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SUSTAINABILITY, DEMOCRACY AND THE ARTS Part III

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SUSTAINABILITY, DEMOCRACY AND THE ARTS – CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE III

As the impact of climate change becomes increasingly alarming, the Goethe-Institut and the Prince Claus Fund have joined forces to support initiatives from Africa, Latin and South America, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe that enable cultural practitioners to respond to the threatening changes to nature and our environment through contemporary artistic interventions. In this workshop, four of these artistic projects will be presented as a starting point for a discussion about borders defined as what separates, distances and detaches: Only when we no longer feel connected to the environment, do we allow ourselves to exploit it. How can the arts inspire and motivate us to meet the challenges of climate change? Can artists help modify our present perceptions? Can their radical, trans-disciplinary perspectives on climate justice inspire us to change our habits?
With Maya El Khalil (curator), Virginie Dupray (Studio Kabako), Adrián Hartill Montalvo (Minkaprod), Mehran Davari (Tehran Platform), Augusto Aneas and Bertan Selim (Prince Claus Fund)




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