Renewable Futures is a new conference series, the launch of which will take place during the FIELDS exhibition opening weekend on May 15-18, 2014 in the framework of Riga – European Cultural Capital programme. In a response to recent quests for a more sustainable future and overcoming the crises of the present, the conference aims to invent new avenues for future developments by bringing together traditionally separated domains. Inspired by the approach of FIELDS Exhibition, which does not just look at art in a narrow sense but takes into account all kinds of creative practices that bring together new ways of thinking, scientific knowledge, aesthetics, technologies and social practices. The conference will shape new contact zones between academic research and diversity of contemporary art practices, art and science, sustainable businesses and social engagement in the 21st century.
A European Capital of Culture Event
We are announcing a CALL for presentation sessions of a new conference series on art and science research and cultural innovation – RENEWABLE FUTURES.
We especially encourage to apply artists working with science, researchers engaged with sustainability issues from different perspectives, as well as doctoral students – to share their research ideas and results in relation to the following topics:
* building new sustainability theories
* art as research,
* art and science
Please send your submissions – short abstract (100-200 words) and bios to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: April 15, 2014