12-14 December in Berlin, Germany
Integral Ecoawareness Training and Practice is an invitation to explore all
layers of life through the personal experiential perspective.
This laboratory weaves together exploratory research in dance, somatics and deep
ecological thinking. We encourage you to experiment. Experimentation creates
possibilities. More information. More experiences. More insights. We invite you
to allow new ways of perceiving, thinking and experiencing to emerge. This lab
opens pathways to empower the individual to creatively engage in change.
Taught by four international art and sustainability educators, the laboratory
will include Laban/Bartenieff, contact-improvisation, somatics/bodywork, acting,
permaculture and nature awareness methodologies.
Facilitators are: Satu Palokangas, Stefa Roth, Bruno Caverna, Lars Schmidt
Date: 12 - 14 December 2008, (fri 14-17h, sat/sun 12-17h)
Location: Studio Art 13, Dresdner Strasse 11, Berlin-Kreuzberg
Fee: 60/45 Euros. contact(at)integralecoawareness.org
ConferenceNorth American Association for
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 15-18 Oct., 2008
37TH Annual ConferenceNorth American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) in
The Call for Presentations is now open. Deadline January 18,
* Art, Culture and Environmental Education
* Best Practices for Advancing Environmental Education
* Conservation Education
* Early Childhood Education
* Energy Education
* Environmental Justice, Environmental Health, and Climate Change
* Food, Agriculture and Environmental Education
* Religion, Spirituality and Environmental Education
Conference "How to Cope in a Changing World -
Environment, Culture and Health in Transition"
Sigdal, Asker, Norway, 11-14 Oct., 2008
The conference "How to Cope in a Changing World will be organized by the
NaCuHeal Academy in cooperation with NaCuHeal Norway, NaCuHeal Asker and
NaCuHeal International, and will take place in Sigdal and at Sem
Gjestegaard in Asker. October 11-14, 2008. See the
Purpose of the conference:
1. To analyze major changes and challenges in our world today.
2. Show strategies and practical cases on how to meet this future.
3. Learning by doing.
4. Several walks into the nature, dialogue and silence.
Human Nature, Wild
Nature: Deep sustainability through Ecotherapy Knoydart, Scotland, 6-12 Oct., 2008
Facilitators: David Key & Mary-Jayne Rust
This is a retreat-style course set in a wild, remote and beautiful place. It's
designed for anyone wishing to encourage sustainable living through a deeper
level of psychological awareness. The course weaves together theory and personal
experience to provide powerful inspiration for home and work.
We have come to believe that we are separate from nature: that we have, somehow,
transcended our earthly biology and made ourselves an exception to ecological
rules. This ‘separation myth’ has led us to live beyond our habitat’s ability to
sustain us and we must deal with it urgently, if we are to survive its
‘Deep sustainability’ calls for a level of personal and cultural change that
only emerges when we weave human Being directly back into the fabric of the
Earth. It’s about a sense of personal identity that is seamlessly integrated
into the biosphere. We respond to deep sustainability through our own
deep-rooted sense of ourselves as nature, rather than through a sense of
responsibility to nature as something separate.
While the practical changes we need to make to our lifestyles are essential,
deep sustainability requires us to make a consciousness shift which challenges
many of the familiar ways we see ourselves and the world.
This courses explores the psychopathology of the modern separation myth and how
we might heal it. The quality of wildness, that ‘self-willed’ creative force
that runs through the heart of all things, provides a thread that can directly
reconnect us back to our ecological selves. We come to remember, beyond the
realms of intellectual doubt, that we are of nature. This form of ecological
therapy offers a way to re-unite personal and planetary healing.
Much of the learning on this course will be experiential in a wild and
inspirational place. Through small group work, creative process, story-telling
and discussion we will explore the practices and ideas of the rapidly emerging
field of ecotherapy.
You will spend five days and six nights in an area of wild beauty and ancestral
history and we will take every opportunity to work outside, weather permitting.
At the heart of this course is the opportunity to experience ‘solo time’, which
provides a rare and powerful opportunity for restoration and reconnection.
Care will be taken to minimize the ecological footprint of this course; as far
as possible, food will be local and organic.
Settling in, introductions and course overview.
Getting to know the place we are in, greeting the land.
Exploring the landscape of ecotherapy and other outdoor therapies.
Asking the questions: What is ecotherapy? What is the ecological self? What is
Walking (at the pace of the slowest person) and preparing for the solo time.
