june, 2018

29junAll Day30ART.CULTURE.SUSTAINABILITYAkademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Württemberg, LudwigsburgEvent Type :Conference

Event Details

Symposium: Art. Culture. Sustainability  

Lectures, round tables and performance 


Art and culture play a key role in building a sustainable global community founded on ecological awareness and social responsibility. Art has the power to transform challenges into visions and to enable change in our social environment. Cultural institutions and everyone who works in the creative sector have a unique potential to influence the world around them.  


The morning of the conference (29 June 2018) will focus on examples from Germany and other countries where people and institutions in the arts have integrated sustainability into their programmes and processes. The afternoon of the conference will bring artists and experts together to present their work and to discuss how culture and art (can) contribute to sustainable development.  


The conference aims, first, to provide a snapshot view of where we stand now and to illustrate how public discourse and (cultural) politics currently handle the environmental, economic and social challenges of sustainable development. It will add to the debate about why we need culture and art on our path towards sustainable development so as to formulate a new sustainability paradigm for the national and international context.  


The second part of the Symposium consists of Round Tables on 30 June 2018. Artists and academics at the conference will team up with the other participants to work on their individual ideas about concrete ways to combine arts and culture with a sustainable future. 


june 29 (Friday) - 30 (Saturday)


Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Württemberg