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    Co Evolution Global How can China proceed with its ambitious project to improve living conditions for its population without exhausting the very resources needed to sustain a better life This is the question that the Danish curator and architect Henrik Valeur asks with CO EVOLUTION The visionary exhibition shows how architects in cooperation with researchers and planners are helping to meet the global challenges following in the wake of China s massive economic growth and the intended welfare boost The exhibition is the result of a project involving some of the most talented young Danish architects and students and professors from four top universities in China Stijn 0 comments Architecture Exhibitions Organizations Urban City 12 Nov 2007 Project Compost U S Project Compost is a student run student funded unit of the Associated Students of the University of California Davis ASUCD Four student staff members many interns and even more wonderful volunteers cooperatively manage Project Compost There are 2 parts to Project Compost Education and Action The Education portion means we offer free composting workshops through the Experimental College make presentations to clubs and classrooms as well as make home compost consulatations and construct compost bins to give away The Action portion of the program consists of compost pickups Each and everyday we collect over 1 000 pounds of food matter from the Dining Commons Tercero Segundo Oxford Circle and Castilian ASUCD Coffee House Coffee Kiosks on campus the Pomology Department the Greenhouse and several labs on campus This organic matter is composted by Project Compost on the Student Farm in windrows AmyF 0 comments Education Organizations Social Practice Sustainability 28 Oct 2007 Sustainable Everyday Project Anywhere he Sustainable Everyday Project SEP proposes an open web platform to stimulate social conversation on possible sustainable futures The SEP network is organized around 3 core activities The promotion of a Scenarios laboratory where new visions of sustainable everyday life are proposed and discussed The constitution of a Catalogue of cases showing examples of social innovation from all other the world developing original solutions promising in terms of sustainability The organization of a traveling exhibition to meet public events confront with close scientific communities and give visibility to new visions of sustainable daily living AmyF 0 comments Organizations Social Practice 23 Oct 2007 Copy South Research Group Anywhere The Copy South Research Group was established in December 2004 It is a loosley affiliated group of researchers based in a number of countries across the South and the North who seek to research the inner workings of the global copyright system and its largely negative effects on the global South The entire group first met together in August 2005 at the University of Kent in Canterbury United Kingdom for a by invitation only workshop Its first publication is the Copy South Dossier AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Free Organizations 20 Oct 2007 MediaShed England The MediaShed is the first free media space to open in the east of England It s a place where members can come hang out learn propose some training create and propose new projects using free media or show things they have made on one of our screening nights The MediaShed is designed to be as open and accessible as possible welcoming all Free media is best thought of as a means of doing art making things or just saying what you want for little or no financial cost by using the public domain free software and recycled equipment It is also about saying what you want freely using accessible media that can be taken apart and reused without unnecessary restrictions and controls free as in free speech AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Free Organizations 16 Oct 2007 Noordkaap The Netherlands Dordrecht Noordkaap Foundation is an artist collective network organization that aims to make a critical contribution to urban renewal projects by initiating multidiscipline art projects in public space and in empty buildings From their temporarily headquarter they aim to make the notion of city development and contemporary artistic strategies in public space accessible to a bigger public The project space is a platform for research intervention and exchange and Noordkaap organizes exhibitions as well as open brainstorm meetings lectures videoscreenings and communical activities to get the people actively involved in the restructuring of their own street Call for submissions Noordkaap is open to project proposals by guest curators artists designers and thinkers that test and question the urban landscape by the use of interview cover stories poster art swopactions performances research etc They kindly invite you to become part of our growing international network by using our projectspace as a platform to test and present your ideas Stijn 0 comments Artists Calls Organizations Urban City 15 Oct 2007 In Transition Russia 2008 Call for Submissions Russia NeMe is currently seeking submissions to be included in the project In Transition Russia 2008 which is an international interdisciplinary exhibition and conference dedicated to making visible and creating dialogue about displacement as a result of war globalization and socio economic religious race gender and class tensions The exhibition is a continuation of the project initiated by Helene Black and Sheila Pinkel In Transition Cyprus 2006 which took place in Limassol Cyprus in October 2006 It included the work of 87 artists