Science Walden is at heart an engineering research centre with art and planetary well-being at its core. We would like to invite you to participate in an important Science Walden research project. The ‘Unist Game’ app is a way to share the virtual sharing currency invented at Science Walden that supports gifting and alternative approaches to energy.
As this project reaches its denouement, we have a number of projects being delivered by our colleagues/friends art.earth which have a number of active deadlines. We want to dedicate this Bulletin to highlighting those opportunities.
Culture, Community and Climate: emergent transpraxis
We invite your ideas for inclusion in this book to be published in 2020 by the art.earth imprint. The publication explores models of cooperation and collaboration between artists and practitioners in other disciplines with an interest in the sciences and climate science in particular. Primarily we are seeking conversations: with individuals or with transdisciplinary teams.
Art-science collaboration is not new and there are excellent examples of practice. Transdisciplinarity is not well theorised however and while we are interested in exploring practical case studies we are seeking articles looking at the fundamental nature of transdisciplinarity and the fundamental often unsettling shifts it brings to working practices.
We seek conversations between teams currently working across disciplines on creative projects that speak to the earth and its woes and challenges; alongside this we will include case studies of projects and essays from some of the practitioners of around 3,000 to 5,000 words which explore the project from a theoretical viewpoint. Essays will need to be completed by mid-November.
If you are interested we will start with a conversation, an edited version of which will be transcribed for inclusion in the book. This can be amongst your own team, or could be led by Richard Povall, one of the editors of the book (along with Prof Jaeweon Cho of Science Walden).
In November 2019 CCANW and Science Walden will host an Art-Science hothouse residency, a week of experimentation and conversation about working across disciplines for a very small number of participants. The focus is on how we can respond intelligently to the challenges of the climate emergency through creative projects or practice. We are interpreting ‘Art-Science’ very loosely: ‘scientists’ in this context means anyone with a knowledge who is not an artist (and therefore may include philosophers, historians, mathematicians, etc.): we explore how knowledges are shared, exploited and enhanced through collaboration.
We're looking for participants: you should be part of an existing team who require some dedicate time to work together OR you are an artist with a background or training in another discipline who combines those knowledges in your work. You'll have a week to work relatively uninterrupted, culminating in a presentation at our one-day conference (see below) on Friday November 15.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Thursday September 12. You can read more and apply here.
Art-Science one-day symposium: Emergency Response Time
This one-day symposium explores relationships between artists and other knowledges. The key partners: art.earth, the Centre for Contemporary Art & the Natural World and Science Walden all have an abiding interest in our relationship with and place within the natural world – a world threatened directly by the impact of humanity and human action. We believe art can and should speak to questions concerning how we live on the planet, and do so in an informed and intelligent way. That means listening to others, engaging with other ideas, and working closely with those who understand the planet from different perspectives.
If you are an engaged artist or someone with an interest in how the arts can speak about and to the planet, this event is aimed at you. Read full details here.