Events

Urban Climate Camp, Singapore

Event provoking new thinking on environmental sustainability and at innovative approaches to grass roots and creative intervention on the environment

The Urban Climate Camp was an invited forum by ImaginationLancaster and FutureEverything at ISEA2008, the International Symposium of Electronic Arts, Singapore, on 30th July 2008. It consisted in a series of presentations by artists, scientists, activists and commentators, and was followed by open discussion, as well as a Luminous Green seminar organised by FoAM featuring moderated discussion on the same theme, plus a workshop the following day. It asked what changes in social and material practice are required in order to enhance environmental sustainability, how they can be realised, and what are the local, national and global impacts.

View ISEA2008 webpage.

Featuring
Drew Hemment
Achmad Krisgatha
Andrea Polli
Bello Benischauer
Shiho Fukuhara
Isrizal & Seelan
Jaromil (Denis Roio)
Marko Peljhan
Nigel Helyer
Prayas Abhinav
Sabine Himmelsbach
Sapto
Stephanie Rothenberg
Tristan Thielmmann
Vladimir Todorovic
Bahtiar Dwi Susanto
Rustam Vania

The focus is on the interface between our digital footprint and our environmental footprint, non-Western perspectives, and on creative intervention to enable social change. The vision is to seed creative interventions that intervene in the way cultural or technological processes shape society, and that aim to be transformational. They might be artworks, social entrepreneurship, scientific intervention, or innovations which harness everyday creativity. And they might enable individuals and communities to live in a more sustainable way, or suggest alternative possibilities for or critical perspectives on sustainability.

A new relationship to the environment is emerging as the world becomes digitally navigable, computable and therefore knowable and manipulable in new ways. What changes in social and material practice are required in order to enhance environmental sustainability, how they can be realised, and what are the local, national and global impacts?

Credits

Presented by FutureEverything and ImaginationLancaster. Supported by The British Council and Arts Council England.

Links

www.isea2008singapore.org
www.futureeverything.org
imagination.lancaster.ac.uk
www.luminousgreen.org

Drew Hemment, Achmad Krisgatha, Andrea Polli, Bello Benischauer, Shiho Fukuhara, Isrizal & Seelan, Jaromil (Denis Roio), Marko Peljhan, Nigel Helyer, Prayas Abhinav, Sabine Himmelsbach, Sapto, Stephanie Rothenberg, Tristan Thielmmann, Vladimir Todorovic, Bahtiar Dwi Susanto, Rustam Vania