundee Rep, Dundee

“We introduced a paperless finance system this May and started using hot water bottles this winter instead of lots of extra heaters. Our office is very cold!” – Mischief La-Bas, Glasgow

“We delivered the Hebrides International Film Festival which presented recent world cinema on the theme of Islands and environment, programming significant documentaries and dramas focusing on global environmental issues.” – Rural Nations, Stornoway

The Report also looks ahead to the work planned and already underway in 2017, including commitments to sustainable domestic travel, development of more work relating to the natural environment, planning efficient touring schedules, and increasing public awareness of green work.

Read the full report by downloading the PDF here (PDF, 455kb)

Find out more about becoming a member of the Green Arts Initiative


The post Green Arts Initiative Report 2016 appeared first on Creative Carbon Scotland.


About Creative Carbon Scotland:

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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Art+Climate=Change, Upcoming Events in Australia



General Events:


EXIT: GLOBALISATION, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ARTIn a time of increasing anxiety about globalisation and its impacts, the installation EXIT provides a vibrant representation of some of the processes which link us, sometimes inextricably, planet-wide. In this forum, a panel of experts will discuss EXIT and the issues it raises.

Wed 26 April, 6.45pm
Carillo Gantner theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Building
University of Melbourne
Free, more info: https://www.artclimatechange.org/event/exit-globalisation-climate-change-art/


BIKE TOUR WITH SQUEAKY WHEEL: CITYSet your wheels in motion with an ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 bicycle tour! Starting at Fed Square, you’ll visit four festival exhibitions, hearing from the artist/curator at each stop. You’ll finish at EXIT at Ian Potter Museum of Art in Parkville.

Sat 29 April, 1.30pm – 4pm
Meeting at Federation Square
$10, bookings essential: https://www.artclimatechange.org/event/bike-tour-city/



Art+Climate=Change Keynote Events:


ED MORRIS (USA) – AVOWING THE POLITICAL: ART AND SOCIAL CHANGEArtist and co-founder of The Canary Project Edward Morris will discuss the diverse ways in which artists can contribute to social movements to address climate change. One half of the artist duo Sayler/Morris, Edward will draw on his own work creating and producing myriad projects – from the directly activist Green Patriot Posters to contemplative museum exhibitions – and also upon the work of other artists.

Mon 1 May, 6.30-8pm
The Carillo Gantner Theatre
Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne
Free, bookings essential: https://www.artclimatechange.org/event/ed-morris/


FORMS OF RESISTANCEThree innovative Australian artists – filmmaker Alex Kelly, Quandamooka woman and artist Megan Cope, and Melbourne-based artist and researcher Amy Spiers – will come together for a panel discussion around Forms of Resistance. They will draw upon their work, influences and ideas around issues of environmental and social justice in a discussion about the different tactics that artists can use to incite social and political change.

Wed 3 May, 6-8pm
The Melba Spiegeltent
35 Johnston St, Collingwood
Free, bookings essential: www.artclimatechange.org/event/forms-of-resistance/ 


MEL EVANS (UK) – ARTWASH: BIG OIL AND THE ARTSMel Evans (UK) draws upon her extensive work and research about art and its relationship to corporate sponsorship in Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts. Evans is a member of Liberate Tate, an art collective exploring the role of creative intervention in social change and the author Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts, in which she argues how corporate sponsorships erase unsightly environmental destruction.

Fri 5 May, 6.30-8pm
The Carillo Gantner Theatre,
Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne
Free, bookings essential: https://www.artclimatechange.org/event/mel-evans/ 

Crawl Arts: Bringing Art & Biodiversity to London

Recently created initiative, Crawl Arts, aims to create new stories for positive change in our environment through works in deliverying up-cycled, “activated” clothing and creative educational programmes. Working to “use creativity to engage a mainstream audience with climate related issues” through their clothing, they provide “narrative illustrations to weave environmental consciousness into the things we use and wear daily”- Gabi Gershuny ,Director Crawl Arts.

The concept behind their clothing is influenced by traditional Guatemalan garments, embellished with colourful stories that illustrate the peoples’ social and cultural history. They are worn with pride and form part of their idenity. If the same were true for many of the products that line the high street shops in the UK, their narratives would more likely give cause for concern.

At Crawl Arts, it is believed that the everyday things we wear and use should not only be sustainable, but active. As well as being reclaimed (“up-cycled”), or sourced from responsible UK manufacturing partners, their garments tell stories that provoke different ways of thinking for how to engage with our natural world.

Additionally, Crawl Arts has developed their first creative educational program, School of Crawl. Working in partnership with GiGL (Greenspace Information for Greater London) and the Royal Parks Foundation, they will be running it between 21st – 28th April at Thomas’s London Day School, Kensington.


