Can copyrighted art make fossil fuel policy?

Can we build on the legal framework of the Blued Trees Symphony case study, based in environmental science, to stop intercontinental natural gas pipelines?

Discussion workshop
Aug 12 2016  9:00 – 11:30
Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon DE (Local DE-2540)
1440, rue Sanguinet
Montréal, QC, Canada

This workshop will explore the meaning of public good, in the legal and practical use of copyrighted art to challenge proliferating fossil fuel infrastructures. The Blued Trees Symphony will be referenced as a case study to join this initiative or develop strategies to apply elsewhere. The Blued Trees Symphony, created by artist Aviva Rahmani, installed miles of permanent artwork in the path of proposed natural gas expansions in the United States. It developed a legal framework to leverage the work that included American eminent domain, copyright and environmental law to contest natural gas takings of private land for the profit of natural gas pipelines. The workshop will cover organizing the support team, considering legal timing and process, and how to establish standing in the courts. Green Map has mapped energy in NYC and stands with this project.

Aviva Rahmani, INSTAAR, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO

Activity Lead Organization
Green Map System

Group Admins
Wendy Brawer

Organization(s) that co-animated activity

Green Map System

Programming theme

Rights of Nature and Environmental Justice

To inform / To make aware of
Skills’ development / Training
Networking / To meet
Debate / deliberate / discuss
To propose / altenative development
Converge for action / to decide
Partner development / alliances constitution

Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon DE (Local DE-2540)
1440, rue Sanguinet
Montréal, QC, Canada

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