Juhi Shareef's Blog – December 2009 Archive (12)

C|F comes of age - our first spammer!

Hi All - Season's Greetings!

Apologies if you received a message from "Rose" that offered you eternal love / riches beyond your wildest dreams. Sadly, rose was all thorns so we had to let him / her go. Banned. Please do let me know if you spot any other bad behaviour.

Thanks, and hear's to a wonderful 2010!

- Juhi

Added by Juhi Shareef on December 28, 2009 at 22:35 — No Comments

Hear what BSkyB CEO Jeremy Darroch has to say about sustainability

This 5 minute podcast from Ethical Corporation shows how major media company BSkyB is embedding sustainability into its practices and how it is using its brand to help young people with learning difficulties. CEO Jeremy Darroch doesn't even mention BSkyB's new studios, Harlequin 1, designed by my friends… Continue

Added by Juhi Shareef on December 23, 2009 at 10:30 — No Comments

Inhabitat interview: A COP15 Arts Wrap-up with Patricia Watts

See this inhabitat ("green design will save the world") interview with ecoartspace founder Patricia Watts

Click here for interview.

Added by Juhi Shareef on December 21, 2009 at 9:41 — No Comments

China conference on sustainable urban development

See the China Europa Forum for info.

Programme here

...It's a shame it's not a virtual conference - I can't see any mention of it being run sustainably!

Added by Juhi Shareef on December 16, 2009 at 10:00 — No Comments

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art with BMW Group: COP 15 public symposium "Where do we go from here?"

Extract from: Where do we go from here? Networked_Performance Blog

On the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15), the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with BMW Group, invites the public to an open symposium comprising international names in the fields of architecture, design, contemporary art and technology. The… Continue

Added by Juhi Shareef on December 13, 2009 at 14:02 — No Comments

Highlights of first day at culture|futures 09 - "Not [just] works of art, but art that works"

Here are some highlights from a fantastic and positive first day, venue: the stunning Danish National Gallery. (Note: photos, videos and audio podcasts to follow in the next few days)

All speakers said that the cultural sector was fundemental to a global response to climate change.

Finn Andersen (President, European National Institutes of Culture &… Continue

Added by Juhi Shareef on December 8, 2009 at 0:00 — 4 Comments

British Council Climate Champions - cartoons / comics

The BC Climate Champions are a lovely bunch of young people - some are doing incredibly inspiring projects (see: Goris of Indonesian microgeneration project Asgar Muda) and, some are involved on a cultural note, such as the young Indians who perform a dance / theatre show to communicate about climage change.

We're delighted some of the Champions (e.g. the charming… Continue

Added by Juhi Shareef on December 6, 2009 at 22:30 — No Comments

Tivoli Gardens: the world's first amusement park powered by wind?

Warning: this post contains Christmas sentimentality

On arriving in Copenhagen this afternoon, I supported the local economy and had my Christmas fix at the same time, by going to the beautiful Tivoli Gardens. What a win-win! Think: hot, traditional gluwein and apple dumplings dipped in jam and icing sugar, traditional Christmas cottages selling pricey Danish designer stuff, ridiculous rollercoasters and serious crowds… Continue

Added by Juhi Shareef on December 5, 2009 at 23:30 — 1 Comment

A New Word Order - how language impacts culture

Yesterday I was delighted to connect with culture|futures member Mik.

Mik's Background is in journalism, music and culture and he worked at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation for several years... He then set up a production company, and armed with a video camera, set about making documentaries. He worked with… Continue

Added by Juhi Shareef on December 4, 2009 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Papers on culture + policy + climate change

An interesting paper on the role of culture in climate change policy making:

"The role of culture in climate change policy making: Appealing to universal motivators to address a universal crisis" by Judy M. Ford - download the PDF here.

A University College London report for the UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS):

"Full… Continue

Added by Juhi Shareef on December 2, 2009 at 23:30 — No Comments

Some links for information about COP 15

These links came via Jessica from Carbon Rationing, so thank you!

- The official Danish COP15 site, in English

- SourceWatch is a free encyclopedia of people, issues, and groups shaping the public agenda

- the… Continue

Added by Juhi Shareef on December 2, 2009 at 23:30 — No Comments

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