meanwhile: See on Scoop.itchrysalides Atmospheres of Protest Symposium on Sustainability and Contemporary Art at Central European University on 11 May 2012 looks set to be a fantastic event with brilliant speakers. There are also plans for a live video stream if you’re not able to be there in person. The upsurge of new popular movements from Egypt to Greece and Bucharest to New York has engendered an atmosphere of defiance and social creativity that has captured the global imagination. Beyond the ebb and flow of individual protest movements, this symposium asks whether global solidarity has really taken hold this time and considers the variety of ways in which contemporary art is embroiled through practices of dialogue and collaboration in the emergence of a common horizon and the imagining of a sustainable future. Providing a trans-disciplinary forum for discussion of the vital issues bridging the fields of art and environmental thought, the symposium sheds light on our understanding of the multifarious notion of sustainability, which appears by turns as a radical concept in global ecological thinking, can be recruited as a corporate strategy for green capitalism, and may act as a spur to new forms of social activism. See on artandsustainability.wordpress.com

Atmosphere of Protest @ Symposium on Sustainability and Contemporary Art

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