from 31 countries and incorporated an opening series of lectures during the exhibition geared at creating consciousness and dialogue about global displacement In Transition Russia 2008 is a NeMe project presented by the Independent Museum of Contemporary Art IMCA and will take place at the National Centres of Contemporary Art Yekaterinburg and Moscow Russian Federation between 16th October and 22nd December 2008 Deadline for the call is December 20th 2007 Stijn 0 comments Artists Calls Exhibitions Organizations 01 Oct 2007 Gearbox The free media toolkit Anywhere Gearbox is the outcome of twelve months development work between the MediaShed and Eyebeam Art and Technology Centre in New York to create a resource for low budget filmmaking Comprised of how to step by step examples Gearbox shows people innovative ways of recording footage using unusual combinations of found resources such as CCTV Video Sniffin or Spy Kiting and low budget methods of reproducing professional film making techniques for example achieving a crane shot using a fishing pole The MediaShed is the first free media space to open in the East of England and is located at the mouth of the Thames It s a place for doing art making things or just saying what you want for little or no financial cost by using the public domain free and open source software recycled equipment and enthusiasm It s also a place to say what you want freely using accessible media systems that can be taken apart and reused without unnecessary restrictions and controls Stijn 0 comments DIY Homebrew Free Organizations 29 Sep 2007 Telekommunisten The revolution is calling Berlin Telekommunisten is a worker owned and operated telephone company Their Venture Communism is a project to research experiment with and initiate social enterprises particularly a rent sharing based proposed form called a Venture Commune The project also encourages dialogue and investigation of alternative economies and workers struggle against private property The goal is to promote understanding of the relationship between distribution of productive assets political power and global exploitation and poverty and to investigate how worker controlled enterprises can contribute to solving this problem as well as to put such ideas into practice Stijn 0 comments Organizations 11 Sep 2007 The Community Arts Network The Community Arts Network CAN supports the belief that the arts are an integral part of a healthy culture providing both intellectual nourishment and social benefit and that community based arts provide significant value both to communities and artists CAN is promoting information exchange research and critical dialogue within the field of community based art Nis 0 comments Organizations Public Projects Social Practice 29 Aug 2007 The Vegetable Orchestra Vienna Austria Founded in 1998 Vienna s Vegetable Orchestra performs on instruments made of fresh vegetables and at the end of the concert the audience is offered fresh vegetable soup The further exploration and refinement of performable vegetable music is a central part of the orchestra s aesthetic quest Every individual background that is brought into the project is of vital importance in sustaining the fundamental artistic objective of the Vegetable Orchestra The broad variety of creative approaches at the same time secures the artistic autonomy of this unique ensemble Watch their video Stijn 0 comments Organizations 29 Jul 2007 Call out for No Border Camp in Ukraine 2007 The camp is a continuation of the tradition of No Border camps on Eastern borders of the Fortress Europe which were organized between 1998 and 2005 This year the international movement makes a major step forward as the camp in Ukraine will be first ever organized on the territory of the former Soviet Union First of all it will be a camp for communication networking planning and popular education Some of its aims are 1 To create a ground for communication between activists from Eastern and Western Europe and from everywhere else 2 To attract attention to the racist policy on migration 3 To create contact with local people in the region of Transcarpathia The noborder network is sending out this call We already started to form a program of workshops discussions practical trainings etc But we prefer the program of the camp to be formed by the people who will come there So if you ve got something to share or contribute please let us know now It can be any topic you are interested in not only the main topic of the camp A related article by Stefan Dünnwald can be found here Stijn 0 comments Calls Organizations 25 Jul 2007 Sarai Delhi India Sarai is a programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies one of India s leading research institutes with a commitment to critical and dissenting thought and a focus on critically expanding the horizons of the discourse on development particularly with reference to South Asia They are a coalition of researchers and practitioners with a commitment towards developing a model of research practice that is public and creative in which multiple voices express and render themselves in a variety of forms AmyF 0 comments Education Organizations Urban City Virtual Soil 15 Jul 2007 Worldbike Bikes that haul for all US Berkeley Worldbike is an international network of bicycle designers and industry leaders and international development professionals working together to provide transportation solutions and create income generating opportunities for the world s poor All across the developing world people use bicycles the way we use pickup trucks and school busses However the bicycles sold in developing countries are those