Content of Nothing :: Part 7 :: Making and Writing

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Judy Spark: We have talked about ‘hope’ and about ‘wonder’ but looking around at those mechanisms that will seek to commodify almost every realm of human endeavour the second it appears, it’s easy to feel a bit dispirited sometimes, despite the legions of creative practitioners who are standing

Julie’s Bicycle Presents Creative Sustainability Sept 24

Join Julie’s Bicycle and guest speakers for a day of practical workshops and playful exploration. 10.00 – 18.00 including lunch and a networking reception Cost: FREE What does a sustainable future look like for the creative community? How will our practice flourish? How can we contribute to the emerging green economy? Combining expert talks with

New Resource- Creating and Updating a Travel Policy

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland As part of our commitment to set sustainable examples through our actions, we have recently reviewed and updated our policy regarding business travel. The policy is adaptable to other organisations of a similar nature and location, and contains valuable research about “best practices” for travel within and outwith

Julie’s Bicycle Data Lab Showcase September 23

Julie’s Bicycle and Watershed invite you to an evening of playful enquiry about data and environmental sustainability in the creative industries. As the world gets more connected, we are surrounded by data devices, networks and infrastructure. We collect data on everything from energy consumption to weather predictions but this data rarely feels accessible or tangible.

Edinburgh Green Tease Reflections: Discussions with Eco Drama

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Eco Drama is a Scottish theatre company that aims to “embed sustainability and ecology at the heart of the experience,” touring their productions predominantly to school and community groups. Reid explained that in founding the company she was “keen to develop an arts practice that did things a little differently,” which

#GreenFests Highlights: “Are the arts in Scotland radical enough?”

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Speakers David Greig, theatre writer, and John Tusa, former Barbican Centre managing director, shared their thoughts with chair Dolina MacLennan and the audience participants. Greig began by sharing memories of a time when radicalism was prominent in the Scottish art scene, reaching its peak in the 1980’s around

Open Call – Emergent Ecologies » Oceanic Performance Biennial

Oceanic Performance Biennial 2015 & PSi #21 Fluid States  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DUE DATE: OCTOBER 30, 2014 GET PDF VERSION OF CALL HERE: OPB_Call_2015_VOct30 SEE FLUID STATES bLOG HERE: SUBMIT ABSTRACT VIA THIS LINK: The Oceanic Performance Biennial is a platform established by the Emergent Ecologies Lab to engage multiple publics in critiques and re-imaginings of the

Notes from Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture and Justice

This post comes to you from Cultura21 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Eleventh Biennial Conference, June 23- 27, 2015 University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE (INCLUDING SUBMISSIONS PAGE) WILL BE LIVE IN SEPTEMBER, 2014: In Notes from Underground (1864), Dostoyevsky explores relations between modernity and its discontents at an important historical

EARTH (a play about people)

A couple faced with the possibility of having a child embark on separate journeys through time and space.  A multidisciplinary theatrical event exploring the personal, social and environmental questions surrounding contemporary issues of overpopulation. Created collaboratively and remotely by international teams of artists and scientists based on limitations inspired by the Voyager Golden Record. EARTH is

Fringe Reuse and Recycle Days 2014: Video highlights

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The Fringe Reuse and Recycle Days were more popular than ever this year, with many companies bringing and swapping items. We were fortunate to have photographer Julien Pearly capturing the two-day event. His video (below) shows the amount of traffic in and out of Fringe Central. More information

#GreenFests Tips: Top green films at the Take One Action Film Festival

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Take One Action is a Scottish-based organisation dedicated to promoting social and environmental justice through film. The organisation is hosting an upcoming film festival in its eighth year of running, and borrows the theme “Another World is Possible” from the World Social Forum. The entire programme is rich in

Content of Nothing :: Part 6 :: On Hope

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Featured Image: Judy Spark: Untitled, digital print (500 x 309mm approximately) 2010 [In the previous post, Samantha Clark had been talking about the ethical import of wonder in the work of Ronald Hepburn, Suzi Gablick and Jane Bennett.] Judy Spark: I want to believe in this link between

E-Waste Recycling Drive – September 17!

This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance ———- The Broadway Green Alliance was founded in 2008 in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council. The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an ad hoc committee of The Broadway League and a fiscal program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Along with Julie’s Bicycle in

Opportunity: Freelance Carbon Reduction Advisers

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Freelance Carbon Reduction Advisers Creative Carbon Scotland is seeking top quality people to advise arts and cultural organisations and individuals working in the sector on carbon management and reduction in one-to-one sessions in person, over the phone and by email. We help the cultural sector to reduce its

Opportunity: Paper makers – communicating science through art

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland   Paper making, the production of academic papers, is an increasingly important and interesting part of the work of artists, and in particular artists working with environmental and ecological issues.  This opportunity was recently highlighted by Dave Borthwick on belhalf of Lydia Bach and Kate Foster: The Paper

#GreenFests: Highlights from A Century on the Edge: From Cold War to Hot World, 1945-2045

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland In charting 1945 to the present day context, and specifically the development of nuclear weaponry, one must consider the events of the past century as one of the most major human forays into irreversible environmental destruction. “A Century on the Edge: From Cold War to Hot World, 1945-2045”

S.O.S. ACTION Guide is ready for download

This post comes to you from EcoArtSpace The recently completed S.O.S. ACTION Guide is ready for download HERE! This is the second in a series of ten Learning Guides produced by ecoartspace including replicable social practice public art works. Since 2009, Tattfoo Tan has developed S.O.S. to include participation in certification programs for composting, pruning,

Cologne – Tag des Guten Lebens “Day of the Good Life”

This post comes to you from Cultura21 This Sunday, the streets of Cologne-Ehrenfeld will belong only to its residents. Without traffic and lots of free space for encounters and action. “Tell everyone, talk to your neighbours, this day will be what we make of it and if all of us participate!” There will be no

Cultura21 eBook Vol. 12: A Journey Through Alternative Ways of Living:

This post comes to you from Cultura21 a design approach for scaling up grassroots movements towards sustainability 12th volume in the Cultura21 eBooks series on culture and sustainability – by Nicholas Torretta Given the growing world-wide urbanization and the need for achieving a sustainable way of living, there is an urgent need for developing possibilities

#GreenFests tips: 2014 Edinburgh Mela

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The Edinburgh Mela celebrates its 20th birthday this year! Join in the fun this weekend at Leith Links, 30-31 August from noon-9pm. Here are Creative Carbon Scotland’s tips for enjoying everything green at the festival. Walk or cycle The Edinburgh Mela boasts extensive cycle parking, and even a