Friday, November 19, 2021 - 13:00 to 17:00 (UK time)
Virtual Conference, The Open University
on from the first edition of the Eco-creativity conference in 2020, we
continue to explore the interactions between climate change and cultural
change, with particular interest in innovations in art, music and
ritual. We ask, what are some of the creative cultural processes that
enable activists, artists and indigenous groups to impact global climate
Eco-creativity 2021 aims to bring into focus the specific cultural
repertoires and the ensuing opportunities and limitations of the quickly
developing ritualised ecological arts that have come to accompany
climate politics, from conferences to global days of action, and from
mediatised political discourses to protest marches. Particular attention
will be paid to the role played by visual and performance art through
the visual, sonic and performative elements of protest actions. We aim
to explore the variously culturally bound and counter-cultural responses
and strategies that have emerged in recent years, both in and outside
the contemporary art world.
key concern of the conference is that of closely examining the roles of
art, music and ritual in creatively engaging culturally diverse
participants and audiences with climate change and the ecological
crisis, and thus evaluating their impact on global climate politics. We
invite submissions from a diversity of perspectives and cultural
contexts, including examinations of niches of alternative cultures and
artwork that engage with local groups or with global online publics.
Opening Keynote: Professor Bronislaw Szerszynski, Lancaster University
Plenary Keynote: Dr Maria Asavei, Charles University in Prague
invite proposals for papers and panels on any aspect of this theme.
Submissions may range from 10, 15 and 20 minutes. We welcome panel
submissions in alternative formats, including artistic performances.
Deadline for abstract submission: 30 September 2021
Speakers will be notified: 5 October 2021