designed for recreation and are ill suited to carrying loads Worldbike designs higher strength longer wheelbase bicycles with integrated cargo capacity They conduct trial markets to determine the ideal price levels work with the bike industry to get the best quality parts and frames at the lowest cost and partner with international development organizations like Kickstart International to sell and distribute the bicycles Stijn 0 comments Organizations Sustainability 07 Jul 2007 Monte Vista Projects US Los Angeles Monte Vista is a new artist run space in Highland Park that will host art exhibitions conversations events and performances There is no manifesto as this space will be self determining but their general aims are to bring a platform for art and conversation to Los Angeles that sidesteps the influence of the commercial market We wish to facilitate the contribution of works of art that come from non traditional sources and support artworks that contribute to non traditional dialogues AmyF 0 comments Artists Organizations 04 Jul 2007 Kitchen Budapest Budapest Kitchen Budapest opening in June 2007 is a new media lab for young researchers who are interested in the convergence of mobile communication online communities and urban space and are passionate about creating experimental projects in cross disciplinary teams AmyF 0 comments Education Organizations Urban City Virtual Soil 29 May 2007 All Ages Movement Project U S This research project is working to uncover all of America s all ages music and art venues By noting the reasons behind such venues formation their similarities and important contributions to communities the project hopes that more support will follow Ultimately the researchers are interested in forming a national organization to support like minded organizations and share resources The site offers a database of spaces involved and links to more information Corinne 0 comments Organizations 25 May 2007 N6 The Stone Road When the countryside becomes urban Belgium Firefly was set up in 1999 with the aim of integrating art into every part of daily life Its base is in Brussels and it moves nomadically around the city and its outskirts Its main concern is an emphatically social rooting Firefly is intended in its creative work to enter into communication and dialogue with the street To achieve this they work on a series of Creative Platforms in combination with selected sites that they discover analyse and artistically assimilate These sites are in most cases non places places that belong to everyone and no one places with scars places where the collective subconscious is very much alive N6 The Stone Road is build up around the dream to make an inventory of all Belgian trunk roads to interpret Belgium through its trunk roads as a single huge city The study of the Chaussée de Mons is a first step towards realising this dream an almost random line running almost north south from the centre of the country Stijn 0 comments Art Activism Artists Organizations 23 May 2007 City Mine d Brussels Belgium City Mine d is a production house for urban intervention for and by the city The organisational structure is flexible network oriented rhizomatic and its activities are temporary See the many projects they have initiated and organized AmyF 0 comments Organizations Urban City 02 May 2007 Parking Public U S Parking Public is a research initiative documenting specific histories of parking lot development as it relates to the more general ideology of utopian capitalism The Temporary Travel Office just made their Video Tour Into the Storage of Utopia available for viewing on archive org Stijn 0 comments Artists Organizations 02 May 2007 Collective Grant US San Francisco The Collective Foundation is pleased to announce their second Collective Grant for 500 This YBCA Grant is open to anyone and will be juried by the security guards of the Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts in San Francisco Deadline is May 30th 2007 Stijn 0 comments Artists Calls Organizations 02 May 2007 Barefoot College India The Barefoot College is a place of learning and unlearning It s a place where the teacher is the learner and the learner is the teacher It s a place where NO degrees and certificates are given because in development there are no experts only resource persons It s a place where people are encouraged to make mistakes so that they can learn humility curiosity the courage to take risks to innovate to improvise and to constantly experiment It s a place where all are treated as equals and there is no hierarchy Stijn 0 comments Education Organizations 19 Apr 2007 Arcadia A Benefit for Friends of the Urban Forest US San Francisco More than 100 Bay area artists and Friends of the Urban Forest invite you to join us at Arcadia Artists Celebrate Trees an exhibition and auction to be held April 23 2007 at California Modern Gallery in San Francisco Arcadia is an invitational biennial event conceived by artists in 2002 as a way to make a significant contribution to San Francisco s urban ecosystem Artists have welcomed the opportunity to transform their art into trees and enhance our city one artwork and one tree at a time Stijn 0 comments Art Activism Artists Exhibitions Organizations 11 Apr 2007 Love Difference Artistic Movement for an InterMediterranean Politic Italy Love Difference is a network of institutions organisations and individual people who are committed to providing society with a new model of cultural integration through art and creativity It was established in Biella in Spring 2002 in the Politics Office of the Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto The aim is