Ljubljana: Culture and Sustainability – MoTA

Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 16.36.08Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Friday, 27 February 2015
1.30–5.30pm

Our world is rapidly changing, and human kind is playing a role in this transition. Climate change is posing a challenge to the conditions under which we live, work and make art, and the scientific community is calling for a radical re-examination of our relationship with the natural world… but where does culture fit into this narrative?

This workshop explored the creative and practical responses that cultural organisations and individuals can contribute to this issue, arguably the most important challenge of our time. By sharing case studies of existing leadership and practical tools and resources that can enable action, the workshop provided participants with tangible actions that can be taken and connect them to a Europe-wide network of artists and cultural organisations doing the same.

The workshop was organised by MoTA and was led by Sholeh Johnston, Arts Manager at Julie’s Bicycle, an organisation working with over 1,000 cultural organisations in the UK and internationally to address environmental sustainability.

The GALA workshop in Ljubljana was a real success! The attendees were highly engaged and new cross disciplinary collaborations were made. Lectures were given by Mitja Predovnik from the Ljubljana: Green Capital Europe working group and Nathanael Andreini presented his research on Artist-Led Action.

Download the report of the MoTA workshop here.

Photo: Nathanael Andreini

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