ACT - Art, Climate, Transition and Artsadmin are co-hosting an international symposium exploring the intersections between contemporary performance, democratic participation and environmental justice on 28 and 29 June.
The symposium will feature lectures, panel discussions, performances, audio walks, and feasts. Participants will get the opportunity to dive into practical exploration of resilience within environmental movements with Zamzam Ibrahim, a movement workshop with Brussels-based artists Daniel Linehan & Michael Helland, a masterclass in Legislative Theatre with Katy Rubin, weaving with Sheila Ghelani, and a keynote performance lecture from Mathieu Charles, whose innovative performance art reflects his Mauritian Creole heritage, his stance on anti-colonialism, and his embrace of diasporic futurisms.
The symposium will also focus on questions such as how do we maintain connection internationally whilst acknowledging the environmental impact of travel, how can we ensure a more equitable mobility alongside our sustainability goals and how can speculative fictions help us to re-imagine our relationships with the planet. Find more information about the event here.
ACT is a European cooperation project on ecology, climate change and social transition. The project was initiated by 10 cultural operators from 10 European countries, working in the field of performing and visual arts, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Artsadmin creates the conditions for art to explore the spaces between social and environmental justice, the hyper-local and the international. Artsadmin works with artists, communities and collaborators in the development of creative work and conversations.