to bring together around the regions facing onto the Mediterranean Sea people and institutions interested in creating new prospects that reach beyond the tragic conflict between different cultures Stijn 0 comments Art Activism Artists Organizations Social Practice 04 Apr 2007 ACCESS LOCAL LOCAL ACCESS Paris An artistic organization aimed at developing practical collaborative art projects within non art contexts as learning research about collective innovation and creative processes AmyF 0 comments Organizations 30 Mar 2007 The Institute for Infinitely Small Things U S The Institute for Infinitely Small Things is a research organization whose mission is to invent and distribute new practices of political engagement in everyday life While the macropolitical realm of issues parties and policy is important it begins with asking social and political questions about tiny things such as What can you do for free in Harvard Square and What happens when you do what an advertisement tells you The Institute s methodology is to complexify small things rather than simplifying large ones Stijn 0 comments Art Activism Artists Events Organizations 29 Mar 2007 The Rising Tide US New York The Rising Tide facilitates a creative outlet to students artists and residents of the city to explore visually issues and concepts related to climate change Through this action perhaps a less abstract understanding of climate change will be achieved and provide a continued dialogue about complex issues of climate change in a relevant context Organizer Sea Of People is also looking for 5 000 participants and no less than 200 volunteers dressed in blue to redefine lower Manhattan under the ten foot sea level rise scenario The project is part of Step It Up 2007 a nationwide campaign that aims to deliver a clear and powerful message to the US congressional leadership Cut global warming pollution by 80 by 2050 Stijn 0 comments Art Activism Artists Calls Events Organizations Public Projects 26 Mar 2007 Materials Applications Architecture Landscape Research US Los Angeles M A is an outdoor exhibition space that is visible from the street 24 hours a day FREE ENTRY Donations are welcome M A is a research center dedicated to pushing new and underused ideas for art landscape and architecture into view AmyF 0 comments Architecture Organizations Urban City 21 Mar 2007 Games Monitor Debunking Olympics Myths UK Games Monitor wants to highlight the local London and international implications of the Olympic industry They seek to deconstruct the fantastic hype of Olympic boosterism and the eager complicity of the urban elites in politics business the media sport academia and local institutional community stakeholders Stijn 0 comments Blogs Organizations 20 Mar 2007 Hands Off Iraqi Oil London UK A campaign to stop the transfer of control over the majority of Iraq s oil over to multinational companies like BP and Shell It opposes any foreign exploitation of Iraq s oil reserves that rips off the Iraqi people Members include Corporate Watch Iraq Occupation Focus Jubilee Iraq Naftana PLATFORM Voices UK and War on Want Joni T 0 comments Education Organizations Social Practice 14 Mar 2007 BerkShares US Berkshire BerkShares are a local currency designed for use in the Southern Berkshire region of Massachusetts The purpose of a local currency is to function on a local scale the same way that national currencies have functioned on a national scale building the local economy by maximizing circulation of trade within a defined region Widely used in the early 1900s local currencies are again being recognized as a tool for sustainable economic development The currency distinguishes the local businesses that accept the currency from those that do not building stronger relationships and a greater affinity between the business community and the citizens of a particular place The people who choose to use the currency make a conscious commitment to buy local first They are taking personal responsibility for the health and well being of their community by laying the foundation of a truly vibrant thriving local economy Stijn 0 comments Organizations Public Projects 13 Mar 2007 Trans Artists Global Trans Artists is an independent foundation that informs artists of any discipline about international artist in residence programs and other opportunities for artists to stay and work elsewhere for art s sake The information of Trans Artists is also intended for organizations that are involved in offering international residency opportunities or are interested to become involved residential art centres providers of guest studios art initiatives cultural institutions and governmental organisations Stijn 0 comments Artists Calls Organizations 12 Mar 2007 Glean The Planet U S Wikipedia s description of Gleaning is the collection of leftover crops from farmers fields after they have been mechanically harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest Glean The Planet is a community resource to facilitate the sharing of food Gleaning is about sharing food resources that would otherwise go to waste Whether you are looking for free vegetables or have an apple tree you don t have time to pick from you can use GTP forums to spread the word Stijn 0 comments Free Organizations Public Projects 11 Mar 2007 Music for Peace Project Anywhere The Musicians Alliance for Peace MAP is dedicated to promoting and celebrating peace with music Since 2004 MAP has called on people around the world to join together to affect change and help those in need Anyone who loves music can participate in the Music for Peace Project between March 30 and April 1 Past performances have ranged