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Stories of the Great Turning - new book of projects, essays, art by ordinary people on creativity and sustainability,

The book launch of essays, art and projects inspired by ecosopher Joanna Macy, that are all about creativity and sustainability, was in Bristol on 17 April, 2013.

Alastair McIntosh has written in his review 'these essays show how people are digging where they stand, deepening inwardly where there might be little latitude…


Added by Cathy Fitzgerald on April 21, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

In collaboration with the Danish Cultural Institute and partners around the world CO2 Green Drive is being prepared for Earth Day 20-22 April 2013. CO2 Green Drive is an Art, Climate & Technology Pro…

In collaboration with the Danish Cultural Institute and partners around the world CO2 Green Drive is being prepared for Earth Day 20-22 April 2013.

CO2 Green Drive is an Art, Climate & Technology Project designed to promote climate awareness using art and culture as universal vehicles. Since the inauguration of the project in…


Added by Sofie Henningsen on January 16, 2013 at 10:08 — No Comments

Deadline for Indian-Danish Student Competition 15 December

Indian and Danish students of business, technology, design/urban development, and arts/culture are invited to generate and present innovative ideas which foster Indian–Danish co-creation in their respective fields.

The submitted ideas must contribute to sustainable and inclusive development in India and Denmark. Awards for students: a trip to India/Denmark with a brief internships at Indian/ Danish companies and institutions.

Innovative ideas for green and inclusive…


Added by Sofie Henningsen on November 22, 2012 at 10:19 — No Comments

Culture|Futures Club, Copenhagen: Vertical Cities

Film & Debate Organised in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Culture|Futures Clubs and CPH:DOX  at the Cinematheque – the Danish Film Institute, Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen K.

CPH:DOX shows the Indian documentary film ‘Vertical Cities’ by Avjit Mukul Kishore – a film about a huge slum settlement outside Mumbai. Read more about the film at

After the screening Culture|Futures Clubs invites you to a debate with film…


Added by Sofie Henningsen on October 23, 2012 at 11:50 — No Comments

Culture|Futures Clubs at Roskilde Festival 2012

Culture|Futures has initiated a new project for young people, students and creative professionals in Greater Copenhagen, called Culture|Futures Clubs. Culture|Futures Clubs was launched with Miljøpunkt Nørrebro (Environmental Point Nørrebro) in April 2012, and we are now proud to invite you to Culture|Futures Clubs at Roskilde Festival 2012.

Culture|Futures Clubs will host a three-day competition on July 2nd- 4th 2012 at Roskilde…


Added by Lene Håhr Jensen on June 26, 2012 at 9:24 — No Comments

Backstage Sustainability

Roskilde Festival and Backstage invites you to Backstage Sustainability Workshop on July 3rd 2012 from 10:00-14:00. Get a guided tour of the festival ground and experience quirky experiments, green installations and sustainable solutions.


For registration, see:



Added by Lene Håhr Jensen on June 12, 2012 at 14:36 — No Comments

Upcoming Culture|Futures event to coincide with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 17) Durban, South Africa

Culture|Futures Eco-Leadership through Culture Conference

Dec 5th, City Council Chambers, Durban


Key note speakers will be 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…


Added by Cathy Fitzgerald on November 23, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

CultureIFutures Milan - Update


Design, Fashion, Food and Innovation in the newly born Ecological Age

Sala Alessi - Palazzo Marino, Milan

October 19th 2011


Culture|Futures & Ragnarock

Ragnarock is a non-profit Association created with the intention of improving our society through intercultural exchange between different countries. Every year Ragnarock…


Added by Juhi Shareef on October 28, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

Recent Culture|Futures event in Sao Paulo, South America with Key Cultural Institutions, 30-31 May 2011


Over 180 participants attended the very successful and widely received 2011 Sao Paulo Culture|Futures conference, assisted by many partner organisations.

