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Event: STAGING SUSTAINABILITY

In Events on March 25, 2011 by danceumbrella

STAGING SUSTAINABILITY Arts | Community | Culture | Environment

April 20 – 22, 2011

How can we produce art that reflects, celebrates, critiques and advances the cultural life of our community without contributing to the destruction of the setting that inspires these artistic endeavours?

An international conference featuring interdisciplinary dialogue about sustainable arts practice and performance. Bringing together more than 100 presenters from across North America and as far afield as Nigeria, Switzerland and Australia, this eco-arts forum takes place in the Fine Arts complex at York’s Keele campus APRIL 20-22.

The conference considers how the arts engage questions of sustainability from a dual vantage point: cultural and ecological. It encourages an approach to sustainability that encompasses aspects of subjectivity with respect to community and identity. Artists and those who support the arts in a myriad of ways – from scholars, critics, producers and designers to policy-makers, industry and government – are gathering for talks, hands-on workshops, panel discussions, screenings and staged readings. The conference is open to the public.

Keynote presenters include:

The conference concludes with a roundtable discussion by leading GTA artists and arts administrators on the role of sustainability and the arts within a major urban centre. Staging Sustainability is produced and presented by the Faculty of Fine Arts, York University with the support of the Social Sciences and

Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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STAGING SUSTAINABILITYWHEN: April 20-22WHERE: Fine Arts Complex, York University, 4700 Keele Street  [
http://www.yorku.ca/web/maps/ ]REGISTRATION: $80 – $100 | students $20 – $30 PROGRAM INFORMATION {BM-AMP} ONLINE REGISTRATION:
http://www.stagingsustainability.com

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