Communicating water sustainability through interdisciplinary creative practice: the Fluid City project

Dr. Alys Longley – University of Auckland, New Zealand If Ludwig Wittgenstein’s famous quote, “the limits of my language are the limits of my world” proves accurate, then I think we are in deep trouble. My sense is that the limitations of especially the English language are preventing many of us from realizing, articulating and understanding

WATER IMBALANCE — A Visual Conversation

March 18 to April 1, 2015 Open every day, 8 am to 10 pm ASU Art Building, 900 S Forest Mall Tempe, AZ 85281  Curated by Danielle Eubank and Sandra Mueller, the “Water Imbalance” exhibition is set to coincide with the 2015 Balance UnBalance Conference at Arizona State University in Tempe from March 27-29, 2015.

Prague Quadrennial 2015 is going to present world-class theatre masters!

Prague Quadrennial, the world´s largest scenography event, is coming with a rich program filled not only with exhibitions from more than 70 countries and up-to-date theater design works, but also hundreds of live events such as lectures, workshops, architecture walks, public space projects and much more! PQ’15 has recently announced its preliminary daily program with

Food Phreaking Issue 01 – The Center for Genomic Gastronomy

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland The Center for Genomic Gastronomy‘s new issue of Food Phreaking draws on research done during Nil by Mouth, is a culinary compedium of curious botanical fruits. CGG says, In this first issue, we examine a range of botanical fruit cultivars that have been manipulated by human food cultures…

City of Newport Beach Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition 2015-2017

This post comes to you from Green Public Art Green Public Art Consultancy, in partnership with Arts Orange County, is excited to announce this call for sculpture for the City of Newport Beach, CA. CALL FOR ENTRIES CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH SCULPTURE IN THE CIVIC CENTER PARK EXHIBITION 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA


With : Julian Charrière (Switzerland), François Génot (France), Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni (France), Tue Greenfort (Denmark), Hanna Husberg (Finland), Toril Johanessen (Norway), Gianni Motti (Switzerland/Italy) and Anaïs Tondeur (France). The exhibition “Systémique”, the first of the cycle Think global, act local, to be followed by “Open Source” and “Ultralocal”, is based on a set of visual and conceptual connections

how much is too little, too much, or just enough

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland The 12×12 project grows out of the powerful story of a North Carolina pediatrician, Dr. Jackie Benton, who ten years ago gave up a luxurious home to live in a 12’ by 12’ off-the-grid house and permaculture farm.  The World Policy Institute used this idea to develop a

Lights out and power down for Earth Hour 2015

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland At 8.30pm on Saturday 28th March 2015, cities and towns across the world will go dark for Earth Hour, an hour-long collective movement towards reducing our environmental impact. Earth Hour, organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), is a global participatory event that asks individuals, organisations,

Future Forest

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Collins_Goto_Edwards_FutureForest2015 We are pleased to highlight the Report just released by the Collins and Goto Studio and Forest Research entitled Future Forest, The Black Wood, Rannoch, Scotland.   It features reflection and findings from a year long artist-led creative inquiry into the ecological and cultural meanings and values associated

CSPA Director Ian Garrett to speak at Rice University on Thursday, March 26

CSPA Director Ian Garrett to speak as part of the The Arts in the Humanities Lecture Series, 2014-15 in the Rice University Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts. Ian Garrett Arts, the Environment and Sustainability in the Near Future March 26, 2015 7-9:00 p.m. Hamman Hall (reception to follow talk) Ian Garrett is assistant professor

Unchopping a tree

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog For International Women’s Day 2015, we celebrate Maya Lin, the artist, sculptor and architect whose What is missing? foundation and ongoing multimedia multisite memorial creates science-based artworks and installations to help global audiences make the link between habitat destruction, biodiversity loss and the sixth mass extinction. “What

Culture Shift: How Artists are Responding to Sustainability in Wales

Culture Shift: How Artists are Responding to Sustainability in Wales’ is a research report commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales by Paul Allen, Emily Hinshelwood, Fern Smith, Rhodri Thomas and Sarah Woods The report is available as a download in English and Welsh ‘Culture Shift’ gives an overview of the many pioneering sustainable arts initiatives currently operating across

Greenie-in-Residence program at Arts House

A set of principles for Greening the Arts that emerged through the 2014 Greenie-in-Residence program at Arts House. Melbourne-based theatre artists and arts organisations embraced the opportunity to build on their environmental performance and sustainability knowledge this year, by joining this innovative program with Arts House ‘Greenie’ Matt Wicking. The year-long program of workshops, consultation

Nil by Mouth at the Scottish Parliament – CREATIVE FUTURES

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland We’ve just put up an excellent video from documenting Crichton Carbon Centre‘s Nil by Mouth event (produced by Wide Open) at The Scottish Parliament last November. You’ll also find background on the project, lots of info on the scientists from The James Hutton Institute, Rowett Research Institute

Update of the International campaign for the inclusion of culture in the UN post-2015 agenda

This message was sent to the signatories of the Declaration Last round of negotiations on the UN post-2015 development agenda launched in NYC on January 19, 2015 Endorsement to Declaration reaches 2,200 signatories from 120 countries, including more than 800 organizations UN Secretary General synthesis report ”“The Road to Dignity by 2030“, released on Dec.

‘Counting Consciousness’ at GSA

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The Glasgow School of Art Sustainability in Action group and Artists Using Resources in the Community will host an exhibition next week showing a culmination of work from the year. The ‘Counting Consciousness‘ exhibition shows research, learning and outcomes from the past year alongside work from project reSOURCE. Attendees

Portraits of Time

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Stunning. Magical. Exquisite. Monumental. Timeless. These are just a few of the adjectives used to describe Beth Moon’s magnificent platinum portraits of ancient and mythical trees, lovingly photographed over a 14 year journey that crossed almost every continent. From her website: “Many of the trees I have photographed have

Does anyone know Professor Paul Younger Rankine Chair of Engineering and Professor of Energy Engineering at the University of Glasgow?

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland … or any of his co-authors of the letter published in the Guardian 10 October 2014 (his co-authors were Prof Colin McInnes, James Watt Chair and Professor of Engineering Science; Prof Fin Stuart, Professor of Isotope Geosciences; Prof Rob Ellam, Director, Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre; and Prof

Mourning the planet: Climate scientists share their grieving process – from Truthout

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Dahr Jamail, staff reporter for Truthout and known for his work on Iraq and Afganistan, speaks to scientists working on Anthropogenic Climate Disruption about their emotional responses in this important piece.  Thanks to Truthout for permission to repost extracts.  Jamail starts, I have been researching and writing about

Call for papers: The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America

Our upcoming issue will examine the political function of art in diverse contexts in Latin America. The issue aims to discuss the implications and consequences of the formation of Latin American contemporary art scenes, with respect to artists’ ability to reflect and influence their local political situation, as well as the possibility of cooperation between