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After almost three years in the making, Trevor Paglen’s Orbital Reflector, co-produced and presented by the Nevada Museum of Art, is finally launching into low Earth orbit! Trevor and the production team will be traveling to Santa Barbara, California, area in a couple of weeks to witness the launch of this historic artwork. Orbital Reflector is one of more… Read more »

Forget doomy “Anthropocene” ideas, if we’re serious about saving Earth we need hope, says Tomás Saraceno, the artist whose tetrahedral balloons inspire researchers. The exhibition ON AIR is an ecosystem in becoming, hosting emergent choreographies and polyphonies across human and non-human universes, where artworks reveal the common, fragile and ephemeral rhythms and trajectories between these… Read more »

When we look up into the starry night sky, we tend to see reflections of ourselves. – Trevor Paglen   We may not always realize it, but art helps us change the way we see ourselves. That is why when artist Trevor Paglen imagined launching a reflective, nonfunctional satellite into low Earth orbit, the Nevada… Read more »

Most of us would agree that mankind is not taking care of Earth and ourselves in the best way we could. Social, environmental and political development are all heading in directions no-one can fail to see, and no-one could wish for. Economics has played a major role in creating this situation, and will continue to… Read more »

As human beings (ourselves) are detached from civilization to access a lifestyle of scanty materials, our inner animality generated from primitive natural habitat is emancipated. Inexplicably, we come to our instinctive senses. Siu Siu Laboratory of Primitive Senses is a workshop set to explore the environmental transition between urban space and natural forest. Materials of… Read more »

When  Scandinavians read news about global warning, it somehow does not feel like news to them. It is more like a repetition of something they have heard and feared for years. A long-standing awareness that environmental protection of unique natural resources was necessary has been under discussion at home for decades. They understood the threats,… Read more »

Reflections on the Ashoka ‘Global Change Leaders’ gathering to catalyze transformative innovation in education (3 of 4) Weaving is inter-generational, making deep ties visible between generations alive today and their far distant ancestors. Weaving is inter-species, reconnecting us to what makes us truly human — our membership in the community of life as a planetary process. “Caught up… Read more »

In a 2013 talk presented to an audience of park rangers, environmental educators, and fellow ecologists, Michael Soule told a story about riding his bicycle in Paonia, Colorado, where he lives. He had come upon a turtle that had been hit and was lying in the middle of the road, its shell cracked and guts… Read more »

“I love fashion. I’ve never said it was the end of fashion. I said that it is the end of the fashion system as we know it today and an opening towards all possible areas of reinvention.” Lidewij Edelkoort

Impossible Objects offers multiple takes on the history of spaceflight, from the utopian visions of late 19th Century Russian “Cosmists,” to present-day military and surveillance apparatuses.  In his investigation of the role images play in structuring geography and power, Paglen draws attention to our surrounding landscape, offering a reconsideration of our fraught relationship to the… Read more »

Elon Musk sent a Tesla Roadster into space yesterday. If you’re planning to buy one, (in production by 2020) you’re probably feeling pretty damn good about yourself. Not only will you have a sweet ride, but you’ll be doing something good for the environment! No gasoline-powered sports cars to get you through your midlife crisis, thank you… Read more »

During the week of the World Economic Forum in Davos & Klosters nestled on the top of a mountain is FutureHack. A call to action for solutions to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). #FutureHack The January 2018 Hackathon events takes place in Davos/Klosters, Switzerland. FutureHack is partnering with the Slovenian government as the country… Read more »

Can art penetrate the walls that divide us, and make us kinder? A Minneapolis museum, inspired by UC Berkeley psychology research, plans to find out. Science-of-emotions pundit Dacher Keltner and his research team at the Berkeley Social Interaction Laboratory are partnering with the Minneapolis Institute of Art to create a “Center for Empathy and the… Read more »

”Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects … the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” Charles Eames AYD LOS ANGELES is to be an intimate, inspiring space for tastemakers and influencers who savor a life that combines luxury and meaning. Connecting with the true spirit of Los Angeles, it is… Read more »

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary… Read more »

Oslo District Court has set the date. On November 14th, 2017 Norway’s first climate lawsuit begins. For the first time, article 112 of the Norwegian Constitution – the Eco-Article – will be tried in court. The organizations Nature and Youth and Greenpeace have sued the Norwegian state, represented by the government, for the opening of… Read more »

Every day we all use bottles, pens, bags, packaging and other plastic items. It is difficult to do without this material. Unfortunately, we often do not recycle it properly either. Every hour, the equivalent of 35 sea containers filled with plastic is rejected in the seas and oceans. Science and society must find solutions together. … Read more »

The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) is one of the leading global forums on the green economy. It brings together world-class experts in critical sectors from around the world to directly focus on advancing the global green economy and sustainability agenda, achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and implementing the recommendations of COP21 & 22…. Read more »

