10 events over 2 weeks bringing together 27 contributors from all over the world to explore hope through alternatives.
Alternatives to Crisis – Campus for Climate Action at Bath Spa University will explore art to transform ecologies, and the role of creativity in performing other possible worlds. With an exciting, varied program we will consider how aesthetic, creative and cultural approaches can fulfil common but differentiated responsibilities with view to connecting alternative communities and galvanising symbiotic global alliances. With view to activating hope we will consider alternative ways of seeing, doing and imagining – challenging canonised western concepts in favour of recognising alternatives already forging post-capitalist futures around the world.
Embracing a range of creative practices and ways of working this event brings together a dynamic mix of artists, curators, policy advisors, activists and scientists to discuss and unpick authentic alternative practices. Collaborative working, feminist leadership, sufficiency over efficiency, assigning rights to nature, celebrating indigeneity, Global South-led development and the role of activism are just some examples of the compelling issues that will be addressed. Looking beyond art as communicator of climate knowledge we ask; can creative citizens, as agents of transformative action, usher in a realisation of environmental and ecological justice?
Global Tapestry of Alternatives, T.J. Demos, Leandro Pisano
Vincent, Lucia Pietrouisti, Dr Youba Sokona, Oliver Ressler, Ana Dinerstein, Ashish Kothari, Vasna Ramasar, Alejandra Jimenes, Shristee Bajpai, Candice Hopkins, Raven Chacon, Laura Ortman, Marshall Trammell, John Jordan and Isa Frémeaux, Dr Rosalyn Bold, Hicham Khalidi, Shaunak Mahbubani, Zasha Colah, Sharmila Samant, Ben Parry, Rachel Jones, Marianna Tsionki, Ursula Biemann
The online conference is FREE and open to all.
More information: https://partspermillion.xyz/online-program