Some of this territory will include: synchronicity and nature; mirroring of
nature; animate earth; indigenous thinking.
A dawn to dusk ‘solo’ spent in silence. This is the heart of the course for many
This is not a test of survival! Rather, this is a rare chance to simply ‘be’ in
the humbling face of nature, and to be mindful of all that this may bring,
outside and inside.
Telling the stories of our solo time.
Exploring what each of us has to offer at this time of planetary crisis.
Considering the following: designing eco-therapeutic experiences; facilitation &
leadership; boundaries; reviewing; evaluation; personal activism and
Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet San Diego, USA, Aug. 2008 – Feb. 2009
Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet is a pioneering artist
residency and collaborative exhibition project that, for the first time on this
scale, uses contemporary art to investigate the changing nature of some of the
most biodiverse regions on earth and the communities that inhabit those regions.
MCASD David C. Copley Director Hugh M. Davies remarked, "This dynamic group of
groundbreaking contemporary artists continually creates thoughtful works that
push the boundaries of what art is. For Human/Nature, the artists are producing
engaging works that prompt viewers to question their relationships to the world
in which we live."
The artists each traveled to a World Heritage site of their choice and completed
two or more mini-residencies, creating works based on their experiences. Through
a wide range of works that cross all media, Human/Nature encourages global
support for the protection of cultural and biological diversity and provokes new
questions regarding conservation, cultural understanding, and artistic
"If we are going to effect change, it must be a concerted effort between people
in the arts, in the sciences, and people working directly towards a better
future for our planet. This is where Human/Nature positions itself as a model
for change: artists working together with the communities and individuals most
concerned with the fate of these World Heritage sites. These collaborations
create hope for the future," stated Jacquelynn Baas, Director Emeritus of
In 2006 an ambitious exhibition series including films on Art and
Ecology started taking place in the
Salo Region of Finland - Green Art Halikonlahti. It began with works
focusing on observation of the
environment, the relationship between mankind and the environment,
reflections on how people
deal with their environment, and how people are taking care on
environmental issues. In 2008 the
second exhibition will focus on water.
The exhibition present artists living in the Baltic Sea Region plus few
artists from other regions.
Major focus is on water issues in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Region, water
and climate change, invasive species, algae, water quality in the Nordic
Sea, Baltic Sea, rivers, lakes and cross-border waterways. We encourage
very much collaborations with other fields based in science, literature,
philosophy, forward-looking Finnish environmental agencies, scientists and
(Georg Dietzler, co-curator)
MA Arts and Ecology, Dartington College of Art Degree Show Wednesday 1 - Sunday 5
October, 2008. Bristol.
Opening event: 7-9 pm 1st October at
The Star and Dove Contemporary Artspace
Films: 7-11 pm, 2nd October, The Cube Cinema, Dove Street South
A show of playful
interactions, thoughtful interruptions, and beautiful experiments by ten
artists graduating from the first MA in Arts and Ecology. The
show promises to be a dynamic mix of works exploring individual relationships
to place. Through a broad array of interactions, interventions and experiments
the artists explore narratives, journeys and communication whilst using a host
of methods to archive their experiences and expose them to new audiences.
‘Divergence: n50.26 w03.41’ will feature performance, social sculpture,
works on paper, audio, film and installation.
Artists: Bram Thomas Arnold, Rebecca Beinart, Eleanor Wynne, Davis, Rebecca
Jane Hodgson, Cara Keane, Anna Keleher, Eilis Kirby, Claire Long and Richenda
Conference: Education Waking to Threat, Hope and Possibility
England, 9–11 Sept., 2008
There is increasingly abundant and convergent evidence from climate change
scientists that human-induced global heating is irreversible in the foreseeable
future and that, at best, a narrowing window of opportunity remains for warding
off the most cataclysmic impacts on the planetary and human condition. We are
confronted by the grim prospect of a world marked by advancing aridity, massive
human depopulation and the consequent compression of remaining populations in
the wake of mass migration, increasing pressure on dwindling food resources, the
intensification in both frequency and impact of extreme environmental events,
and rising levels of civil and international conflict. The details cannot be
predicted; but there is no longer serious doubt that the planet is facing a
human-induced crisis on a scale hitherto unknown.
The aim of this conference in Plymouth will be to explore, in this context, how to shape and
deliver an education for sustainable futures that brings hope, possibility and
transformation. All aspects and levels of education will be on the conference
agenda; but there will be particular emphasis on the contribution to be made by
the universities and other institutions of higher education.
