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« Transition France Green Art Lab Alliance | Transartists The Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA) is a partnership between 18 European cultural organisations which aims to explore what environmental sustainability means for the visual arts and design. All partners believe that it’s time for culture and the arts to take responsibility in their own innovative and artistic ways. This ambition has been acknowledged by the European Commission, which co-finances the GALA project in the framework of the EU Culture programme 2007-2013. During the two years of collaboration (April 2013-May 2015) the partners want to find out what the arts can do to promote sustainability. Together with designers, artists and scientists, the GALA partners investigate the challenges and opportunities that environmental sustainability implies for artists and art institutions. The overall aim is to share knowledge and raise awareness amongst artists, citizens and policy makers. The participating organisations have a variety of different profiles. Green Art Lab Alliance activities

German ′Transition Towns′ ride wave of change | Germany | DW.COM | 25.09.2012 The water simply won't boil. No surprise really. The pot is far too large for the small camping stove. Cornelia Dorsch takes off the lid to check whether she can add the vegetables yet. She's standing in front of a makeshift table on Servatii Square, where she's about to serve free soup to passersby. All the ingredients are vegetables from the local farmer’s market that were discarded for being slightly discolored. The cooking project is called "Eat up," and its site has been chosen carefully. Vegetables are sourced regionally The topic is serious For a long time, the "city exodus" was a well-documented phenomenon in Germany. It all started in southern England in 2006. Experiment Münster Georg Heinrichs, co-founder of Transition Town Münster, is also excited about Hopkins' ideas. Fostering a new community spirit is the key to the future "Resilient Town" also is the name of a development scheme by the German Ministry for Education and Research. Hands off oil

micro research - Martin Howse [Berlin] micro_research is a mobile research platform exploring psychogeophysics and asking the question of where precisely the plague known as software executes. micro_research is active worldwide and is supported by workshops, performances such as: substrate.html and earthvoice.html, exhibitions and the sales of detektors, eurorack modules and the divinatory noise module series, aka. The Dark Interpreter. shop twitter soundcloud biography_and_CV new/s recent events - 2016 current projects and research Author: root Created: 2017-01-03 Tue 14:06 Emacs 24.4.1 (Org mode 8.2.10) Validate

about the book | cohousing cultures CoHousing Cultures: self-organized, community-oriented and sustainable. Integrating, non-speculative and open to the neighborhood. Innovative projects motivated by a search for ecological, affordable and socially designed homes. CoHousing Cultures Handbook for self-organized, community-oriented and sustainable living Editor: id22: Institute for Creative SustainabilityLanguage: English/GermanNumber of pages: 208 pages with approx. 120 imagesSoftcoverDimensions: 13 x 18,3 cmPrice: Euro 25.00 (incl. shipping)ISBN: 978-3-86859-148-4Date of publication: September 2012

the earthcodes project: substrate/shifting the site of execution The shapes of the chasms themselves become "verbal roots" that spell out the difference between darkness and light. Poe ends his mental maze with the sentence — "I have graven it within the hills and my vengeance upon the dust within the rock." [A Sedimentation of the Mind. Robert Smithson. 1966.] Substrate can refer to a (mined) semiconductor base which is later doped, etched, imprinted on with other minerals and materials within a complex industrial process to form an electrical logic gate, a processing unit, the core of the networked machinery which surrounds us. Substrate interfaces with code, yet this set of symbolic, lingustic and logical operations denies the being-substrate, just as the carrier of any signal is erased by the receiver. Despite software's abstraction the geological maintains a particular attraction, as earth substrate, that which surrounds us, our material.

Housing Prototypes: Collective House Street facade, detail. Sven Markelius was an important member of the Stockholm architectural avant-garde in the 1930's. Along with Gunnar Asplund and others, Markelius was instrumental in bring the ideology of Modern Architecture to Sweden as one of the authors of the Functionalist manifesto acceptera, published in 1931. Markelius also socialized with a group of radical Social Democrats who shared an interest in the new architecture and a new social order. From this time, Markelius, along with Alva Myrdal who was a leader in the movement advocating communal housing as a means of emancipating the working woman from the burdens of housekeeping and child rearing, developed an interest in the idea of collective housing. In 1932, Markelius developed a housing scheme for the Alvik area in Stockholm, which applied these collective principles for the first time. Eva Rudberg, Sven Markelius Architect, Arkitektur Förlag, Stockholm, 1989, pp. 77-83. Howard Smith, Marina Botta,

Coal Fired Computers | YoHa Showman's Engine,AV Festival, YoHa 2010 A one-hundred year old, 18-ton showman's steam engine powers a computer with 2.5 tons of coal. Black lungs inflate every time a database record of miners' lung disease is shown on the computer monitors. It feels like you've been invited into a fun fair, but one where the rides log their own accidents – a fun fair run by people who long ago became indistinct from the machines they maintain. Discovery Museum, 2010 Over three days at the Discovery Museum, with groups of miner activists, Coal Fired Computers articulated relations between Power, Art and Media. Jean Demars, Miners Activist Posters. Coal Fired Computers reflects on the complexities of our global fossil fuel reliance and especially on how coal transforms our health as we have transformed it. It could be said that coal dust gets into everything. Originally Commissioned by AV Festival 10 and produced in partnership with Discovery Museum. Copd, lungs,YoHa 2010 Download the booklet