Interested in learning more? Contact Crawl Arts Here:

07944489167

gabi@crawlarts.co.uk

i: @allthingsthatcrawl

t: @CrawlArt

f: facebook.com/allthingsthatcrawl

Call for Papers: III INSULA International Colloquium

Beyond Nature/Artifice

Funchal | UMa-CIERL

8 to 12 November 2017

Submissions deadline by 30th May 2017


“There is no singular ‘nature’ as such, only a diversity of contested natures; and that each such nature is constituted through a variety of socio-cultural processes from which such natures cannot be plausibly separated.” – Macnaghten, P. and Urry, J. (1998), Contested natures


In “Ideas of Nature,” Raymond Williams in 1980 emphasizes two issues that we call upon for the III INSULA International Colloquium- Beyond Nature & Artifice​: (1) the need to think the “natural” not just as a set of physical phenomena that exist in the world, but also as a plural concept, subject to historical and socio-cultural modelling with effective implications on how such a world is constructed; and (2) the need to rethink the human and the anthropological as parts of what is meant by Nature.

In this same line of thought that rejects a dogmatic character to the concept of “Nature”, Bruno Latour (1999) proposes the replacement of a singular “Nature” by plural Natures. This positioning therefore presupposes the existence of a denser, more elastic and articulated relationship between all the elements that constitute the world. A relationship that also integrates both the human or that which is (re)constructed by human, whether in the material, or in virtual or imaginary form.

If such issues gained relevance in the last decades of the 20th century, already marked by the dynamics of the contingency, of the transgressive and globalisation, as well as by the values of complex subjectivity, the simultaneous juxtaposition of the near with the distant or even of the empirical with the virtual, the first decades of the 21st century were to make them even more urgent, given the emergence or dissemination of phenomena such as cloning, transgenic industry, global warming, suspicions of the anthropocene or even the democratization of the access to technology.

Focusing our attention on island spaces, representations, narratives and discourses, the III INSULA International Colloquium. Beyond Nature & Artifice presents itself as a place of reflection where it will attempt discussions on the concept of Nature(s) in contemporaneity, now understood as part of a dialectic in which what conventionally is seen as “natural” articulates to what is conventionally understood as “artificial”, and/or cultural. As a result of the encounter, the contamination, the amalgam and / or hybridization of these differences, a different (concept of) Nature emerges, one that is more complex and expanded than the sum of the two traditional oppositions.

In this encounter between the real and the virtual, fiction, simulation and simulacra, where islands are both physical entities, conceptual devices and multi-dimensional artefacts that project us towards an expanded reality and an expanded concept of Nature (of/in islands):

  • Can insular spaces contain other Natures, or an expanded Nature, where elements of different dimensions encounter?
  • How may the “island” be represented in this context? And what discourses and practices then emerge?
  • What is the implication of this concept of Nature(s), in the way individuals perceive and recreate the “island” and its imaginaries?
  • In what way an expanded Nature implicates encounter, adaptation, transformation and/or actualization of material, artistic, cultural and political phenomena?
  • How can the Nature(s) of the insular spaces, the features and processes implicated in them, constitute samples that present themselves as opportunities for the understanding, development and management of other spaces?

III INSULA International Colloquium: Beyond Nature & Artifice welcomes proposals for presentation (20 minutes), in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish from all areas of Science, Arts and Humanities. ​The following topics​ are suggested (not restricted to):

  • Commodification of Nature(s);
  • Control, Resistance and Governance;
  • Environment and Humanities;
  • Ethics and Values;
  • Identity, Society and Culture;
  • Landscape and Creation
  • Mobility, Migration, Negotiation and Colonization;
  • Oneiric Universes, Imaginaries and Representation;
  • Reality, Simulation and Simulacrum
  • Sustainability;
  • Territories and Heritage;
  • The Expanded Nature(s) of Islands
  • Utopia, Dystopia, Collapse, Apocalypse, Conflict and Revolution;

Submission of Proposals

Proposals for paper or panel must be submitted by email to the coordination of the colloquium (insula3@mail.uma.pt) by 30.05.2017​. It should include the following information:

  • Title of the paper/panel;
  • Abstract/Summary up to 200 words. If presentation is on a language other than English, a summary in English is required;
  • Author(s) name(s), email address, affiliation and a short curricular note (up to 100words).

The organising committee will inform authors on the status of their submission by 31.07.2017

Download the Informational PDF Here:  Call for Papers_INSULA2017


III INSULA International Colloquium. Beyond Nature/Artifice ​stems from a partnership between UMa-CIERL​, Island Cities & Urban Archipelagos Conferences​ (ICUA) and Island Dynamics​.