The conference will include a range of papers, posters and workshops, together
with work for exhibition and presentations in the visual and performing arts.
First Call for Papers: 11 January 2008
University of Plymouth, UK, hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Futures
in association with Bradford Ecoversity, Kingston University and the Higher
Education Academy ESD Project
Terrain. Dancing new ways of perceiving Berlin, Germany, 3-7 Sept., 2008
This workshop weaves together exploratory research in dance, somatics and
ecological thinking into a sustainable life model.
It is our belief that in order to tackle the questions we face in the
world today, we need to start with our perceptions. Participants will be
invited to experience a state that goes beyond their own cultural
believes. By deconstructing perceptual concepts of any nature, habitual
patterns, lifelong conditionings as well as many limiting mindsets they
will be encouraged to question their own belief systems. This unfamiliar
landscape, which may appear frightening at times, in fact may provide an
extremely fertile terrain for new discoveries.
One way to recover our ethical base and understanding our interconnected
nature with our surroundings is to 'dance our thinking'. In this workshop,
we will integrate movement and holistic approaches to ecology.
You will acquire an understanding of:
- Interconnectivity between your
thoughts and actions
- How your perceptions affect interaction with the natural world
- A clearer view of relationships with the world around you
- The value of art to ecology and ecology to art
- The interplay between art and science
- Gain skills of touch and somatic expression
- How to live more sustainably in a world of constant change
- The parallel between how you treat yourself and how you treat the
Taught by four international art and sustainability educators, the
training will include Laban/Bartenieff, contact-improvisation,
somatics/bodywork, permaculture and nature awareness methodologies.
The workshop will take place at Gut Stolzenhagen, one hour north of
Berlin, a dance center in peaceful natural surroundings.
This workshop is designed for artists and facilitators from all areas, who
are searching for ways to integrate creative and ecological approaches and
research their impact on our daily lives.
Facilitators: Satu Palokangas (FIN), Stefa Roth (GER), Bruno Caverna
(BRA/NOR), Lars Schmidt (GER)
Energy in Old Landscapes'
Ockelbo, Sweden, 4-6 Sept., 2008
Much of the heat in the climate debate is generated by the desire to find new
ways of thinking that harmonise with political visions of the environment. How
do we deal with major threats? Are there any lessons we can draw from history?
How can we encourage each other to identify innovative solutions?
These questions, and more, will be on the agenda of the Nordic conference "New
Energy in Old Landscapes" in Sweden in September. The aim is to initiate a
dialogue about the climate by bringing together landscapes, renewable energy and
art in a joint quest for creative and long-term solutions.
The agenda will also include a debate about producing energy crops that have a
positive effect on nature and the cultural environment, designing landscapes to
promote biological diversity, as well as aesthetics and renewable fuels.
The conference will consist of lectures, workshops and excursions dealing with
the landscape, energy crops, wind power and art. The event is targeted at
decision-makers, the business world, civil servants and opinion-makers from the
It will be held in Högbo bruk och Wij Trädgårdar, approx. 200 kilometres north
of Stockholm, 4-6 September. The deadline for registration is 30 June.
Painting' summer art course in the Norwegian mountains
Sandane, Norway, 28 July - 1 Aug. 2008
At this 4 day painting
course, participants will draw and paint the rough and breathtaking landscape
along the steep slopes of Fjord-Norway. Teacher Jan van Boeckel, himself a
landscape painter, will facilitate a form of painting which he calls "wild
painting", connecting with nature in new and exciting ways, in an effort to see
the world around us with fresh eyes. All participants will get personal
instructions and feedback, in either English of Swedish. This course includes
delicious organic food, sometimes at the farm, sometimes "in the field".
Artful Ecologies 2.
Art, Nature & Environment Conference University College Falmouth, United Kingdom, 9-12 July, 2008
The second Art, Nature & Environment
conference organised and hosted by the RANE research cluster at University
College Falmouth, will take place over four days in July of this year. The
conference aims to bring together some of the leading members of the artistic
community and the growing community of artists and researchers already engaging
with RANE, to consider and discuss how artists might best address current
Since the successful inaugural Artful Ecologies conference in 2006, any doubts
that our planet's ecology is now in real danger have been left far behind. Many
now argue that we are on the verge of a crisis that could very soon turn to
catastrophe. The number of different scenarios we now face, largely of our own
making, all present harsh realities and paint bleak pictures of our future.
