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Green Arts: Sustainable Responses from the Literature Sector

JBsustainingcreativity.102840Julie’s Bicycle will be holding an event that will look at how the literature sector is responding to environmental challenges. The event will create ambitious goals and address how the sector can lead on environmental innovation. The free, half-day event will take place from 10:30am – 2pm on Wednesday 25th June at Free Word, London. It is open to all literature organisations, publishers, development agencies, associations, venues and writers interested in shaping the role of literature in creating change.

 Informative speakers and workshops will share best practice, resources, and opportunities to collectively reimagine a literature sector that’s fit for the future.  Julie’s Bicycle will highlight examples of best practice in the industry and share results from D&AD’s annual audit.

Speakers include Andy Fryers, Director of Hay on Earth and Peter Hughes, Chair of the Publishers’ Action Group. Attendees will be invited to sign up to a workshop, based around the following topics:

*Publishing & Digital – with Peter Hughes, Chair of the Publishers’ Environmental Action Group.

*Sustainable Buildings – with Nick Murza, Director of Operations at Arvon.

*Festivals and events – with Andy Fryers, Hay on Earth and Jon Atkin, Acting Co-director Manchester Literature Festival

Attendees have the chance of signing up to a taster session of ‘Paper Jam!’delivered by Calverts, specialists in the production of sustainable commercial print. The session will start at 2.30pm (1 hour), if you would like to book a place email Rachel@juliesbicycle.com.

Supported by Free Word and Arts Council England and in association withTipping Point

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BODO KORSIG IS WINNER OF COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOT IV

artport_making_waves_logo_animated_gif_2014_367_pxl1Artport is  pleased to announce BODO KORSIG (Germany) as the public-voting-winner of COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOTS IV with his video “Täuschung (Deception)”, 2013 (3:03′).

He will be awarded a 4-weeks-residency at the artist residency Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro  in May 2014. Bodo Korsig explores human behavior under extreme conditions such as fear, violence, pressure, and death. He is especially intrigued by the artistic conflict of those neurological and cognitive processes inside human beings that are difficult to record from a scientific standpoint.

Korsig has exhibited in over 100 museums and galleries, both in his native Germany and internationally. His work is in over 40 museums and public collections. Exhibitions include “Stronger than Fear is Hope” at Kunstverein Pforzheim(C) (2013); “Metal” at Greenfieldsacks Gallery Los Angeles (2010); “CLASH” at Makii Masaru Fine Arts Tokyo (2009); and “I CAN’T STOP” at Tenri Cultural Institute, New York (2007).

He has received 14 international prizes and scholarships, including Artist Residency Inside-Out, Art Museum, Beijing (2012), Grand Prix 4th International Triennial Prague (2004), and a grant from the Max Kade Foundation (2003).

Solar panels at Toynbee Studios

Artsadmin logoArtsadmin has taken a major step in reducing its environmental impact with the installation of 40 solar panels on the roof of Toynbee Studios.

Toynbee Studios is Artsadmin’s hub for artistic innovation and development. The studios are home to the organisation’s own staff of 25 and to Artsadmin’s artistic programme, as well as providing office space for over 20 other artists and arts organisations. Fully refurbished in 2007, the theatre and five rehearsal spaces are used by over 13,000 artists every year.

Gill Lloyd, Director of Artsadmin said;

“Our solar panels are a symbol of our commitment to sustainability and the environment. Artsadmin is a leader in the arts and environment field, encouraging artists to address climate change in their work with commissions and special projects and hosting our own Two Degrees festival of art and climate change at Toynbee Studios. We’re determined to practice what we preach, so we’re really delighted to have been able to install this solar panel system.”

The rooftop system of 40 photovoltaic panels will save around 4.6 tonnes of CO2 per year – generating over 10% of the electricity used in the Studios. The panels are installed in an East West formation (rather than the traditional South facing), which maximises the use of the space and means they’ll be active for a longer period each day. A digital display in the foyer shows how much electricity is being generated at any time, as well as the total energy generated and CO2 saved since installation.

