Now the NEW LIFE hospitality experiment continues in Mexico during COP16 (Nov. 29 â€“ Dec. 10, 2010.)
NEW LIFE CANCUN is aiming to connect visiting activists and NGO employees with local families in the summit location of CancÃºn, Mexico. An area infamous for its vulnerability to climate disasters, as well as for the high-CO2 emissions associated with its tourism sector.
Utilizing this large meeting of hosts and guests in Cancun as our exhibition platform, we hereby invite artists and activists to explore its social architecture and suggest work proposals of an awareness, educational and/or practical-action nature designed around the topic: â€œNEW WAYS OF LIVING TOGETHERâ€.
Individuals or groups working with interventions, activism and other participatory practices are invited to apply for participation at www.wooloo.org/newlifecancun
The deadline for work proposals is AUGUST 1st, 2010.
NEW LIFE CANCUN is a collaboration between Wooloo and the Mexican climate change collective Carbonding.
Mixing digital communication with physical participation, Wooloo has developed a working method based on the advocacy of collectivity. While the Wooloo website currently connects the resources of more than 13.000 cultural producers in 140 countries, the group’s various projects function as social experiments in direct collectivism.
Wooloo projects have been presented in such places as Artists Space (USA), Basel Kunsthalle (Switzerland) and later this year at the European Biennial Manifesta 8 (Spain).