from intimate gatherings of friends who perform for each other in their homes to symphony orchestra performances in major concert halls All you need is the desire to bring people together with music and you can make things happen Stijn 0 comments Artists Calls DIY Homebrew Events Organizations 05 Mar 2007 Reel Food Festival Mini Film Series dedicated to food and food security Canada Ottawa On March 1 sorry too late 8 and 15 USC Canada Just Food the Good Food Box and World inter action Mondiale WIAM are bringing Reel Food a program screening Media That Matters Good Food a collection of short films on food and sustainability Stijn 0 comments Artists Events Organizations Sustainability 02 Mar 2007 Virtual Learning 10 Open Education Resources Global The phrase open education resources encompasses several different types of resources including learning content tools and implementation resources and iCommons has developed a short list that contains the major Open Education Resources on the internet Incubated by Creative Commons iCommons is an organisation with a broad vision to develop a united global commons front by collaborating with open education access to knowledge free software open access publishing and free culture communities around the world Stijn 0 comments Education Free Organizations Virtual Soil 22 Feb 2007 New Audiences England My hero s Another amazing project research brought to us by the Arts Council England The New Audiences Website is one of the largest free resources on developing audiences in the world It offers a great opportunity to learn from our peers and we urge arts professionals to take advantage of its richness New Audiences was set up to encourage as many people as possible from all backgrounds and every walk of life to participate in and benefit from the arts AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Organizations Public Projects Social Practice 21 Feb 2007 Open Skies Call for proposals US San Francisco The Center for Outdoor Contemporary Art COCA in partnership with Neighborhood Parks Council is seeking ambitious proposals for temporary site specific projects of all media for their festival in October 2007 The Call is fee free and open to US based artists Open Skies is a Contemporary Arts Festival that celebrates the spirit of wonder renewal and creative social action through artist driven public projects that activate public space and community resources More details at parkopolis Stijn 0 comments Artists Calls Events Organizations Public Projects 20 Feb 2007 The backroom Mexico City the backroom is a research oriented project that provides access to source materials which inform and support artists practice Initiated in August 2005 in Los Angeles the temporary archive includes objects videos magazines photographs ephemera data and written anecdotes from an evolving line up of over forty artists filmmakers writers and architects from which a series of presentations and projects have developed AmyF 0 comments Exhibitions Organizations 18 Feb 2007 Green Gold A few banana links Global Glasgow based artist Jan Nimmo has been gathering images and testimonies to make a series of portraits of banana workers since 2000 She recently completed her second documentary film Pura Vida which exposes the devastating effects that agrochemicals used on Costa Rica s pineapple and banana plantations have on workers communities and the environment For her projects Nimmo has been collaborating with Banana Link a small and dynamic not for profit co operative founded in 1996 that campaigns for a fair and sustainable banana trade Their website is a great resource for the many social and environmental issues that affect the international banana trade A bit older but still ripe In 2005 the second International Banana Conference took place in Brussels One of the outcomes was the Organizer s Declaration calling for the establishment of a permanent multi stakeholder banana forum some form of regulation to limit the impacts of supermarket buyer power and for the enforcement in practice of labour legislation health safety and environment measures Stijn 0 comments Art Activism Artists Events Organizations 10 Feb 2007 Climate Change and Vulnerability Conference The Netherlands The Hague The Climate Change and Vulnerability Conference addresses the need to build capacities for proactive local leadership to address the risks of climate warming particularly in vulnerable island and coastal states The conference is organized by the University for Peace whose mission is to address the causes and consequences of conflict promote cooperation and lessen threats to world peace security and development Stijn 0 comments Events Organizations 07 Feb 2007 Electronic Frontier Foundation Defending freedom in the digital world Global Two days ago the Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF opened a new office in Brussels to work with various institutions of the European Union EU on innovation and digital rights acting as a watchdog for the public interest in intellectual property and civil liberties policy initiatives that impact the European digital environment From the Internet to the iPod technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers citizens creators and consumers When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack the EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on governments or large corporations Stijn 0 comments Organizations 05 Feb 2007 The Digger Archives San Francisco The Digger Archives is an ongoing Web project to preserve and present the history of the anarchist guerilla street theater group that challenged the emerging Counterculture