The system was installed by Joju Solar. James Page Head of Engineering, said;

“Last year I attended an inspiring climate change event ‘Two Degrees’ at Toynbee Studios and was delighted when Artsadmin agreed to ‘walk the talk’ and find room for some solar panels. Roof space was constrained, as it often is in central London, so we went for an innovative system with panels facing East and West to gather energy in mornings and evenings, which is actually the peak time for electricity use in the UK.”

Artsadmin were motivated to make the investment by Julie’s Bicycle’s Energy Efficiency project. Julie’s Bicycle makes sustainability intrinsic to the business, art and ethics of the creative industries. Alison Tickell, Chief Executive said;

“Artsadmin is a pioneering and deeply ethical organisation in so many ways, and their new solar panels are another great example of leadership. Cultural landmarks powered by renewable energy sources – Glyndebourne, the Tobacco Factory, Artsadmin – are powerful advocates for sustainability, and reach thousands of people every year as well as reducing carbon.”

Luminato Festival (Toronto): Martha Wainwright in conversation

Martha Wainwright in conversation with David Buckland and Tom Rand of Cape Farewell on Arctic Journeys and other adventures

images In 2008 Martha Wainwright joined the Cape Farewell expedition to West Greenland along with fellow musicians Feist, Laurie Anderson, KT Tunstall and other artists and scientists.  On this extraordinary journey she composed a new song which she will perform.  Cape Farewell director David Buckland will show film clips of the expedition and join Martha in conversation to discuss with Tom Rand the issues climate change, the Arctic reality, and the important perspective artists bring to this important subject.

Martha Wainwright is a Canadian musician whose music melds genres of folk, rock, country, and chanson singing. Wainwright joined Cape Farewell for their 2008 Disko Bay Expedition.

David Buckland created and now directs the Cape Farewell Project, he is a designer, artist and film-maker.

Tom Rand is a global thought leader with a recognized record of extraordinary achievement in the promotion of a low carbon economy. A green entrepreneur, investor, advisor, public speaker, and author, Rand’s ambition is to help bring clean technology to life. Tom is: the Cleantech Senior Advisor at MaRS Discovery District; the founder and director of VCi Green Funds; Managing Director of ArcTern Ventures; a co-developer of Planet Traveler, the “greenest hotel in North America”; and the author of both Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World and recent bestseller Waking the Frog: Solutions for our Climate Change Paralysis.
Tom speaks publicly about the issue because it is his belief that we have yet to have a serious, public conversation about the threat of climate change, and the economic opportunities afforded by the global transformation to a low-carbon economy.

The Trieste Contemporanea International Design Contest 2014 is open!

ENGLISH TEXT (di seguito testo italiano)

gocciaWe are pleased to announce that is now possible to participate in MAP PIN, the eleventh edition of the International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea and we would be very grateful if you could help us and spread the information of the competition by your means of communication (you will find a short description below and the contest’s announcement and logo attached).

Whilst hoping the initiative may meet with your favour, we thank you for your kind attention.

Best regards,

Giuliana Carbi Jesurun

Trieste Contemporanea Committee

MAP PIN – Eleventh International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea

The competition deadline is midnight (Italian time) of the 15th June 2014.

The entry is free.

Designers from 24 Central Eastern European countries are called to submit a project of an original item of contemporary design: a souvenir object and an information flyer which relate to a distinctive feature of a place chosen in one of the countries within the purview of the competition.

The contest is promoted by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Central European Initiative (CEI).

You can read more about the provided prizes and check the competition notice on www.triestecontemporanea.it/mappin .

download the announcement.pdf 

download the map pin logo.pdf

For further information please contact:

Trieste Contemporanea Committee

e-mail info@triestecontemporanea.it

telephone +39 040 639187

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Siamo lieti di annunciare che sono aperte le iscrizioni a MAP PIN, l’undicesima edizione del Concorso Internazionale di Design Trieste Contemporanea e vi saremmo grati se poteste aiutarci a diffondere la notizia del concorso attraverso i vostri canali.