+ info. ​INSULA 2017: ​http://www4.uma.pt/cierl/?page_id=1916

+ info. ​ICUA 2017: ​http://islandcities.org/icua2017.html

 

ART+CLIMATE= CHANGE 2017 program launched

CLIMARTE’s highly anticipated festival of provocative climate change related arts and ideas, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE, has now launched the 2017 program. View the Program Here!

Running from 19 April – 14 May across venues in Melbourne and regional Victoria, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 provides a platform for the discussion of the challenges, opportunities, impacts, and solutions associated with climate change. Printed copies of the program are available in their media partner Assemble Papers’ current issue and at participating galleries and museums.

These six exhibitions have already commenced.

Yhonnie Scarce, Hollowing Earth, 2016-17 (detail)
blown and hot formed Uranium glass

dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery

TarraWarra Museum of Art in Healesville is currently hosting an exhibition titled Hollowing Earth by Yhonnie Scarce. Scarce was born in Woomera, South Australia, and she belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. She is one of the first contemporary Australian artists to explore the political and aesthetic power of glass, describing her work as “politically motivated and emotionally driven.” Scarce’s new work Hollowing Earth examines the issues related to the mining of uranium on Aboriginal land.

18 February – 14 May
TarraWarra Museum of Art
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville
https://www.artclimatechange.org/event/yhonnie-scarce-hollowing-earth/


Rebecca Mayo, Porous Borders, Impermeable Boundaries, 2017 (detail), hemp, wool, natural dyes, sand

In her installation Habitus at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Rebecca Mayo reflects on the history of the Heide site to create imagery for a series of cloth sandbags. Printed with dyes made from indigenous and introduced plants gathered locally by the artist, they are stacked to form a wall in the exhibition space, symbolising the crisis point of climate change and highlighting the cumulative impact of everyday and habitual activities.

4 March – 18 June
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Kerry Gardner & Andrew Myer Project Gallery Templestowe Road, Bulleen
https://www.artclimatechange.org/event/rebecca-mayo-habitus/


Ted Barraclough, Super Fruit Dove  2014, Acrylic on Pine

Over 250 of Ted Barraclough’s hand-carved Native Australian birds are currently exhibited at Chapter House Lane’s exhibition space in Melbourne’s CBD for the exhibition Birdman. Wrens, honeyeaters, magpies to the critically endangered Swift Parrot will take over the laneway windows, and offer the opportunity to critically reflect on the role of birdlife in the environment around us.

2 March – 29 April
Chapter House Lane
entry via Flinders Lane,
Melbourne
https://www.artclimatechange.org/event/ted-barraclough-birdman/


 Wesley Stacey, Burning forest remnant on the Monaro, 1981 chromogenic print

Monash Gallery of Art presents Wesley Stacey: the wild thing. Stacey is a living legend of environmental photography. In the 1970s he dropped out of city life and set up camp in the wilderness of the NSW south coast. Living close to the land for over 40 years, Stacey’s photographs offer a unique, immersive perspective on Australia’s complex ecology. The wild thing, curated entirely from the MGA’s own photography collection, surveys four decades of Stacey’s work. From his lively colour snapshots to his epic black-and-white panoramas, Stacey pays tribute to the wildness at the heart of our existence on Earth.

4 March – 28 April
Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill
https://www.artclimatechange.org/event/wesley-stacey-the-wild-thing/


Anne Noble, Dead Bee Portrait #1, 2016

Internationally renowned New Zealand artist, Anne Noble, has developed a number of projects in recent years concerned with bees, global species loss and the revitalization of human relationships to complex living systems. No Vertical Song is a series of portraits of dead bees, installed as if populating an imaginary museum of the future from a time when the bee no longer exists.

24 March – 7 May
Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George St, Fitzroy
https://www.artclimatechange.org/event/anne-noble-no-vertical-song/


The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, in partnership with the Melbourne Friends, is hosting an exhibition of the astounding artwork featured in award winning children’s author and artist Jeannie Baker’s new book Circle. This beautifully illustrated story follows the 11,000km migration of the Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri), the longest unbroken migration of any animal – traveling from Australia through Southeast Asia to its Alaskan breeding grounds and then back to Australia.

16 March – 14 May
Domain House, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra
https://www.artclimatechange.org/event/jeannie-baker-circle/

Upcoming Events for The Chicago Green Theatre Alliance

Chicago Green Theatre Alliance Meeting

Thursday, April 13, 5:30-7PM
The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Join us for the next meeting of the Chicago Green Theatre Alliance and hear about some new CGTA initiatives. Actors, administrators, designers, technicians, stage managers, production managers and anyone that is interested in helping Chicago theatres adopt more evironmentally-friendly practices is welcome! We’ll gather to hear a guest speaker, continue work on current projects, discuss new ideas, and share bright spots.

