Opportunity: Course on Regenerative Art & Public Spaces with art.earth

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Regenerative Art: the aesthetics of renewable energy in public spaces

November 11-13, 2016

Course Leaders: Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry (Land Art Generator Initiative)

Facilitator: Dr. Richard Povall (art.earth and Schumacher College)

art.earth invite you in this unique opportunity to work with two leading proponents of sustainable design within the sphere of public art. The Land Art Generator Initiative is becoming increasingly known and respected across the world for their work with public art, design in public spaces, and aesthetic design for renewable energy.

This short course takes place at the remarkable Dartington Hall in southwest England from 17.00 on November 11 to 16.30 on November 13, 2016 (immediately following on from the international summit meeting Feeding the Insatiable). This extraordinary site sits within some of the UK’s most spectacular landscapes, with more protected areas than anywhere else in the UK.

This practice-based short course provides participants with useful knowledge and experience for creatively integrating renewable energy systems into cherished cultural environments as a part of a larger strategic approach to carbon reduction. The workshop will focus on the Dartington estate and seek to identify opportunities to place new infrastructures in open areas while maintaining shared use with open spaces and other campus functions. Dartington Hall (image courtesy Dartington Hall Trust)

Experience will be applicable to all types of contexts. The outcome will include concept sketches of specific public art ideas based on the Land Art Generator Initiative design model. A document will record the outcomes of the workshop as a planning tool for the College Estate.

We will work with photographs and scale drawings of the estate as a design site, along with other contemporary and historical information about the estate.

Your work will be speculative design – as innovative, challenging and creative as you can make it – for a speculative use on this historic estate. The work is intended to model the real-life experience of designing for a unique site.

Maximum number on the course is 20, and we welcome participation by community leaders, environmental organisations, community energy leaders, artists and arts producers, and architects and designers).

For more information and how to book visit their website here.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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