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MELD is a new initiative based in Greece which understands the arts to be part of the means to address Climate Change because the arts can be a collaborative catalyst as well as a catalyst of social change, a catalyst for economic growth and also a marketing tool.
On the other hand you might also be interested in Brett Bloomâ€™s (of Temporary Services) article Radical Space for Art in a Time of Forced Privatization and Market Dominance which focuses on how not to be part of the â€˜art world,â€™ but to find new means now, resisting the corporatisation of art.
These two are perhaps at opposite extremes of the range of practices addressing socio-economic environmental issues.Â Didnâ€™t Einstein say â€œWe canâ€™t solve the problems using the same thinking we used when we created them.â€
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