The Be-Me-We-Do Artist Lab
Residency at Bank Street Arts Wednesday 25th – Saturday 28th September 2013
The ‘Lab’ idea started with a group of artists asking, “What is our role in society’s transition to one that is more sustainable? How can we respond to the challenges of our time; the end of cheap oil, resource depletion, climate change and economic contraction?”
‘It’s too big, too complex, we don’t know how to ….’ was the reply of the hundreds of creative Leaders, artists and policy makers we have explored this question with over the last 3 years.
Teo Greenstreet, Convenor of Case for Optimism and Associate of CidaCo has initiated the Lab to bring together artists to devise a creative space in which people can explore the complexities of sustainability. This Residency is the research and development stage in making a Teo Greenstreet, Convenor of Case for Optimism and Associate of CidaCo has initiated the Lab to bring together artists to devise a creative space in which people can explore the complexities of sustainability. event for individuals and organisations who want to promote and deepen their creative response to the sustainability challenges. For fuller account, see here.
The Lab will explore a new kind of compass, one that divides our experience of the world into 4 realms: how we experience the world (Be), our core values (Me), our identity as part of the biosphere (We) and our capacity for collective innovation (Do). During the Lab we will collectively devise and pilot activities and spaces that help us experience these realms and play with skills and concepts they conjure up.
Be part of the experiment: you will have the chance to experience these pilot activities/spaces on Saturday 28th September with sharings at 10.30 am, 12noon and 2.30pm and the opportunity to feedback and help make the participatory event design as powerful as possible.
Image credit: Alice Maggs