Cohousing Now: Home – in Swedish Kollektivhus NU – is an association working to promote collaborative housing and other alternative ways of living. The association supports existing co-housing units as well as groups intending to create new units. Originally formed in 1981, it has recently been revitalised with the prime purpose to inform the public about cohousing as an alternative, and to influence authorities to facilitate the creation and running of such units. "Kollektivhus NU currently has 42 cohousing units as full members, and 15 organisations working in favour of collaborative housing. There are also a number of individual supporting members. The over 40 cohousing units that exist in Sweden are mainly the result of civil society campaigns and positive responses from public housing authorities during the 1980s. Today the trend is again turning in favour of collaborative housing. EU project for elderly cohousing How can elderly people with disabilities get more influence over their housing situation?

St Cecilia's Hall The joint conference of the Galpin Society and the American Musical Instrument Society will be held in Edinburgh, 1st - 4th June 2017. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh and will be centred on the newly refurbished St Cecilia's Hall, location of Musical Instrument Museum Edinburgh. The Papers Sessions are provisionally scheduled to take place on Thursday June 1, Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3. Depending on the response, a further papers session may be held on Sunday June 4. Offers of paper presentations are invited, either full-length presentations of 20 minutes (followed by 10 minutes for discussion) or brief contributions of 10 minutes (followed by 5 minutes for discussion). Abstracts of papers (400 words maximum for full-length papers, 200 words maximum for brief contributions) and a biography (no more than 75 words) are invited, to be submitted by 16 December 2016. To submit a paper, go to -

Les pratiques culturelles en Espagne au croisement de la crise et du numérique – Publics par Antonio Ariño Villarroya[1] — Bientôt disponible en format pdf — Cet article s’inscrit dans le cadre du Colloque sur les pratiques culturelles dans les pays méditerranéens. Il aborde trois aspects : quel est l’état de l’étude des pratiques culturelles en Espagne (à partir des ressources disponibles) ? Quelles sont les principales tendances observées par l’analyse des données cette dernière décennie ? Ainsi qu’un aperçu des problématiques liées à la démocratisation culturelle. L’étude des pratiques culturelles en Espagne En 1964, une première enquête sur les médias (OIP Institut de l’Opinion Publique) est réalisée en Espagne. Depuis, de nombreuses enquêtes ont été réalisées : on distingue notamment celles qui ont un caractère général (couvrant un large éventail de pratiques culturelles et visant la totalité de la population adulte) et les enquêtes spécifiques, qui explorent un champ ou un domaine particulier. Tableau 1 : types d’enquêtes sur les pratiques culturelles en Espagne Ariño, A.

Call for Papers: American Theatre and Performance in the Anthropocene Era – The CSPA Journal of American Drama and Theatre Special Issue: American Theatre and Performance in the Anthropocene Era The American Theatre and Drama Society invites submissions for the Spring 2017 issue of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre. According to world geologists, humanity is currently living in the Holocene Era, which began 11,700 years ago and facilitated the flourishing of present life on the planet, especially the population explosion of Homo sapiens. Similarly, this CFP invites scholars to reconsider the “facts” of the past, the present, and the likely future of American theatre and performance in the light of these debates about the “importance” of the Anthropocene Era. How did theatrical production and reception in the Americas become entwined with the Industrial Revolution? Manuscripts (5000 – 7000 words) should be prepared in conformity with the Chicago Manual of Style, using endnotes, and submitted as attachments in Microsoft Word format.

Art, recyclage et empowerment : la première biennale de Dharavi Depuis Fontaine de Marcel Duchamp – cet urinoir industriel signé « R. Mutt » et refusé au Salon des Indépendants de New York de 1917 – l’art contemporain n’a cessé d’alimenter ses créations au recyclage d’objets et matériaux délaissés. En parallèle, le recyclage est devenu dans de nombreux territoires pauvres une sorte d’artisanat à échelle industrielle qui réinjecte dans l’économie formelle quantité de matériaux récupérés et retravaillés. Dharavi, situé dans l’aire urbaine de Mumbai (Bombay), en est l’un des plus grands au monde. Les déchets sont devenus une matière première incontournable dans la production d’œuvres d’art contemporain. Si le rôle des déchets dans la création d’œuvres d’art contemporain[1] fait l’objet d’un intérêt croissant chez les historien·ne·s de l’art et les sociologues, plus rares sont ceux qui inversent le regard en interrogeant la façon dont l’art peut mettre en lumière les quartiers d’ateliers de recyclage, leurs travailleur·se·s et leurs habitant·e·s.