These problems include the creation of a climate that will make large regions of
the earth uninhabitable and force an unprecedented loss of species to rival the
planet’s previous mass extinctions. Within a generation, toxic levels of
pollution and the predicted population explosion will begin to place huge
demands on limited resources, with potential shortages of food and water making
survival for many an impossibility. The magnitude of the task ahead is almost
impossible to imagine, harder still to tackle.
Workshop: Thinking Green United States, 21-25 July, 2008
Alan Sonfist, Instructor, John Grande, Special Guest
Concept: Students will identify and explore environmental concerns and how they
might be translated into art. We will be working on a group project about the
region. Discussions on the relationship between art and the environment, and on
the dynamics of environmental art and sculpture will be led by John K. Grande, a
guest critic and writer in the workshop.
Media & Techniques: Site-specific group sculpture project and discussions will
revolve around natural materials.
Activities: Slides,lectures and discussions on all realms of sculpture and
Technical demos, studio work, individual and group discussions along with site
planning and model construction.
Education in a Changing
Unity, Maine, United States, 27 July - 2 Aug., 2008
Education in a Changing Climate is a
week-long workshop that takes place at Unity College in Maine. Designed for
educators of all kinds, the workshop challenges participants to teach about the
environment in innovative ways and aspires to find new audiences and venues for
environmental learning. The workshop is co-sponsored by Unity College and The
Orion Society, publisher of Orion magazine.
Through field-based learning, conversations,
and presentations, participants will use their creativity and imagination to
develop skills that help them bring urgent environmental issues—especially
climate change—into their classrooms, nature centers, zoos, museums, and
curriculum. Core faculty includes scientist Nalini Nadkarni, writer/activist
Janisse Ray, writer/educator Lowell Monke, and Carey E. Stanton of the National
I år er det 28 år siden klasser fra Steinerskolen i Bergen begynte å reise til
Skillebyholm Gård i Sverige for å gjøre seg kjent med jordbruk på naturens
premisser. Det siste året har jeg blant annet arbeidet med en undersøkelse av
tidligere elevers erfaringer med jordbruksperioden.
Dette har inspirert meg til å invitere tilbake til gården en uke kommende sommer
for å møtes omkring temaer som berører oss mer enn noen gang. Hva slags samfunn
vil vi ha og hvordan skal vi få det til? Vi ser mange utfordringer i dag når det
gjelder miljø, landbruk, klima, energi osv.
Jeg har snakket med flere, og vi kunne tenke oss å sette fokus på hva vi kan
gjøre for å bidra til en positiv utvikling. Vi ser for oss at vi jobber
praktisk, lager og inntar kortreiste og økologiske måltider, inviterer folk som
har noe å bidra med (for eksempel Attac, Changemakers, Natur og ungdom,
politikere, eksperter i økohus, energispørsmål, osv.) og åpner for innlegg og
Programmet er ikke ferdig, og vi tar gjerne imot forslag og innspill.
Skillebyholm hilser initiativet velkommen og stiller gården til disposisjon.
Magne Skrede ser allerede store kormuligheter. Det kan bli en mulighet til å
treffes og drøfte ting som alle går og tenker på.
Bli med og kom med forslag. Ta med venner og familie. Bidra med det dere har
Meld dere på til Thea Kopperud: theajohanne(at)gmail.com
eller brev til Thea J. Kopperud, Rådyrvn. 11, 1450 Nesoddtangen, Norge. Har du
spørsmål kontakt Linda på: linda.jolly(at)gmail.com.
Sted: Skillebyholm Gård i Järna, Sverige
Tid: Uke 32/33, 8 august til 15 august 2008
Pris: 150 kr pr. døgn
Summer School in environmental aesthetics and philosophy Lahti, Finland, June 15-18, 2008
The International Institute of Applied Aesthetics (IIAA) is organizing its
8th International Summer School in environmental aesthetics and philosophy,
which will take place in Messilä Manor House, near by Lahti, Finland, and focus
on the increasingly popular topic of Everyday Aesthetics. We invite papers
exploring issues of the everyday environment from aesthetic, philosophical,
architectural, social, ecological and educational viewpoints.
