Sustainable Thinking: An Evening of Talks

How do we deal with the unsustainable ecosystem of art and culture?

10 Sep 2019
6:00pm - 8:45pm
ME London
The Strand
London, WC2R 1HA
United Kingdom

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With the current ecosystem of art, culture and wider society unsustainable, how do we deal with this across the Arts? How can we increase our understanding of -and impact on -the natural world, and start to operate differently? How can we embed an ecological world view into our work, institution or organisation, and integrate approaches to circularity, climate change and beyond into our DNA? How do we take steps to weave a narrative that becomes an integral part of our approach and what we stand for?

Join an inspiring evening of learning around integratingsustainability and an ecological approach into our way of thinking. No matter what level you exist at, you can start the process from there.

Speakers

Hosted by Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator of Live Programmes and General Ecology, Serpentine Galleries
Nancy Diniz, Architect + Course Leader, MA Biodesign, Central Saint Martins
Daniel Fernandez Pascual, Spatial Practitioner, Cooking Sections
Katharine Hamnett, Designer
Alon Schwabe, Spatial Practitioner, Cooking Sections
Alison Tickell, CEO, Julie’s Bicycle

Schedule:

6:00pm: Doors open  

6:15pm: Introduction 
Host: Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator of Live Programmes and General Ecology Project, Serpentine Galleries   

6:30pm: If We Don’t Change Our Behaviour, We Can’t Survive 
Join us to help map out the steps to achieving a literal, physical, material reduction of our carbon footprint within the arts.

Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator of Live Programmes and General Ecology, Serpentine Galleries 
In conversation with 
Alison Tickell, CEO, Julie’s Bicycle

7:00pm: Circular Design: Creatively Conscious 
Delving into an approach to design that places sustainability at its core;  shaping your work around - and helping to inspire change; leading and shaping inspirational new ways of thinking and creating.

Nancy Diniz, Architect + Course Leader, MA Biodesign, Central Saint Martins  
In conversation with... 
Katharine Hamnett, Designer

7:45pm: Can Art Turn Thinking into Doing? 
How can art make a political statement, to inform and expand our knowledge of environments and our relationships with the world around us; to help attract people to a cause and make a change?

Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator of Live Programmes and General Ecology, Serpentine Galleries
In conversation with
Daniel Fernandez Pascual, Spatial Practitioner, Cooking Sections
Alon Schwabe, Spatial Practitioner, Cooking Sections

8:30pm: Close    

 

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Image: Sun & Sea (Marina), opera-performance by Rugile Barzdziukaite, Vaiva Grainyte, Lina Lapelyte at Biennale Arte 2019, Venice © Andrej Vasilenko

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