Tagged as: climate change
Biomimetics and shifting languages: computation to aid nature
These concepts are now absolutely crucial as the world warms beyond all previous predictive analysis. The analog of technology may have already reached a complexity apex. The circle would close when we move toward helping the organic world and the concerns therein. Complexity is many layers or parts working together, but when overpacked, it becomes overly complicated.
La politica ambientale di Cina e Giappone / Environmental politics in China and Japan
[ITA] La tutela dell’ambiente è diventata un elemento centrale della Cina del XXI secolo, poiché il Paese non riusciva più a crescere senza considerare il problema dell’inquinamento. Nel 2013, l’inquinamento atmosferico a Pechino e nelle altre metropoli cinesi toccò livelli insostenibili. [ENG] Environmental protection has become a central element of 21st century China, as the country could no longer grow without considering the problem of pollution. In 2013, air pollution in Beijing and other ...
Climate Change Communication Award “Rebecca Ballestra”
Through the CMCC Climate Change Communication Award “Rebecca Ballestra”, the CMCC Foundation is awarding the best communication initiatives that spread awareness on climate change through education, advocacy, media production and social engagement activities.
The Climate crisis and the sea rising. The art*science – Art & Climate Change project in Cervia
The Anthropocene imposes a reflection about the time span of the human species and cultures in contrast to that of the individuals, requires a vision extended to a remote future that should be governed knowing that people will not be part of it. This implies a cognitive leap, a different consideration of humanity and its relationship with the “non human” and the environment, intended as a complex dynamic intercourse, towards a further level of awareness in a new pact with the existing. In the An...
La Corporate Social Responsibility aziendale e lo sviluppo sostenibile / CSR and sustainable development
[ITA] A seguito dell'impatto negativo sull'immaginario collettivo provocato dalle catastrofi ambientali è nato il concetto di diritto all’ambiente salubre, oggi finalmente annoverato fra i diritti umani fondamentali. [ENG] In conjunction with the negative impact on the collective imagination following the environmental disasters, the concept of the right to a healthy environment was born, finally included among the fundamental human rights.
Ecologia, ecologismo e la Nuova Strategia Climatica / Ecology, environmentalism and the New Climate Strategy
[ITA] Il pensiero ecologista o ambientalista si è sviluppato negli ultimi decenni soprattutto in seguito ad alcuni disastri ambientali avvenuti per causa umana. [ENG] Ecological or environmentalist thinking has developed in recent decades mainly as a result of some huge environmental disasters that have occurred for human cause.
OPEN CALLDEADLINE: October 20 Artists, scientists, researchers, and students are invited to participate in collective Grounding, a process of sharing knowledge and exhibiting art projects that focus on soil in various contexts, from environmental to philosophical. Participation can take the forms of art projects, lectures, and workshops. In the face of an environmental crisis and an accelerating growth race, we propose to shift our focus to what is under our feet – the soil. Including the objec...
See the Sea Change / Vedere il cambiamento del mare
[ITA] L'obiettivo dell’open call è rappresentare l’enorme cambiamento in atto nel pianeta, in particolare del mare e aumentare la consapevolezza sul fenomeno, utilizzando i mezzi artistici. [ENG] The objective of the open call is to represent the enormous change taking place on the planet, in particular of the sea, and to increase public awareness of the phenomenon, using artistic means.
Ambiguous humanity. Some reflections between hope and future starting from Greta Thunberg
Lots of words have been said and written about Greta Thunberg. Her parable is an interesting case study in the communication and media realms, but it also provides an opportunity to reflect on human responsibilities, on the present and the future of our species. It deserves some further considerations.
L’umanità controversa. Riflessioni tra speranza e futuro a partire da Greta Thunberg
[ITA] Si è detto e scritto molto sul conto di Greta Thunberg, quello che ha fatto è stato esaltato, analizzato, criticato, fino a diventare oggetto di insulti e minacce. La sua parabola costituisce un oggetto di studio interessante dal punto di vista della comunicazione e dei media, ma fornisce anche l’occasione per soffermarsi sulle responsabilità umane, sul presente e sul futuro della nostra specie. [ENG] It has been said and written a lot about Greta Thunberg, what she did was exalted, analyz...
Sopravvivere all’Antropocene: dialoghi sull’estinzione e l’emergenza
Chi di noi frequenta i social media è ormai abituato ad assistere a una continua litania di notizie, video, immagini (più o meno fake, più o meno sensazionali) che ci avvertono di trovarci in un periodo di forte trasformazione. Il cambiamento climatico, l’imminente estinzione di animali e insetti, la scomparsa del paesaggio naturale a causa della speculazione umana, sono tutti fenomeni sintomatici di una nuova era che ormai è entrata a far parte del gergo popolare: l’Antropocene.
