Once again, Berlin is going to be the host of a very interesting festival. â€œÃœber Lebenskunstâ€ (German play on words: â€œabout the art of livingâ€ or â€œThe Art of Survivalâ€) will attract people interested in culture, looking at things from the perspective of sustainability. Conferences, workshops, installations, performances, concerts, films, excursions, discussions and readings will make the â€œHaus der Kulturen der Weltâ€ an exciting place of diversity. The idea is to experience a sustainable lifestyle not as something boring and dull, but to look at sustainability from the art & culture perspective. Berlin is not only the host place but will be integrated in the form of talks with local politicians and a tour to innovative sustainable projects. For example, a fitness club which generates electricity and feeds it into the Berlin electricity net. If that doesnâ€™t sound innovative, what does?
Needless to say, the project is trying to use â€œ[…] the fewest possible resources, producing the least amount of emissions and remaining as climate neutral as possible.â€
Cultura21â€²s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
– Sacha Kagan (based in LÃ¼neburg, Germany) and Rana Ã–ztÃ¼rk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)