15.07.2010 | Arts and Sciences for Sustainability

Steps to an Ecology of Art, or A Short Walk to Complexity

How is walking an ecological practice? Walking can make us perceptive and open us up to an ecopraxis, attentive to the complex patterns of life. By David Haley, Manchester (UK)

14.12.2009 | UN-Climate Change Conference

Sacha’s Copenhagen Diary

Alongside COP15, I am being in Copenhagen this week, taking part in a number of parallel events in the city, dealing with the role of the arts and culture for sustainability. I will give some feedback from these events on a daily basis. By Sacha Kagan, from Copenhagen.

09.12.2009 | UN-Climate Change Conference

Culture and the mirrors of climate corruption (© UNFCCC, 2006)

Culture and the mirrors of climate corruption

Art and culture are said to be the mirrors of the world as a whole. What kind of mirrors are we looking to be? Are we all becoming Hopenhageners? A few words from Copenhagen in a state of growing buzz. By Oleg Koefoed (Cultura21 Nordic), Copenhagen.

Foto: © UNFCCC

13.10.2009 | Hochschulgruppe Cultura21, Köln

Cultura21-Gedankenwerkstatt in Köln

Die Gedankenwerkstatt „nachhaltig – regional – aktiv werden“ findet am 31. Oktober an der Universität zu Köln statt. Von Amra Bobar, Köln.

01.10.2009 | Kunstprojekt

Die Überbrückung des Kulinarischen

Die Überbrückung des Kulinarischen

Wie klingt Reis, wie kochen Häftlinge und wie weit geht die Lebensmittelindustrie bei der Industrialisierung des Obst- und Gemüseanbaus? Einen Blick der ganz anderen Art konnten Besucher der Kölner Subkulinaria-Ausstellung im August 2008 auf unsere Ernährungskultur werfen – in Szene gesetzt von zwölf in- und ausländischen Künstlern im Bauch der Deutzer Brücke. Von Robert Piterek, Düsseldorf.

Foto: © unbekannt

01.07.2007 | Cultura21

The German Web Magazine Cultura21

In the 21st century societies worldwide find themselves faced with existential challenges, such as the diminution of the biological diversity, third world poverty, the growing world population and a seemingly non-stoppable climate change, of which people are aware but which they also too often tend to push aside. Social problems are to be solved with further economic growth, public control and military security, and as an answer to the evident ecologic crisis, new technologies are celebrated as the all encompassing solutions. This is the point of departure of the Institute “Cultura 21” and its work, criticizing not only the status quo of globalized structures and their effects on cultural and ecological systems but also the dominant strategies of cultural, social and political actors that basically don’t have the objective to bring about real changes.

The German Web Magazine Cultura21 (PDF)
Von Bianca Drebber, Lüneburg.