of the Sixties and whose actions and ideals inspired and continue to inspire a generation of all ages to create models of Free Association The Diggers combined street theater anarcho direct action and art happenings in their social agenda of creating a Free City Their most famous activities revolved around distributing Free Food every day in the Park and distributing surplus energy at a series of Free Stores where everything was free for the taking Stijn 0 comments Art Activism Free Organizations Social Practice Urban City 03 Feb 2007 Translate The transnational multi year research project Translate aims at exploring the political articulation of the notion of cultural translation in artistic practices as well as in political social movements through a number of arts and exhibition projects discursive events and networking practices from 2005 to 2008 Nis 0 comments Articles Organizations 28 Jan 2007 Turn of your lights on February 1st Paris L Alliance pour la Planète a collective made up of NGO s and associations in France is calling out to Parisian and all European citizens to turn of their lights for five minutes on February 1st The date is choosen because a new report will be submitted in Paris the next day by GIEC an intergovernmental group of experts on climate change for the United Nations The 5 minutes of respite are meant to attract the eyes of the media and show the French presidental candidates that global climate change must be included in the political debate Stijn 0 comments Calls Events Free Organizations Sustainability 20 Jan 2007 The Children of Don Quixote s Tent City prompts a legal right to housing A grassroots protest gains attention and action Paris The Children of Don Quixote organized a tent city made up of 300 red tents to house Parisians in a demonstration demanding some attention from the government to deal with the homeless situation Within weeks Quixote cities appeared in Marseilles Lyon Strasbourg Bordeaux and Toulouse These demonstrations led to the French government increasing funds to 92 million from 11 million allowing shelters to stay open 24 hours and on Monday earmarked 46 million more to place 27 000 persons Next month lawmakers will debate a law that makes housing a legal right something President Jacques Chirac under pressure from the Quixote media coverage proposed in his New Year address News stories CS Monitor NPR openDemocracy Habitat International Coalition AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Organizations Public Projects Urban City 17 Jan 2007 Protect Our Food Take the Harm Out of Pharma and Industrial Crops U S The federal government s regulations of pharma crops do not address the possibility that pharma crops could contaminate seed production As a reaction The Union Of Concerned Scientists has launched a campaign to call on the U S Department of Agriculture USDA for immediate regulatory action under the Plant Protection Act to prohibit the outdoor cultivation of genetically engineered food crops for the purpose of producing pharmaceutical and industrial chemicals Stijn 0 comments Organizations Sustainability 15 Jan 2007 The Arts Civic Engagement National Endowment for the Arts Releases Study on The Arts and Civic Engagement U S A large population survey is first to find links between arts participation and community health People who participate in the arts are people who help make communities thrive according to a study released today by the National Endowment for the Arts The study The Arts and Civic Engagement Involved in Arts Involved in Life reveals that people who participate in the arts also engage in positive civic and individual activities such as volunteering going to sporting events and outdoor activities at significantly higher rates than non arts participants The report shatters the stereotype that art is an escapist or passive activity showing instead that it is associated with a range of positive behaviors The study also reveals that young adults 18 34 show a declining rate of arts participation and civic activities Download the full Report AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Organizations Social Practice 12 Jan 2007 Artist in Residence in American National Parks U S The National Park Services offers opportunities for visual artists photographers sculptors performers writers composers and craft artists to live and work in the parks There are currently 29 parks participating in the Artist In Residence program AmyF 0 comments Calls Organizations Public Projects 25 Dec 2006 slowLab US New York Inspired by Slow Food and the Slow Movement in general this non profit organization promotes slowness through public lectures discussions and exhibitions a dynamic online project observatory and communication portal academic programs and publishing projects Recently added to their set of tools is the slowBlog Stijn 0 comments Blogs Organizations 21 Dec 2006 Collected Call for Submissions US Champaign For Collected OPENSOURCE Art is soliciting projects performances films installations and documentation about collections as well as collections themselves Submissions could be but are not limited to collections of objects critically aware collections and commentaries on collections We encourage submissions to consider issues of display and presentation as well as the objects themselves Open to submissions from artists working in new or traditional practices as well as from collectors not working within the arts these could be scientists anthropologists antiquers anyone Stijn 0 comments Artists Calls Organizations 01 Dec 2006 Routes and Methods Bike Inside Wheeled motion in companionship with like