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Sustainability: a new frontier for the arts and cultures

Sacha Kagan / Volker Kirchberg (eds.),Sustainability: a new frontier for the arts and cultures

ISBN 978-3-88864-440-5 · 2008 · 570 Seiten

"Arts has the potential to create new cultures - and thus a new cultural basis for sustainability. Interaction and interdisciplinarity broaden horizons. This is why I welcome this contribution for a dialogue on higher education for sustainability. I wish its readers plenty of inspirations!"
Angelika Zahrnt, Chairperson of Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) and member of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)


The Authors and their articles
Günther Bachmann,Gatekeeper: a foreword; Sacha Kagan,Sustainability as a New Frontier for the Arts and Cultures; Davide Brocchi, The Cultural Dimension of Sustainability; Oleg Koefoed, Zones of Sustension: an exploration of eventality, culturality, and collective intuition in life and work; Volker Kirchberg, Angst and Unsustainability in Postmodern Times; Hans Dieleman, Sustainability, Art and Reflexivity: why artists and designers may become key change agents in sustainability; Sacha Kagan, Art Effectuating Social Change: double entrepreneurship in conventions; David Haley, The Limits of Sustainability: the art of ecology; Felicia Herrschaft, Reflections on Vulnerability: aspects of sustainability of art in post-war and conflict societies; the examples of Kosovo and Afghanistan; Julien Knebusch, Art and Climate (Change) Perception: outline of a phenomenology of climate; Aviva Rahmani, The Butterfly Effect of Hummingbirds: environmental triage:disturbance theory, triggerpoints, and virtual analogs for physical sites; Jan Jordaan, Art, Advocacy and Social Development: designing and implementing art-based human rights advocacy campaigns at the organisation Art for Humanity; Insa Winkler, Chances and Limits of Art and Sustainability; Caterina Pizanias, Manifesta 2006: when art met politics; Arild Bergh, Everlasting Love: the sustainability of top-down versus bottom-up approaches to music and conflict transformation; Kubilay Akman, Artist’s Ego-Trip: framing the self-destructive dimensions of contemporary arts through Alem Korkut’s work; Pier Luigi Sacco, Guido Ferilli and Sabrina Pedrini, System-Wide Cultural Districts: an introduction from the Italian viewpoint; Annie Tubadji, Sustainable Utilization of Cultural Heritage Resources for Socio-Economic Development Purposes: what has to be done by institutions and organizations?; Laura Verdi, From Art & Fashion to Homo Civicus; Emanuela Mora, The Symbolic and Material Space of Fair Fashion; Sacha Kagan and Hans Dieleman, Seven Points for an Agenda: research and action on cultures and arts for sustainability.


About the Book

The search for sustainable futures calls forward a cultural change process. The cultural dimension of (un)sustainability stands at the core of the global crisis, pointing at the roots of unsustainable development and exploring alternatives. While sustainability offers an inspiring research field for artists and other cultural actors, the arts and other cultural sectors constitute experimental, reflexive and transformative fields for the advancement of sustainability.

This book explores the manifold dimensions of that new mutual frontier: The twenty-one selected texts offer interdisciplinary insights from sociology, economics, phenomenology and philosophy, and from artists actively contributing to the search process of sustainability. The twenty-one authors share their experiences from Europe, Asia, North and Central America and Africa.

Cultural actors and artists around the world as well as civil society organizations and institutional actors will find significant insights for their work in this book. This book also sets a landmark for a new research approach that will interest students,researchers and educators in the fields of arts and culture (including fashion and creative industries), as well as in the fields of sustainability, peace studies, ecology, systems thinking, globalization and development.



About the Editors

Sacha Kagan is Research Associate at the department „Organization and Distribution of Arts and Culture“ at the Leuphana University Lüneburg, and Coordinator of the Cultura21 International Network for Cultures of Sustainability.

Volker Kirchberg is University Professor at the department „Organization and Distribution of Arts and Culture“, and Director of the Institute for Theory and Research on Culture and the Arts (IKKK) at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. He was Chairperson of the Research Network for the Sociology of the Arts at the European Sociological Association (ESA) from 2005 to 2007.

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