Keynote speakers are:
Tom Leddy: Everyday Aesthetics and the Sublime
Yuriko Saito: The Power of the Aesthetic
Arnold Berleant: The Negative Aesthetics of Everyday Life
Katya Mandoki: The Second Tear in Everyday Aesthetics
Kimmo Lapintie: That Obscure Object of Desire - everyday life and aesthetics of
Eeva Jokinen: Is There a Place Called Interface? affects, agency and everyday
Discussion will include diverse topics which, in one or another way, connect to
the difficult theoretical issues and practical problems that ensue from critical
reflection on our everyday experience, i.e., our experience of the environments
in which we’re immersed everyday, whether that be home, park, workplace, busy
roadway, or city sidewalk. Issues of the everyday have often been neglected in
aesthetic and philosophical discussion, which has centered on the arts and
scenic nature. As a focal point for scholarly investigation, however, the
everyday environment offers rich possibilities. But it also presents a
problematically large and heterogeneous field that suggests work be done on such
questions as: What are the relevant issues and topics for everyday aesthetics?
How to approach these issues? What is the relationship of aesthetic issues to
moral, social and political problems in the context of the everyday? How are
questions in the field of everyday aesthetics connected with the vital and
overriding question ‘How can we improve the quality of everyday life?’
The emphasis will be on aesthetic and ethical approaches, but because broad
philosophical issues are helpfully studied together with other,
extra-philosophical considerations, we also encourage approaches which are more
overtly social, political, ecological, geographical, etc.
Art in the Landscape Schumacher College, Dartington, United Kingdom, May 26–June 6, 2008
Teachers: Susan Derges, Lynne Hull, James Marriott
Participants will discuss the relationship between art and the natural world.
The course will involve exploration, discovery and creative practice in
Nature in all its beauty and complexity has been an integral part of art from
the first images and artefacts ever created by humans. Recent years have seen a
resurgence of its importance for artists, not just as inspiration but as the
actual medium within which they work.
Susan Derges will introduce participants to the unique way she works within the
landscape to create works of art, and help them make their own art inspired by
the woods and gardens around the College and the wilds of Dartmoor.
James Marriott will work with participants to explore together distinct
dimensions that we inhabit: the life-world of the Robins and the life-world of
the petro-chemical industry. The group shall endeavour to hear and understand
more fully what it means to inhabit both these realms, to recognise how one
impacts upon the other and to see how we can change this relationship.
In the second week, Lynne Hull will work with the group to create, within the
College grounds, a piece of “trans-species” art which restores habitat damaged
by human impact while encouraging humans to understand wildlife needs and to
shift attitudes toward other species.
The course is suitable for artists of all kinds who wish to find new ways of
working with nature and for educators seeking to find creative ways of helping
people to value and understand art in nature.
Art Changing Attitudes Toward the Environment Seminar New York, United States, 8 May 2008
The Art Changing Attitudes Toward the Environment seminar will focus on a top
priority for the United Nations: climate change and the environment. The seminar
will contribute to keeping the spotlight on the issue from a different
perspective and will be an important contribution and forum to reach out to the
general public. The seminar will be held on 8 May 2008 at United Nations
Headquarters, New York.
Conference GRASSROOTS Green Art / Art and Ecology Helsinki, Finland, 16-17 April, 2008
GRASSROOTS is a 2-day conference, a public forum for discovering and debating
the wide field art and ecology today with renowed and specialist speakers
leading the way. Location: Kiasma Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland. You
don’t need to be a specialist, just come with an open and enquiry mind.
GRASSROOTS is a meeting place for people who will still seek motivation,
inspiration, critical discussion and creative interaction (workshops). Audience
are exploring on the edge cooperation, regional development through arts and
Course: The Philosopher's
Hut Helsinki, Finland, 14-18 April, 2008
During the history of humanity, there has always been people, who want to
retreat from society to think, create and seek for inner harmony. We all know
the Japanese teahouses, but perhaps not everyone knows, that the idea was
imported to Europe during the 18th century and many wealthy people begun to have
a Hermit’s Hut on their grounds. But because they didn’t have time to sit in
them themselves, they hired a person to live in them, called an Ornamental
Hermit! Many writers and philosophers have temporarily retreated to small houses
like Henry David Thoreau in America in the 19th century to the contemporary
Philip Pullman, who wrote His Dark Materials in a small garden shed.
