Culture|Futures Eco-Leadership through Culture Conference, Durban, South Africa

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Culture|Futures Eco-Leadership through Culture Conference, Durban, South Africa

Time: December 5, 2011 from 9:30am to 7pm
Location: City Hally, Council Chambers, Durban, South Africa
Street: The City Hall, 263 Dr Pixley KaSeme Str (West Str), 1st Floor Council Chambers, Durban
City/Town: Durban
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Event Type: culture|futures
Organized By: Culture|Futures, partners and associated organisations
Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2011

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Eco-Leadership through Culture

Dec 5th, City Council Chambers, Durban

To be held during 17th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Cop 17)  Durban, South Africa

Culture|Futures is organising the conference “Eco-Leadership through Culture” on December 5th from 9.30 to 19.00 during the UN Climate Summit COP17 in South Africa. The conference is co-organized with the Municipality of Ethekwini (Durban), the Ecological Sequestration Trust and the Danish Cultural Institute in co-operation with many other partners in Durban and worldwide.


Key notes include Peter Head, one of the world leaders in integrated urban sustainable development and chair of the new Ecological Sequestration Trust, and Prof. Edgar Pieterse, director of the Africa Centre for Cities. They will present global and African perspectives to address major global and African challenges for urban/regional development and discuss the significant role of culture.


The purpose of the conference is to:

  •  clarify the vision of an Ecological Age by 2050, how to deliver it and the significant role of culture
  • inspire cultural institutions and cities in Durban/Africa/World to undertake eco-social leadership.
  • build Culture|Futures as a new international network for cultural institutions/actors, cities/regions and other stakeholders on eco-leadership.


Full details of the Culture|Futures 2011 Durban conference, keynote speakers and presentations, can be downloaded here  Culture|Future Eco-Leadership through Culture Programme (pdf)


We highly appreciate your registration at your earliest convenience, since there will be limited places. 

Registrations can be made by adding your RSVP (ATTENDANCE)  ON THIS PAGE , or alternatively sending an e-mail to

Registration is not mandatory, but will be required to be sure to be able to enter in case of  large interest. 

Attendance to the conference is free of change, but any travel and accommodation costs must be organized and covered by attendees.

On behalf of all partners, co-organizers and supporting organizations, we would like to welcome you to Durban.


Yours Sincerely,

Olaf Gerlach-Hansen

Director Culture|Futures


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Comment by Suzy Bell on November 30, 2011 at 14:05

Sincere appologies I did rsvp for this and was so looking forward to it but I have just been invited to Kenya for the Africa's first creative conference and am launching the African Arts Journalists Network in Nairobi so am so sorry to now have to miss the Culture Futures event on 5 Dec. All the best. Look forward to reading about it.


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