Six major libraries It is with a powerful new dynamic that six major libraries in USA, Greenland and Scandinavia have combined in creating the project Arctic Imagination, where light is shed on the rapidly disappearing ice masses – a unique cooperation across the Atlantic in which a number of high profile artistic and creative voices… Read more »

The Arctic Imagination project is a brainstorm across the Atlantic Ocean about melting arctic ice and the increasing temperatures, in which artists exchange ideas and visions of the future of the globe. In only 100 years, the Arctic and the North Pole have been transformed from highly dangerous and mysterious peripheral areas into regions that… Read more »

Lofoten, Norway – The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has anchored at the island of Lofoten in Northern Norway to join with climate activists at a youth camp of around 400 young people who oppose the Norwegian government’s oil drilling. For more than a week peaceful activists have protested in the Barents Sea against the Norwegian… Read more »

We humans are a swarm. The increasing harmonization of our habits and behaviours has an enormous impact on the environment. How we shop, work, eat and sleep affects the kind of infrastructure we need in homes, cities and countries. Seemingly irrelevant personal habits, when multiplied thousands of times over, create significant and potent changes on… Read more »

There are 1.1 billion people living without access to the electrical grid, leaving their basic needs unfulfilled — clean light and energy are necessary to human existence and community life. internationally-renowned artist olafur eliasson and solar engineer frederik ottesen launched the little sun project back in 2012 in hopes of redefining that reality, with a… Read more »

Resilience 2017 conference Fourth triennial conference on resilience will take place in Stockholm 21-23 August 2017 In 2008 Stockholm Resilience Centre launched the first resilience conference in Stockholm together with Resilience Alliance and other partner organizations. Since then, conferences have also taken place in Arizona (2011) and Montpellier (2014). The upcoming Resilience 2017 conference will… Read more »

All new cars sold in Europe will be electric within less than two decades, driven by government support, falling battery costs and economies of scale, a Dutch ING bank has predicted. The forecast is much more aggressive than most other projections, such as the UK’s National Grid which on Thursday said it expects 90% of… Read more »

The changing of the guards in motor racing is underway: both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have announced they will join the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series in 2019. To make that possible, both German teams will end their tenures in respected motorsport; Porsche will end its World Endurance Championship LMP1 program, while Mercedes plans to… Read more »

Philippe Rouy film screening. Arts Catalyst 74-76 Cromer Street London WC1H 8DR Thursday 13 July 6.30pm-8.30pm Friday 14 July 6.00pm Reflecting on the concept of seeing in response to the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Rouy depicts both Fukushima and nuclear power as being at once invisible and ultra-visible, caught up in a dialectic opposition between the… Read more »

The R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT is a kick-off event for a long-term initiative on sharing best practice examples to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the global climate protection goals of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The WHO reports that around 7 million people die as a result… Read more »

Nearly fifty years ago, Milton Friedman published a polemic, an article that altered the way many people think about corporations and their role in society. Countless writers have explained why it’s poorly reasoned, dangerous and wrong. (Including business school deans, Harvard Business Review and Fortune). The simple message of the simple article was: “there is… Read more »

On 16th of May, the Oceans Solutions Report was launched. Birgitta Losman, Chair Regional Development Committee welcomed participants to West Sweden. Afterwards, Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister, was handed the report. The report will be brought to the high-level United Nations Ocean Conference in New York the… Read more »

Artists Atif Akin, Darren Almond, Julian Charrière, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Tue Greenfort, Ariel Guzik, Newell Harry, Alexander Lee, Eduardo Navarro, Sissel Tolaas, Janaina Tschäpe & David Gruber, Jana Winderen, Susanne M. Winterling TBA21–Academy is an itinerant site of cultural production and interdisciplinary research initiated by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. Conceived in 2011 with the aim to deepen… Read more »

Conceived by Olafur Eliasson In collaboration with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Hosted by the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia VIVA ARTE VIVA 13 May – 26 November 2017 Green light is an act of welcoming, addressed both to those who have fled hardship and instability in their home countries and to the… Read more »

Aerocene is an open-source, multi-disciplinary project that foregrounds the artistic and scientific exploration of environmental issues. In the wake of the Anthropocene, the project promotes common links between social, mental, and environmental ecologies. Inflated only by air, lifted only by the sun, carried only by the wind, towards a clean and sustainable future. It is… Read more »

Conceived and programmed by The Otolith Collective   6-10 March 2017 Institute of Light (https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/)   The Anthropocene. The Capitalocene. The Chthulucene. The Plantationocene are four of the recent names adopted by scientists, activists and researchers for the present era characterised by irreversible alterations to the chemical composition of the atmosphere, the oceans and the… Read more »

How can we make progress on the big development challenges we face even as the ground beneath our feet keeps changing? Belinda Reyers of the Stockholm Resilience Centre explores how we might

WRITTEN BY BELINDA REYERS