The appropriation of old buildings for the arts has produced some of the most inspiring and dynamic spaces for live performance in the world.Â From Bochum to Brooklyn, old buildings have proven that they make ideal spaces for theatrical innovation. Adaptive reuse has also been recognized as a key component of sustainable development and green building. In this session, weâ€™ll bring together three of the worldâ€™s foremost practitioners in adaptive reuse for live performance for a far-reaching discussion about this complex phenomenon.
Who should attend?
Open to all: especially directors, designers andÂ architects.
Trans Europe Halles â€“ a European network of independent cultural centres â€“ introduces several ongoing projects within the network which tackle sustainability, such as architecture residencies, collective art pieces, and the Trans Europe Halles Think Tank.
â€œThe question of sustainability has been central for a long time within Trans Europe Halles. Some of the members of the network, such as ufaFabrik in Berlin, Germany, or Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, are leaders in the development of green strategies for the cultural sector.â€ wrote AnaÃ¯d Sayrin in the February newsletter for the network, which had the headline:â€œSustainability? No more talking, letâ€™s act!â€
â€œBut sustainability is not only an ecological process,â€ AnaÃ¯d Sayrin continued: â€œIt is also about equality and a better distribution of resources, whether they are human, economic, energetic or cultural. Key issues which Trans Europe Hallesâ€™ members are facing every day when running an independent cultural centre and working with local communities.â€
In 2012, their efforts have also been rewarded with the Bauwelt Advacement Award for the renovation of a synagogue in Zilina. In 2014, a new cultural centre and international gallery space will be opened in this building. There is only one condition to make this dream come true â€“ to find one million euro.
What if bikes were not only made for biking? A new collaboration between Not Quite and Manifatture Knos A collaboration between TEH Members:Â Karl HallbergÂ (Not Quite, Sweden), the so-called rural centre of Trans Europe Halles, is organising a workshop inÂ Manifatture KnosÂ (Lecce, Italy) to build bikes with alternative functions in order to make biking more attractive. It is also for him an opportunity to learn more on how manager Michele Bee and his team run their cultural centre and develop their projects. Different contexts, different points of view: no doubt that this journey will be inspiring for both of them!
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The purpose of this LEED category is to recognize projects for innovative building features and sustainable building knowledge. Projects are allowed 5 ID points. I personally have found it challenging to convince my building PMs to use one of their ID credit points for artâ€¦its not to say that it cannot be done but usually these points are spoken for pretty quickly.
Ways to achieve ID points include:
Artist is a LEED-accredited professional
In my opinion, Educational Outreach is the easiest ID point available to any project. Basically you need to do two of the following three:
make the building actively instructional â€“ signs, displays, kiosks, etc.
provide promotional materials â€“ brochures, web sites, etc.
develop an outreach plan â€“ tours, presentations, web site, etc.
ID Credits are awarded for exceptional performance such as doubling the credit requirements and/or achieving the next incremental percentage threshold.
Credits can also be achieved for comprehensive strategies which demonstrate quantifiable environmental benefits.
I highly suggest reading through the ID Credit Catalog as a brainstorming exercise to see what other project have achieved.
Chrysalis Arts Public Art Sustainability Assessment Toolkit â€“ The Public Art Sustainability Assessment (PASA) is a set of guidelines and an assessment method being developed by Chrysalis Arts, an artist-led public art company in the UK. PASA is intended as a tool for use at any point during the development, creation, maintenance and decommissioning of a public art project.
Arts:Earth Partnership â€“ is an official green certification for cultural facilities, art galleries, performing arts companies and individual artists. The Los Angeles based program, founded in 2006, is forming a coalition of certified artists and facilities committed to achieving environmental sustainability.
PROJECTS OF INTEREST
concept proposal for Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI)
Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) â€“ In 2010 the Land Art Generator Initiative, which is based in Dubai, challenged artists, architects, engineers and the like to design public art installations to continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid, with each having the potential to provide power to thousands of homes.
Rebecca Ansert, founder of Green Public Art, is an art consultant who specializes in artist solicitation, artist selection, and public art project management for both private and public agencies. She is a graduate of the masterâ€™s degree program in Public Art Studies at the University of Southern California and has a unique interest in how art can demonstrate green processes or utilize green design theories and techniques in LEED certified buildings.
Green Public Art is a Los Angeles-based consultancy that was founded in 2009 in an effort to advance the conversation of public artâ€™s role in green building. The consultancy specializes in public art project development and management, artist solicitation and selection, creative community involvement and knowledge of LEED building requirements. Green Public Art also works with emerging and mid-career studio artists to demystify the public art process. The consultancy acts as a resource for artists to receive one-on-one consultation before, during, and after applying for a public art project. Go to Green Public Art