The aim of the course, of the Environmental Art Degree Programme at the
University of Art and Design in Helsinki, is to plan your own version of a
Philosopher’s Hut for a chosen place in Helsinki, and make a small-scale model
of it. Computer programs will be used to visualize how the hut would be placed,
and look like, in the city. In the theoretical part of the course we will
discuss what is a sacred place, which are the sites/buildings made for retreat
and meditation in the cities? What do they look like? Teacher: Jan Erik
ART & SEA-Expedition,Sailing trip on Schooner Helena from Oslo to
Uusikaupunki Norway, Finland, 17-29 April, 2008
Learning to sail a schooner; making art out on
the sea; looking for inspiration in conditions far from everyday-life. For people who feel worried about the sea nature and would like to work with the subject in your works or
future art courses.
Participants are teachers and students of art, together with artists who are interested in working together and alone.
Together they take part in a common exhibition after the journey (time and place for the exhibition will be decided later).
The expedition takes place parallel to the sail training, which means
life on board consists of working in the sea watches, making food,
maintenance, own artistic working and visits to the harbors.
Login here for pass word protected website for expedition members
IMPACT – Art in the Age of Climate Change, Denmark
The Nordic Cultural Fund has named "IMPACT – Art in the Age of Climate Change"
its Nordic Exhibition of the Year 2008-2010. The exhibition will open during the
UN Global Climate Summit 2009 in Copenhagen, one of the most significant
political events ever held in Denmark. The summit, from 30 November until 11
December 2009, will attract attention from all over the world.
IMPACT will be an original and innovative international event, bringing together
some of the world's most innovative media artists, influential scientists,
environment experts and art and culture critics to present their interpretations
of the colossal challenge posed by climate change.
IMPACT will include existing works as well as special commissions. A
wide-ranging programme of activities such as workshops and debates will be held
to coincide with the exhibition. Partnerships have already been agreed with AROS
Aarhus Museum of Art and Kunsthallen Nikolaj in Copenhagen,
the exhibition will tour the rest of the Nordic Region. (Received 15 January
LjusHus is a planned meeting place and
experience centre at the heart of Scandinavia, offering exchange, exploration,
experience, and education for sustainable human development. A first expert
Seminar is being held by invitation on 8-9 March 2008, to build consensus and
clarity around the themes of sustainable human development.
The Seminar intends a) to explore the integration of personal development into
broader environmental change, b) to help shift the focus of environmental change
discourse onto positive opportunities, c) to showcase empowering methods of
engagement. The expert participation will allow a rapid evolution of debate and
focus on fresh, useable outcomes. The Seminar will open the way to additional
activities in the LjusHus context.
Conference KlimatExistens ('Climate and Existence')
Uppsala, Sweden, 6-8 March, 2008
Varmt välkommen till Sigtunastiftelsen 6-8 mars för att under tre dagar delta i
en av årets viktigaste konferenser - KlimatExistens 2008! Fokus kommer att ligga
på de existentiella, psykologiska och moraliska aspekterna av
klimatproblematiken, och hur vi kan ta oss ur den situation vi nu befinner oss
Sista anmälningsdag är fredag 15 februari. Sprid gärna inbjudan och program
vidare i era nätverk.
För frågor, kontakta oss på:
"Light and Fire" workshop
Norway, 8–14 March, 2008
The Fire and Light workshop in
Notodden, Norway, is
a journey to exciting method of art. Fire is a basic element of human culture
and has a deep value among the people in north. It brings light and warmth
during the dark and cold winter. Fire and light have also had important roles in
Nordic myths. In this workshop students will learn about making art using light
and fire as tools of expression. Working methods emphasize cooperation and
communication between different nationalities from Nordic countries. The climax
of the workshop is a celebration as the creations of the course are brought in
public. That brings the attendants and the local community together.
The workshop is organised by
Department of education in
the Arts Faculty of Arts, Folk Culture and Teacher Education,
in conjunction with the University
Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Art Education. Participation
only open for students in art education in the Nordic countries.
Nature Version 2.0: Ecological Modernities and Digital
Hamilton, NY, USA, 21 Jan.–16 Feb., 2008
Colgate University’s Clifford Art Gallery, the Department of
Art and Art History, and the Environmental Studies Program will host an
environmental art exhibition titled Nature Version 2.0: Ecological Modernities
and Digital Environmentalism.
Nature Version 2.0 is a survey of artists who reinvent environmentalism for a
digital age in a number of ways: by examining how digital technologies can make
ecological problems more salient, by reusing and recycling obsolete technologies
for new uses, and by exploring how digital spaces and the public domain may
require environmental protection much like nature. Re-imagining the relationship
between nature and technology, Nature Version 2.0 suggests an ethics of the
network and an environmentalism of natural, built, and digital spaces.