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Climate change

Second edition 2016-2017

How can culture defy climate change? The second edition of the Cultural Innovation International Prize encourages projects that offer imaginative and effective solutions to one of the biggest global problems of the 21st century. The winning proposal will be featured in the activities included in an exhibition on the subject at the CCCB.

Making energy futures at the island edge

Laura Watts

Diary of the installation of the Newton Machine on the island of Eday (Scotland), a project that challenges the energy culture through citizen participation.

Reconstrained Design: A Manifesto

Reconstrained Design Group

A text for forcing new imaginative spaces for discourse, inoculating ideas and in short, subverting the status quo of design.

Sustainable Cultural Management

Lecture by Laura Pando

Laura Pando presents the activities of Julie's Bicycle, a non-profit institution that works with the creative industries to coordinate and promote better practices within the area of sustainability and to develop cultural leadership around climate problems. Julie's Bicycle has helped over 1,000 organisations, from the UK and from all around the world, to understand their carbon footprint and commit to reducing it, by giving practical support and clear advice, based on the best studies, resources and tools available. ...

Assuming climate change as a fascinating challenge

Lecture by Laura Faye Tenenbaum

Instead of seeing climate change as a struggle, a test or a burden that we have to drag along and cope with, what would happen if we decided to be enthusiastic with the possibilities the future offers us? A way of doing this is to find something in the natural world, focus on it and occupy ourselves with it with more intensity rather than worrying about the struggle or the challenge.

Making the invisible visible: art and science for involving the public in climate change

Lecture by Lucy Wood

Based on her work at Cape Farewell and her projects with organisations such as Invisible Dust and Arts Development Company, Lucy Wood presents a range of recent projects or projects in preparation that give life to climate change through our relationship with food, the oceans, the way we move around the planet and the air we breathe every day. And it show us how, when analysing climate change from this proposal, we open up the door to a healthier, carbon-free future.

Poetic performance with Sílvia Bel and Xavi Lloses

2nd Cultural Innovation International Prize 2016-2017

The prize awards ceremony for the 2nd Cultural Innovation International Prize 2016-2017 was preceded by this performance featuring poet Sílvia Bel, accompanied on the piano by musician Xavi Lloses. It is a poetic reflection on climate change, which is the theme of this year’s edition ...

Climate, culture, change

Laura de Bonis

The fight against climate change is almost certainly the most significant global challenge for the 21st century. What role should the culture play?

Cultural Institutions and Climate Change

Francisco Heras

Human interference in the climate has brought us face to face with an inescapable need: to shift from a world based on burning fossil fuels to a “decarbonised” world. As strategic communication and social creativity hubs, cultural institutions must contribute to the transition to ...

10 Finalists of the Cultural Innovation International Prize 2017

How can we fight climate change through culture? That is the question raised in the second edition of the Cultural Innovation International Prize, which aims at stimulating initiatives that offer imaginative solutions to one of the most decisive problems of the 21st century. The 10 projects ...

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Cultural Innovation International Prize 2016-17

Climate Change

The Cultural Innovation International Prize is a biennial competition organised by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) with the aim of incentivising projects which explore possible cultural scenarios for the coming years.