Una breve descrizione del concorso è in calce e il bando e il logo sono in allegato.

Sperando che l’iniziativa sia di vostro interesse, vi ringraziamo della cortese attenzione e vi salutiamo cordialmente,

Giuliana Carbi Jesurun

Comitato Trieste Contemporanea

MAP PIN – Undicesimo Concorso Internazionale di Design Trieste Contemporanea

Il termine per l’iscrizione è fissato alle ore 24.00 del 15 giugno 2014.

L’iscrizione è gratuita.

Ai progettisti di 24 paesi dell’Europa centro orientale è richiesto di  creare un progetto di design contemporaneo inedito: un souvenir e un flyer informativo legati ad un elemento distintivo di un luogo sito nei paesi a cui il bando è aperto.

L’iniziativa è promossa con il patrocinio del Ministero degli Affari Esteri italiano e dell’In.C.E. Iniziativa Centro Europea.

Le regole del concorso, i premi e la scheda d’iscrizione sono disponibili sul sito www.triestecontemporanea.it/mappin .

scarica il bando.pdf

scarica il logo di map pin logo.pdf

Per ulteriori informazioni:

Comitato Trieste Contemporanea,

e-mail info@triestecontemporanea.it 

telefono +39 040 639187

Edinburgh Coach Tour | Global Shadow, Local Mist

Global Shadow, Local Mist

Coach Tour
Sunday 8th June, 2 – 5pm

As part of Conversation of Monuments, Laura Yuile invites you to join a coach tour to a landfill site, incorporating talks and performances that explore ideas of waste and pollution in regards to material culture, knowledge production, digital and psychological space. Considering ‘invisible’ infrastructures and the relationship we have to them, the event will question how the infrastructure that manages and directs our waste – and the material reality of the waste itself – might serve as a reflecting pool of our times and a method of maintaining divisions and separations. Building upon John Latham’s proposed classification of the Five Sisters bings as ‘monuments’ or ‘process sculptures’ in 1976; the tour takes its starting point as a proposal to view the landfill site as monument, in order to explore new ways of looking at waste and the action that might result from doing so.

With contributions from Angela McClanahan and Neil Bickerton.

This event has been organised by Laura Yuile, Satellites Programme, Critical Discourse Intern.

The tour will leave from Collective at 2pm so please arrive before this time to ensure you catch the coach. Don’t wear your best shoes! The tour will end back at the gallery at 5pm.

Click here to visit Eventbrite to book your free place.

Join Julie’s Bicycle for Sustaining Creativity

The Sustaining Creativity Lab LIVESTREAM will launch at 10.20am on Wednesday 28th May – stay tuned and follow the event online!

http://www.juliesbicycle.com/Sustaining-Creativity

http://www.juliesbicycle.com/Sustaining-Creativity

View agenda for Sustaining Creativity Lab

We want to understand how the creative community is thinking about the coming decade and what it perceives as the critical drivers for change. We will be making the case that environmental sustainability is a big one, and, with your help, mapping a five to ten year plan.

‘Sustaining Creativity’ is a series of conversations and events exploring environmental challenges, drivers of change, and the opportunities that transformative solutions offer to the creative community.

‘Sustainability’ generally refers to an approach that balances social, financial and environmental considerations. Julie’s Bicycle’s focus is environmental sustainability. While we recognise and seek to reinforce the synergies between social, financial and environmental wellbeing, economic and social development are ultimately contingent on a healthy planet.

Sustaining Creativity will take a holistic approach, intent on shoring up strength and wellbeing over the coming decade. It will consider the likely systemic changes already influencing mainstream thinking and put sustainability at the forefront of creative and cultural innovation.

