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A symposium at the 2011 World Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
SER2011 WORLD CONFERENCE ON ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION â€“Â Merida, Mexico â€“ August 21-25, 2011 â€“Â Re-establishing the Link between Nature and Culture
Please submit abstracts (see link below) indicating the title of the symposium and the name ofÂ David Haley, as session organiser. The deadline of the call for abstracts isÂ May 15th.
SER is a scientific organisation concerned with environmental remediation in many countries.Â It has, previously, held three â€˜World Conferencesâ€™, at two of which ecological artist David Haley was invited to coordinate and chair sessions on ecological art (Liverpool, 2000 and Zaragoza, 2005). In addition, David has contributed to Richard Scottâ€™s â€˜Creative Conservationâ€™ initiatives at these and other SER conferences. Richard is Senior Programme Manager with Landlife, the National Wildflower Centre in Liverpool, and was a close colleague of the eminent ecologist, Professor Tony Bradshaw. David and RichardÂ shall be convening this Symposium together.
The SER World Conferences offer great opportunities to meet with some of the worldâ€™s top ecological scientists and activists from diverse cultures. On occasion, the language of art and that of science have converged, to emerge as a common language â€“ an ecology of cultures, perhaps. And this Symposium seeks presentations that pursue this concept â€“ â€˜The Art of Ecology: Transdisciplinary Research In Practiceâ€™.
Please, also, take advantage of early registration facilities which will be available through the Conference web page next week (http://www.ser2011.org).
Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.
Cultura21â€²s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:
– 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)
Cultura21 is not only an informal network. Its strength and vitality relies upon the activities of several organizations around the world which are sharing the vision and mission of Cultura21