Art Climate Transition
Co-funded by the
Creative Europe Programme
of the European Union

ACT — Art,
Climate, Transition

is a European cooperation project on hope. The hope we’re interested in is about ‘broad perspectives with specific possibilities, ones that invite or demand that we act’.

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#ACT summerlabs Life Along Tree Time
Life Along Tree Time

By Lua Vollaard, Observant Ljubljana SummerLab

#learning to impact Maria Lucia: Impact is persistence
Maria Lucia: Impact is persistence

By Arie Lengkeek & Jacco van Uden

#ACTAgenda A Mural for Biodiversity
A Mural for Biodiversity

ACT, COAL & Planète Émergences present Audubon Project Marseille

#ACT summerlabs They were ahead of us
They were ahead of us

By Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen, Observants Zagreb Summerlab

#learning to impact Jose Vidal: impact is interplay
Jose Vidal: impact is interplay

By Arie Lengkeek & Jacco van Uden

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activities

#commissioned work
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
17 Jun 2021 - 26 Nov 2021

DO NOT LOOK BACK WITH REGRET

By Davy Pieters

Last year, more than ever before, we were confronted by our mortality. The vulnerability of a body, but also of life on earth itself, was visible everywhere. In DO NOT LOOK BACK WITH REGRET, director Davy Pieters invites you to consider this. ‘It’s about seeing what we don’t want to see. Our relationship with mortality is not the same as 18 months ago. How do we relate to loss? How do we create the space to stop and process it?’

 

#ACTAgenda
COAL Paris
5 Sep 2021

ACT at IUCN Marseille

Inauguration Audubon Mural Project

On the occasion of the IUCN world Conservation Congress on biodiversity in Marseille, ACT, COAL and Planète Émergences present The Audubon Mural Project. 
The Audubon Mural Project is a public space art project initiated by the Audubon National Society in Harlem, in the United States, and is carried in France by COAL. The project consists of painting, on city walls, murals representing endangered birds threaten by climate change.

Sunday the 5th of September, a Mural by the artist FIKOS will be inaugurated in Marseille. In the fall and winter of 2021, the Marseille mural will spread across Europe with the 10 ACT partners issuing an open call for bird murals in their own cities. 

L’Écomotive Café wall, in front the the Saint-Charles train station, 2 place des Marseillaises, 13001 Marseille.

#spaces and means
Kaaitheater Brussels
11 Sep 2021 - 11 Dec 2021

bodies of knowledge (BOK)

By Sarah Vanhee

How can you create a safe space in public space for the exchange of various forms of repressed or underexposed knowledge? How can we challenge the hierarchy of public debates and arrive at a more horizontal, fair and inclusive society? These are the starting points of bodies of knowledge (BOK), an alternative school, that stays in the same spot in the city for a few weeks or months, and then moves on again.

#commissioned work
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
21 Sep 2021 - 20 Oct 2021

Art of Performing Weeks 2021

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL

During Art of Performing, Theater Rotterdam presents the latest developments in contemporary dance and performance art. Cutting edge performances, no holds barred. Experiences that will turn your assumptions about the nature of theatre and dance upside-down. At the onset of this theatre season artists and choreographers from the Netherlands, Spain, Vietnam, Norway and the United States will show their work in Rotterdam. Radical, innovative and adventurous. Feeling curious?

#commissioned work
Culturgest Lisbon
25 Sep 2021 - 27 Sep 2021

Fright is a World

By Vera Mantero

The anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro says that, for the indigenous people of Brazil, “Contradiction makes sense” and this is one of the cornerstones of the thinking of original peoples. The alleged interferences of the social media in recent electoral processes lead us to conclude that the “healthy” media are those that do not present just one point of view, but instead present several views, which are preferably contradictory in nature. Is education for citizenship an Education for Contradiction? Education for Fright.

#collection europe
Artsadmin London
1 Jul 2021 - 30 Sep 2021

The Apocalypse Reading Room

Ama Josephine Budge | Collection Europe

The Apocalypse Reading Room is an on-site library curated by Ama Josephine Budge: a world of talking stories in the face of environmental and social collapse, a gathering of all the books we might need to change the end of the world… The Apocalypse Reading Room transforms a public arts space into a post-apocalyptic library installation filled with books for all ages, exploring ways to build, transform, rethink, rewrite and reimagine our futures.

