The River School Project
4 October 2014 – 4 October 2015
The Translocal Institute will organise a floating artist lab called the River School Project. The floating lab on the Danube involves artists, theorists and ecologists to explore issues around art and sustainability, the parallels between navigation and migration in human and animal worlds, as well as the role of environmental protest in the democracy movements of Central Europe. These questions are also at the heart of an accompanying exhibition. The aim is to foster new thinking about environmental sustainability through artistic encounters with the natural world, and to build bridges between ecology and science, contemporary artistic practice, grassroots activism and public policy.
The primary target group of the River School is the new generation of artists, cultural producers and young people who experience Europe as a transnational reality in which the shared experience of ecology and the desire to achieve an environmentally and socially sustainable future supersede geopolitical divides based on competing economic and ideological interests.