Click here to RSVP
Review the 1/30/17 CGTA Meeting Notes

Save the Date!
3rd Annual E-Waste and Textile Drive/Costume Exchange
Monday, June 5
Steppenwolf Theatre’s Parking Lot, 1650 N. Halsted

E-Waste Drive: 10AM – 4PM in the Parking Lot

Textile Drive/Costume Exchange: 9AM – Noon (Drop off), Noon – 4PM (Costume Exchange)

download fliers to post at your theatre.

Last Call: The Guapamacátaro Center Residency in Art and Ecology

The Guapamacátaro Center

for Art and Ecologyis a site-based and community-oriented initiative where artists from different disciplines, scientists, educators and activists converge to foster culture, collaboration and sustainable development.

M I C H O A C A N   / /   M E X I C O

About:

Our Interdisciplinary Residency in Art and Ecology Program has been around for 10 years, granting space and production support for people who are doing innovative work worldwide, across the arts and sciences. During their stay (3 weeks), participants use the hacienda grounds as a laboratory for the creative process and engaging with the local community. They are free to work whenever desired in the provided studios and anywhere in the property. Experimentation is encouraged as is discourse and collaboration.

Eligibility:

* Open to professionals from all countries, cultural backgrounds and aesthetics.
* Language requirements: BOTH English and Spanish (at least beginner level).
* Up to 10 people per session are selected from a mix of the following disciplines:

  • Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Performance, Theater, Puppetry, etc)
  • Visual Arts (Painting, Drawing, Mixed-Media, Photography, Film/Video, etc)
  • Sculpture and Installation
  • Design and Architecture
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (Anthropology, Philosophy, Writing, etc)
  • Natural Sciences (Ecology, Hydrology, Biology, Geology, etc)

Award:
  • LIVE/WORK SPACE: Single or double occupancy bedrooms and studios, plus common areas at the hacienda, at NO COST (a $2,000 USD value per person).
  • PRODUCTION SUPPORT to realize one or more projects while in residency.
  • PUBLIC EXHIBITION at the Open House event on the last week of the residency.
  • DIGITAL CATALOG showcasing each participant’s work, with a review written by a guest curator or writer.
  • CONNECTIONS with Mexico’s cultural and academic presenters.
Costs:
  • LIVING EXPENSES: All utilities, cleaning services, drinking water and three meals per day (self-serve breakfast, prepared lunch and dinner) at NET COST: $750 USD for the 3 weeks ($15,000 MX peso / € 700 Euro approximately).
  • TRANSPORTATION: We do not cover transportation expenses, but can assist you in pursuing additional funding with other sources, to cover such expenses.

VISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

APPLY ONLINE

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culture/SHIFT ¦ two cities, two challenges

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland

Creative Carbon Scotland’s culture/SHIFT programme has two events specifically focused on key issues for cities – Aberdeen and Glasgow:

  1. What can be done in post-industrial North Glasgow?
  2. How to speed up post-fossil fuel Aberdeen (i.e. move postively to the post-industrial)?

Aberdeen Green Tease: Cultural Practices in a Post-Fossil Fuel Aberdeen

with Nuno Sacramento (Director, Peacock Visual Arts) & Dr Leslie Mabon (Sociologist, Robert Gordon University)

Date Monday 20th March, 18:00 – 20:00

Venue: The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT

How can cultural practices address a post-fossil fuel future? Join Nuno Sacramento and Dr Leslie Mabon during Aberdeen Climate Week for a special conversation addressing the intersections between culture and sustainability in Aberdeen. Nuno and Leslie will discuss with the Green Tease network key questions about Aberdeen’s future social, economic and environmental sustainability, and the role of art and art institutions in creating an independent framework for addressing these concerns. Read more and register here.

Glasgow Green Tease: Whatever the Weather: Being Climate Ready in North Glasgow

Date: Wednesday 29th March, 18:30 – 20:30

Venue: The Grove Community Centre, 182 Saracen St, Glasgow, G22 5EP

What are the challenges and opportunities associated with climate change in North Glasgow? How can cultural practitioners contribute to climate change engagement strategies within the city’s communities and more widely? During this Green Tease we’ll be joined by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health and multi-disciplinary collective ice cream architecture to learn about the ‘Whatever the Weather’ engagement project in North Glasgow, exploring how communities can become more prepared and stronger in the face of climate change. We’re keen to use this opportunity to share experiences and learn from others working in similar engagement and intervention initiatives throughout the city. Read more and register here.


About EcoArtScotland:

ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.

It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge ResearchGray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.

Go to EcoArtScotland