#artist-oriented
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
5 Oct 2021 - 14 Oct 2021

The Series of Encounter & Exchange Session: Illumination in Darkness

Welcome to Our GuestHouse 2021

As the natural illumination that we experience as human beings from the direct sunlight gets shorter, we approach a new edition of our artists – in – residence programme Welcome To Our Guesthouse. During this edition, with the overarching theme Illumination in Darkness, we focus on the interconnected nature of our actions, responses and decisions that cause different impacts. We aim to examine the function of the natural phenomena light and darkness in our daily life and question the conditions that control to a large extend how we work, create art and live.

#learning
Lokomotiva Skopje
7 Oct 2021

Ecological turn in culture: Imagining cultural professions beyond sustainable development and greening

Lecture by Višnja Kisić and Goran Tomka

In the wake of the Capitalocene and its severing consequences, the issue of humanity’s relationship with more-than-human world asks for searching philosophical and existential trajectories beyond anthropocentrism and Culture/Nature divide. Instead of that, usual reactions to ecological crisis in the field of culture deals with reduction of CO2, energy consumption and other rather technical issues that go by the name of “greening”. We propose going several steps further in rethinking the place of cultural policies and productions in the complex web of life than such “green”, “sustainable” and “resilient” cultural policy and practice approaches entail.

#incurable curious
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
12 Oct 2021 - 13 Oct 2021

“Dog Rising” by Clara Furey

Warming Up Festival 2021

Three celestial bodies launched into orbit vibrate in a lascivious and hypnotic ritual. Dog Rising explores the circulation of physical matter and the passage of vibrations through our bodies. From primitive impulses to gestures that are at times sexual, at times mechanical, Clara Furey’s new creation comes together like a polyphony of pulsating bodies, in turns dissonant and in unison. The choreographer pursues her exploration of physical phenomena, initiated with Cosmic Love.

#conscious developers
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
16 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021

“Forest” by Emke Idema

Warming Up Festival 2021

Emke Idema develops theater forms that expect an active role from the audience. Forest is about building a new world order in which the tree is central. We are on the threshold of the age of the tree, the Dendrocene. After the Turnaround, the tree was canonized worldwide, and cutting down, or even damaging trees, is considered murder. The world will soon be forested, and that will have major consequences for our way of life.

#artist-oriented
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
3 Nov 2021 - 6 Nov 2021

Welcome To Our Guesthouse 2021

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY PROGRAMME BY PRODUCTION HOUSE THEATER ROTTERDAM

Welcome To Our Guesthouse  is the beating heart of Production House Theater Rotterdam. Welcome To Our Guesthouse  is a warm and heartfelt welcome to makers who think across borders, both geographically and artistically. It is also an invitation to the public to become acquainted with and be part of the processes of carefully researching artists who value social engagement. The overarching theme of this year’s edition is Illumination in Darkness.

#conscious developers
COAL Paris
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Nov 2022

Appel d’air

By Thierry Boutonnier

Appel d’air is a participatory and environmental work by the artist Thierry Boutonnier. It will accompany the construction of the Grand Paris Express until 2030. Local inhabitants take part in this artistic and civic project. Indeed, they adopt 68 trees that will grow in an urban nursery, under the watchful eye of a nomadic nurseryman.

#incurable curious
New Theatre Institute of Latvia Riga
1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2022

Incurably Curious Residencies 2020-2022

Voldemārs Johansons, Lina Lapelytė and Jānis Balodis

New Theatre Institute of Latvia produces this series of residencies. Indeed, NTIL invited three artists from the Baltic region to explore themes related to climate, social and economic justice and change. Their new artworks will be visible at Homo Novus festival in 2021 and 2022.

#communicating
COAL Paris
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Aug 2023

Resource 0

Online collaborative platform

RESSOURCE 0 dives into a new field, at the crossroads of culture and ecology, both in France and internationally. Its objective is to question and respond to environmental issues, by integrating the aesthetic, creative, relational, sensitive and imaginative dimensions specific to art. RESSOURCE 0 defends a collaborative multi-stakeholder approach, in which solutions emanate from different exchanges and sensitivities.

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