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Designing a Sustainable Theatre Ecology with Ben Twist and Harry Giles at WSD2013

Sustainability-Harry-GileswebMon 9 Sept 16.30 – 18.00

The Willow Theatre

We’re learning how to design shows, stages and buildings for sustainability – but what about our networks? How can we design festivals, conferences, action groups, federations – all of art’s ecosystems – for social change and sustainability? We’ll discuss what it might take to change a community, a sector and a world – and how art’s unique power to infect and inspire can and must be a vital driver of change.

Price: £6

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Key contributors

Ben Twist – http://www.creativecarbonscotland.com

Harry Giles – http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk

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Art in the Climate Change Village in Cancun | Inhabitat #COP16

A pop-top snake god? This alien creature was one of a number of interesting installations placed on show at this year’s COP16 Climate Change Village. Located between the UN Conference’s official venue and downtown Cancun, the bustling village hosted workshops, films, conferences and eye-catching art installations from all over the world. Never one to pass up the chance to take some art snaps, Inhabitat was on-site to document all of the excitement — jump ahead to see more of the fantastic creations!

Check it out here:  COP16: Art in the Climate Change Village in Cancun | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World.

Budget accommodation and free venues to participate in #COP16

  • Participate in COP 16
  • Come and share your ideas and experiences
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of innovative Climate Change initiatives
  • Transform participation in developing Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation strategies

Do you have something to share with the climate community? Are you looking for budget accommodation in order to participate in COP 16?

Carbonding invites you to join the Climate Community and participate in the two initiatives that we will be running during COP 16. Through Friendly Accommodation (http://www.carbonding.com/friendly.php), we offer a number of budget hotels, apartments and houses in Playa del Carmen, a small beach-town located 30 min away from the official COP 16 venue, Open Climate-X-Change (http://www.carbonding.com/openclim.php) is an open, free-access forum that will run in parallel during COP 16 in several venues in Playa del Carmen and that will host a number of cultural and artistic events as well as a series of thematic conferences. If you are looking for a free venue to host a climate-related event (e.g. lectures, photo exhibitions, artistic performances, etc.) please get in touch with our organizing committee at admin@carbonding.com. The final list of events that we will be hosting will be ready from www.carbonding.com on the 22nd of November and will be shared through Climate-L and by email. If you want to receive the list of events please send an email to admin@carbonding.com

Join us in this experience at COP 16 and be part of our Carbonding Climate Community!

The Organizing Committee

Carbonding Climate Community S. de R. L. de C.V.

Email: admin@carbonding.com
Web: http://www.carbonding.com/
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ARTPULSE MAGAZINE » Sustainable Art Practices / Producing Art in the 21st Century

An excellent article on ARTPULSE By Christiane Paul

Sustainability has become the new “social networking”-at least it seems to have superseded the latter as the catchword du jour. An increasing number of conferences, think tanks, art exhibitions and publications have been devoted to the subject over the past few years and have reached critical mass. Sustainability has moved from its original, mostly ecological context to a larger cultural one. One might argue that a focus on sustainability is the next logical step after the rise of social networking enabled by the user-generated content of Web 2.0 sites-such as blogs, Wikis, MySpace, YouTube, and Flickr: networking itself is intrinsic to digital technologies, which allow for multiple forms of connectivity, while sustaining networks (of culture, productivity etc.) presents more of a challenge.

READ ONE: ARTPULSE MAGAZINE » Editorials » Sustainable Art Practices / Producing Art in the 21st Century.

Planet Plus Funny.

I’d like to take an opportunity to salute some minor heroes of the eco-art movement. These are people who aren’t neccessarily attending conferences or participating in exhibitions. They might not even consider themselves eco-artists: they aren’t taking it too seriously. I’m talking about funny folks.

Anyone who has seen Rivers and Tides or any of Andy Goldswothy’s work will appreciate the journey of the Trash Artist, above. Equally worthy contributions to the field include Casual Mafia’s In My Prius, and an in-depth report on the current ToFLU epidemic.

Thank you for taking the time to use your skills to make fun of us: any movement that can’t engage in a little healthy self-mockery is probably doomed to fail.

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