The sixth extinction may well claim us; considering what our species has done to the rest of life, we may deserve to go extinct, sooner rather than later. But I hope that we survive. [...] Much of our habitat seems likely to be lost. However, if we survive there will be song and dance, stories and drawings. These are what human beings have always done best. One way or another we will have a new culture, genuinely new. Many new cultures may arise, some, perhaps most, beyond imagining today.
FOR – The Festival for the Earth. Sustainable Visions in Art and Science
We aim to contribute to shaping a new, more sustainable future, with positive and constructive messages on how human-kind can co-exist with nature in a changed environment and how we can transform climate change in a new wave of opportunity for all. We shape our messages with the contribution of economists, managers, environmental activists, corporate entities at the forefront of environmental innovation, but also artists, whose special sensibility and absence of boundaries can help breaking ba...
Cambiamenti climatici e paure collettive
La comunicazione assume toni allarmistici, eppure... nella nostra “economia dell’attenzione”, risorsa scarsa nel moltiplicarsi di appelli drammatici, la ripetizione e la pluralità dei messaggi di fonti diverse ha spesso effetti controproducenti. La paura, più che spingere all’azione o a cambiamenti di comportamento (di cui vorremmo vedere subito gli effetti) alimenta un immaginario catastrofico.
One Community / More Responsibility
[ITA] Conferenza e workshop a cura di Marcello Signorile e Pier Luigi Capucci Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino, 7-10 Maggio 2019 Guarda Lontano + art*science - Art & Climate Change [ENG] Conference and workshops curated by Marcello Signorile and Pier Luigi Capucci Fine Arts Academy of Urbino, 7-10 May 2019 Guarda Lontano + art*science - Art & Climate Change
Design Knowledge in the Era of the Environmental Collapse
[Call for Submissions]Themed Issue of She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and InnovationGuest editors: Stanislav Roudavski and Paul WalkerAcute environmental crisis is the primary problem of the future. The pervasive exploitation of the environment leads to severe degradation of habitats unprecedented levels of animal suffering, mass species extinction, and the collapse of multiple ecosystems. Human activities expand beyond the safe operating space for planetary systems. Disregard for the...
Climate Leviathan is an essential book. I recommend it to anyone concerned about the future. However, it would have been an even better book if it were less nostalgic for lost certainties of the left. That would have made its panorama of the future even darker, but simultaneously may have revealed more than four political possibilities.
Festival per la Terra – Festival for the Earth
[ITA] Il Festival per la Terra è un incontro internazionale di due giorni volto a proporre a un pubblico più vasto possibilità di trasformazioni, riflessioni e modalità alternative per riformulare le questioni ambientali. [ENG] Festival for the Earth is a 2-day international gathering aiming to propose to broader audiences possibilities of transformations, reflections and alternative modalities to reframe environmental issues.
The Balance-Unbalance conference brings together artists, designers, scientists, economists, philosophers, politicians, policymakers, sociologists, entrepreneurs and technologists from the world, based on the conviction that greater ecological awareness can be created through joint efforts.
Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change
This call for proposals seeks to support initiatives from Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe that enable local communities as well as global institutions to engage with cultural changes caused by anticipated as well as present changes of nature and our environment through contemporary artistic and cultural interventions.
Dal Mediterraneo al Pacifico. Dialoghi attraverso i mari / From the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Dialogues across the seas
[ITA] art*science inizia un programma triennale (2018-2020) sul cambiamento climatico e sul ruolo dell’arte nell’interpretare e rendere consapevoli delle grandi trasformazioni del Pianeta. E per riflettere su argomenti come il “verde”, la “sostenibilità”, il riutilizzo, le energie alternative, l’ambiente, la “Natura”. [ENG] art*science starts a three-years project (2018-2020) on climate change and the role of art in interpreting and making aware of the great transformations that our Planet is u...
Vital Transformations Mauri Ora
Vital Transformations Mauri Ora consists of three exhibitions, a series of music performances and a hui-symposium. Part of the project involves visually changing the inner city landscape of Nga Motu New Plymouth, which features artist designed vinyl graphics in shop windows and colourful banners hanging from lamposts. The exhibition Unrealism will take place in a currently unused shop on the corner of Devon and Liardet streets, downtown Nga Motu New Plymouth. It features work by seven Taranak...
Balance Unbalance 2018
Balance-Unbalance (BunB) is an annual International Conference designed around art and design as catalysts to explore intersections between nature, science, technology and society. Every year, the focus is on one or more major current challenges surrounding the ecological crisis and discipline-transcending cooperation. BunB 2018 New Value Systems will be hosted September 20th and 21st 2018 by The Patching Zone, the City of Schiedam and partners in Schiedam, The Netherlands. The Balance-Unbala...