Extinction or adaptation? Evolution or Revolution? What are we facing?
The complexity and urgency of the crises of today calls for us to
engage together in new ways. Deep shifts in our consciousness may be
required for long-term cultural changes to occur. This is a call for
expressions of interest from people who are concerned with these issues.
A symposium followed by a residency is to be held late January to
early February 2011 in New Plymouth, Aotearoa New Zealand. Initial
expressions of interest are due 21 November, 2009.
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The SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens symposium will be an event involving
individuals from a number of different worlds (e.g scientists,
artists, social activists and community change agents, cultural
commentators, educators, tangata whenua). Our primary aim is to
facilitate connections and foster innovative, and practical solutions
to the issues we are facing. Accordingly, a mixture of presentations,
discussions, informal exchanges and workshops are planned. Roger
Malina will be presenting from France on ‘Open observatories’, and Te
Huirangi Waikerepuru will speak on Maori conceptions of environment.
The symposium will inspire and inform the residency that follows, and
also provide opportunities for people to collaborate on projects
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The SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens two week residency is designed for those
individuals or groups who would like to work on creative, poetically
pragmatic or provocative projects which raise awareness of the issues
that confront us, generate connections between people, and with their
natural environment, and which grapple with the challenges of
individual and collective evolution.
Interdisciplinary approaches and the involvement of diverse groups is
welcomed. Residency projects can take place in a wirelessly networked
botanic garden, along the coastline and with communities. Networked,
DIY, or otherwise actively and openly distributed concepts are also
encouraged. Project participants are not necessarily required to be in
New Plymouth. Residency projects that are shortlisted will be included
in funding applications.
Expressions of Interest, Please supply:
1. Name of main contact person. Name of the collaborative group where
2. Affiliated or associated organisations (if applicable).
3. Symposium _ Please provide up to a half page summary of your
proposed contribution, including your background, and interest, in the
themes we have presented.
4. Residency _ If you are interested in attending the residency,
please provide a half page summary of your proposed project, clearly
stating how you feel the project addresses concerns raised.
Propositional expressions of interest, i.e. those that propose working
with organisations or people not yet contacted, are acceptable.
Email this to: email@example.com by
November 21st 2009.
SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens_ http://www.intercreate.org/view/eco-sapiens/