RE-DO. Conference on Sustainability and Culture’s role in Sustainable Futures
October 28-31, 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark.
At MOMU (Moesgaard Museum http://www.moesgaardmuseum.dk/english/– a splendid new museum in the middle of the woods around Aarhus).
Conference website: http://conferences.au.dk/re-do/
Presenters are invited to address questions related to cultural sustainability and
the role of culture in sustainable futures, including, but not limited to the
- What role does culture play in the three-legged eco-centric model – with environmental, economic and politico-social dimensions – of sustainability? What understandings of “culture” are relevant or perhaps even necessary for us to work towards cultural sustainability?
- Is it preferable to challenge the three-legged consensual model of sustainability, disputed by critics to be post-political, by a four-legged (environment, economy, social and cultural sustainability) differential model? What would such a widening of categories translate to on the practical (i.e. “doing”) level?
- How could culture – worldviews, every-day practices and living togetherness, pasts, costumes, food, identity-constructions and understandings, aesthetic and ethical values, artistic representations and performances – become an important and measurable part of a sustainability agenda of its own? Is that desirable?
- In what ways does a focus on cultural sustainability change well-known agenda-setting power geometries between North and South, East and West for example due to climate change adaption and mitigation necessities?
- How to conceptualize culture in the new forms of connectivity between humans and non-humans that we see in post-human-oriented theories and what new connections are to be made between deep ecology and ecological indigenous livelihoods and post-human paradigms?
- What do the temporal and spatial expansions implied in the concept of sustainability mean for culture? What role do future generations and non-human actors play in forging materiality?
Proposals due by June 1.
Call for papers: CFP_RE-DO
Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
– Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)
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