Sustaining Creativity will:

Discover what the business critical issues are perceived to be from a wide range of representatives from the creative community.

Extend
 ambition about what is possible using real examples.

Identify some key shifts needed to develop a creative infrastructure commensurate with global challenges.

Outline what might be done over the next five to ten years to create optimal conditions for change.

Foster confident decision-making that looks beyond political and funding cycles

Produce a series of events and publications

We are working with partners including the Technology Strategy Board, Sustain RCA, RSA, Volans, Pervasive Media Studios, John Elkington, John Kieffer, John Holden, and Haworth Tompkins Architects exploring the following themes:

Value
Alternative approaches to how we measure and explore value culturally, socially and financially

Digital
Thinking about how digital connectivity and data can influence our approach to environmental change

Circularity
Developing design methodologies and partnerships to increase circular use of resources and materials within the sector and more widely

Governance

How do these key issues affect Boards and Senior Leaders in the arts?

Watch videos from the Sustaining Creativity launch event in November 2013 byclicking here.

We will be holding a conference on Wednesday 28th May 2014 to present some of the early findings from our survey, and to engage the sector in a further debate about what the next steps should be. For more information about the day, click here.

Read the Where Science Meets Art publication here

http://www.juliesbicycle.com/Sustaining-Creativity

OPEN CALL: CSPA Quarterly:  An Open Call for Essays, Artwork, and Reports 

CSPAQ 8The CSPA Quarterly has embarked on what has turned into an incredibly challenging series of publications:  four issues focused on each of the four dimensions of sustainability (as recognized by UNESCO).  Our first issue in the series on Art + Economy was published at the beginning of the year, and our issue on Environment will be released soon.

The remaining issues in the series are open for submission.  Please send us tips, projects, essays, scripts, photographs, etc that represent the two remaining dimensions:

SOCIAL EQUITY / performances, artwork, or public art projects that address issues of social equity- local or global!

CULTURE / Yes, we know this is broad.  We’re looking for essays, projects, etc that evaluate the value of culture, and the role of art and culture in a sustainable society.

Please address submissions to:  Miranda@SustainablePractice.org

For Previous editions, please CLICK HERE

Essay Competition 2014 – Leadership

This post comes to you from Cultura21

Entries are now open for the 2014 WOLFoundation essay competition.

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Whether it relates to environmental degradation, personal privacy, the functioning, or otherwise, of our democratic processes and many other issues, many people feel that we are suffering from an almost global crisis of leadership. An inability to break out of the status quo to enable societies to address some of the growing social and environmental issues that we all face.

The theme of this year’s competition is: Leadership: What are the characteristics of effective leadership in the 21st century?

Entrants to focus on the nature of leadership itself rather than the specific issues that leaders should be addressing are encouraged.

Visit the Guidelines page for more details about this year’s competition.

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Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.

Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:

- Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

Cultura21 is not only an informal network. Its strength and vitality relies upon the activities of several organizations around the world which are sharing the vision and mission of Cultura21

Go to Cultura21

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The rising waters – call for contributions to the Dark Mountain Project

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland

Do you think about the rising waters?  Do you write about them?  Do they become images in your work?  Do overflowing rivers and flooded fields haunt you.  They haunt Paul Kingsnorth.

Dark Mountain issue five is currently at the printers, and will be hitting the streets (or our online shop, anyway) in early April. In the meantime, we are putting out a call for writing and art for book 6, which will be published this coming October.

The loose theme this time around is ‘The Rising of the Waters.’ We’re looking for writing and art which seriously engages with the likelihood of a gradual, messy winding-down of everything we take for granted. You can read more about what we’re looking for in this blog entry.

As ever, we welcome submissions from writers and artists both new and established. Please read our submissions guidelines before sending us anything. The deadline for submissions in Sunday 4th May. We look forward to seeing what floats in on the tides.

And the full blog post here

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.
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