minded souls US Los Angeles Routes and Method pays tribute to an age old tradition at the same time putting their amazing 40 000 square feet space to good use In the mid 1800s velocipede social clubs were formed to teach ladies gentlemen the mechanics and pleasures of bicycle riding in a safe smooth indoor setting Routes and Methods describes itself an open venue for the communication and exchange of ideas AmyF 0 comments Exhibitions Organizations Social Practice 20 Nov 2006 PVC The Poison Plastic Campaign for safe healthy consumer products US New York New car smell New shower curtain smell That s the smell of poisonous chemicals off gassing from the PVC The PVC Consumer campaign is focused on preventing harm by shifting decision makers from producing using and disposing of PVC consumer products and packaging and substituting it with safe materials Stijn 0 comments Education Organizations 16 Nov 2006 Civic Studio U S A plethora of amazing projects The Civic Studio is an experimental applied studio project The studio employs the methods of visual art as means to study form and present art in a specific public context AmyF 0 comments Artists Organizations Public Projects 13 Nov 2006 Underskog Oslo Norway Underskog Underwood is a blogging community about sub cultural events The idea is simple people post events the posts can be read on the front page sorted by the hour By combining events and place in this case mainly Oslo with social software community members can see which events others would attend In this way you find the experimental puppet theater or art show that you would otherwise not have found Underskog has several thousand participants you cannot join the community but you can harvest information Brilliant idea Nis 0 comments Blogs Organizations Virtual Soil 13 Nov 2006 MediaBurn Independent Video Archive US Chicago The name derived from the 1975 Ant Farm event this beta version of the archive already comprises an amazing collection of over 35 years and over 4 000 hours of independently produced non fiction documentary videotapes Media Burn is a project of the Fund for Innovative TV FITV and aims for a widespread distribution of independent media Stijn 0 comments Free Organizations 10 Nov 2006 Telestreet The Italian Media Jacking Movement Italy Telestreet is a network of pirate micro TV transmitters setup by media activists across Italy as reaction against Silvio Berlusconi s personal RAI network Stijn 0 comments Art Activism DIY Homebrew Organizations 08 Nov 2006 Earth Vision International Environmental Film and Video Festival US California EarthVision presents a series of films and videos in the city of Santa Cruz California focused on the environment The festival also brings together producers of environmental films and videos and both honors the environment and those that seek to protect it The festival seeks to raise consciousness about environmental issues educate people and mobilize support Stijn 0 comments Events Organizations 23 Oct 2006 The Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy Thy Denmark This is amazing stuff and I cant wait to visit The center has for two decades investigated developed and tested renewable energy sources like wind water sun bio diesel and more and tested various sorts of waste cleaning and recycling approaches On a piece of land in Northern Jutland DK they have built an experimental and functional example of a future ecological society They recently launched an updated website the virtual tour is very much recommended Nis 0 comments Organizations Sustainability 22 Oct 2006 Thomas Linzey Community Environmental

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    Oct 2008 Sørfinnset skole the nord land Norway Sørfinnset Check our new feature on Sørfinnset skole a self organized and very remarkable place and artproject in northern Norway Nis 0 comments Public Projects Social Practice Sustainability Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features 2 Warning Art Here are the ten art projects that deal with the subject of Climate Change including us Joni T 0 comments Projects nolvadex nowHere nowHere a space where a spot becomes a place 15 march 25 may 2008 nowHere is a cabinet which invokes a dialogue on re appropriation of the private and public domain Through personal tags and geographies books movies music websites drawings mappings photocopies art works it reads as a certain historical relation between human space and technology bolwerK considers the constructed in between space of architect C Kieckens within the art space Z33 not as a sub art space with a curatorial reading a cabinet as museum but as a space with a personal narrative and a social meaning embedded in a neighborhood The active use of the space for living eating working sleeping implies that the cabinet is more a room of collection in a live real time

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    nis rømer stijn schiffeleers joni taylor marthe van dessel http www ourdrops org www allcreams org 25 May 2008 Plant A Wish US Paia Hawaii Plant A Wish allows a person or a business to purchase native trees and donate them along with their personal wishes for the future to a native reforestation project on Maui or abroad Their wishes are written on small pieces of biodegradable paper and planted underneath their tree s Organized by the local permaculturegroup learn more on their blog Nis 0 comments Public Projects Sustainability Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features 2 Warning Art Here are the ten art projects that deal with the subject of Climate Change including us Joni T 0 comments Projects nolvadex Selective Memory For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea s responses The impact of Industrialisation population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea Nature retaliates by creating new