Master of Ceremonies Wellington Nogueira and Olaf Gerlach-Hansen, Director of Culture|Futures, opened the conference. See some of the conference photos below. Further information from the conference will be available shortly.


This event was organized…


Added by Cathy Fitzgerald on June 4, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Something for Biodiversity Day - Performance artist creates movement portraits of 10,000 plants and animals

I just did this post on Karl Cronin's work, thought you might enjoy

Added by Cathy Fitzgerald on May 22, 2010 at 17:55 — No Comments

2020 Network of 6 European organisations: "Thin Ice - Art & Climate Change"

From the solar-powered 2020 website:

"For six European arts…

Added by Juhi Shareef on February 25, 2010 at 22:29 — No Comments

Spotlight on C|F member Cathy Fitzgerald and musings on Action vs Inaction

It was heartening to re-read Cathy Fitzgerald's Art and Ecology notebook blog post on Culture|Futures. Cathy is clearly an advocate for the culture sector to fully take on the role of catalyst towards a Ecological Age. Cathy's article is also a call to action to friends in Ireland: "… Continue

Added by Juhi Shareef on February 25, 2010 at 19:40 — No Comments

Launch of Long Horizons: An Exploration of Art + Climate Change

On Monday 15th Feb I attended the launch of Long Horizons:

"A collection of personal reflections about art, artists and climate change" commissioned by the British Council and curated by Julies Bicycle.

The book of essays contains contributions…

Added by Juhi Shareef on February 17, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments

An article on the Culture|Futures conference

Hi all
I finally wrote an article on the Culture|Futures Culture and Climate Change.

As I was one of the few there from Ireland I have written it for the Irish perspective and will distribute it in Ireland- it gives an overview of the main points
see article here

Cathy Fitzgerald

Added by Cathy Fitzgerald on February 15, 2010 at 12:00 — No Comments

New sustainability game show in India! "Green Kerala Express"

New Delhi, India (CNN) -- A new game show in India will award… Continue

Added by Juhi Shareef on February 12, 2010 at 17:51 — No Comments

Designer Vivienne Westwood says "There is a real connection between culture and climate change"

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is behind a new web campaign to attract ideas and suggestions from Londoners on how to deal with climate change. This is a clever approach of introducing Londoners to the concept of climate change…

Added by Juhi Shareef on February 11, 2010 at 9:00 — No Comments

New Britcom film about climate change: "Beyond The Pole"

"Perhaps inevitably, climate change has been slow to creep into the creative arts, despite its 30 years at the heart of the environmental debate. One or two…


Added by Juhi Shareef on February 7, 2010 at 17:00 — No Comments

Summer '09: Nairobi festivals go green for UN climate campaign

This is a press release I found when surfing - I have doctored it by adding links and comments; see original version here:

Nairobi, 31 July 2009 - On 31 July the Storymoja Hay Festival made history by bringing the global event to Africa. The three-day festival brought… Continue

Added by Juhi Shareef on February 3, 2010 at 18:46 — No Comments

Sony Pictures Entertainment discusses latest eco-packaging developments (DVDs) & greener CD packaging in the UK

Read interview with Sony’s Executive Director of Production Services, Thom Dohner, on Eco Packaging Performance and Future Developments here and watch the video on our video page.

This is an interesting development, given Julies Bicycle's work in… Continue

Added by Juhi Shareef on January 25, 2010 at 9:00 — No Comments

Hilarious climate change radio play: "Carbon Cleansing"

I just listened to a very amusing BBC Radio 4 afternoon play, Carbon Cleansing: "When ex-banker Tabitha knocks green activist Will off his bicycle with her 'Chelsea Tractor' (SUV), two worlds literally collide."

I disturbingly identified with elements of not only activist Will, but also the awful Tabby. Sigh.

Favourite quote: "Making fashionable tokenistic gestures just doesn't cut it"

Added by Juhi Shareef on January 22, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

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