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    The collection includes weekly news poetry music programs broadcast on several educational radio stations in depth interviews and reports on social and cultural issues diverse activist voices original and recorded music poetry original sound collages and an extensive La Raza collection These materials constitute a compelling record of 30 years of recorded sound and cultural diversity The music poetry mixes production techniques and sound collages represent an innovative contribution to the art of radio and the cultural ambiance of the 60s and subsequent decades Stijn 0 comments Public Projects Quotes Virtual Soil Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Experimental station On a plot of land close to the University of Chicago you find an area with lush community gardens tended by Chicagoans that care for growing their own Nis 0 comments Projects nolvadex You have the Right to Know FRUIT takes up the challenge of elevating the ecological knowledge of consumers and encouraging a way of life that is friendly to the environment We want consumers to be conscious of the entire life of a product from production to utilization and not just what they see in the stores Consumers must be aware that every phase of

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    Feb 2008 mimoSA Various An older work but deserves to be archived and received A wonderful idea and resource Since october 2005 mimoSa maps different brazilian and world cities by urban interventions that aim to interfere at the current brazilian mediascape and people s creative reinvention of media and technologies to reveal places people and their tales AmyF 0 comments Public Projects Urban City Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Warning Art By Joni Taylor Part 1 Apocalypse may be the new black but the Plague the Cold War and the Millennium Bug combined did not add Joni T 0 comments Projects nolvadex You have the Right to Know FRUIT takes up the challenge of elevating the ecological knowledge of consumers and encouraging a way of life that is friendly to the environment We want consumers to be conscious of the entire life of a product from production to utilization and not just what they see in the stores Consumers must be aware that every phase of a product s life influences the environment and ourselves Free Soil has produced a run of FRUIT wrappers a website and a traveling installation as part of an initiative to

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    up several musical instruments including electric guitars and drums in a Vancouver park and covered them with birdseed The city s pigeons converged on the instruments and were filmed by Tran clawing and pecking over them AmyF 0 comments Public Projects Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Designmai Designcity In January 2006 UNESCO appointed Berlin as a City of Design a title it now shares with Shanghai and Buenos Aries Not by chance Designcity was Joni T 0 comments Projects nolvadex nowHere nowHere a space where a spot becomes a place 15 march 25 may 2008 nowHere is a cabinet which invokes a dialogue on re appropriation of the private and public domain Through personal tags and geographies books movies music websites drawings mappings photocopies art works it reads as a certain historical relation between human space and technology bolwerK considers the constructed in between space of architect C Kieckens within the art space Z33 not as a sub art space with a curatorial reading a cabinet as museum but as a space with a personal narrative and a social meaning embedded in a neighborhood The active use of the space for living eating working sleeping implies

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    List amy franceschini corinne matesich nis rømer stijn schiffeleers joni taylor marthe van dessel http www ourdrops org www allcreams org 17 Sep 2007 The Walking Project Various The Walking Project is a performance mapping and cultural exchange project collaboratively developed with US and South Africa based artists during a series of residencies in Detroit and KwaZulu Natal from 2003 through 2006 The project explores desire lines or paths made by people who walk across fields in South Africa and across vacant lots in Detroit and what connects them The Walking Project has expanded to include new ways to facilitate community storytelling through mapping and neighborhood development workshops that start with local walks AmyF 0 comments Public Projects Social Practice Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Heavy Metal The landscape of East Germany is scarred from the change in ideologies following the end of the Cold War In the aftermath of the ligni Joni T 0 comments Projects nolvadex Public Air Quality indicator The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is

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    and California Taking the historic Acapulco Manila galleon route as its metaphor of origin these exhibitions seek to create new routes of cultural exchange along old routes of commerce and trade and will facilitate further discussions between artists curators gallerists and scholars from all 3 places to explore strategies for sustainable exchange AmyF 0 comments Public Projects Social Practice Sustainability Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Heavy

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