Art, EcoJustice, and Education: The Closing Conference of Art-Eco Project

Dec 11-13, 2017
Väinö Linna Hall, University of Tampere

Art-Eco Project and the School of Education, University of Tampere, present

LECTURE: “What is a ‘farm’? Political ecologies of Jamaican smallholder farmers” by Dr Gary Schnakenberg from Michigan State University.

Wath the live video stream of the lecture 12.5.2016 at 1-3pm (10am-12 GMT).

Art-Eco Project and the School of Education, University of Tampere present

SYMPOSIUM: Earth, Ethics and Education

Watch the Live Video Stream of the symposium 8.12.2015 at 12-6pm (10am-4pm GMT) here!

The symposium presents a series of presentations and invites serious conversation about the intersecting social and ecological crises that we are experiencing world-wide.  We will discuss what our responsibilities as educators and community members must be if we are to interrupt ideologies, policies, and practices currently harming our communities and create a more secure future.   What are the cultural roots of poverty, racism, sexism, all forms of social violence, and ecological  degradation?  And, where are the existing possibilities, the wisdom needed to challenge these problems?

Local artists, philosophers, social theorists, educators and activists will present about these questions, and the public is invited to join the conversation.

Keynote Address by Dr. Rebecca Martusewicz, visiting Fulbright Scholar from Eastern Michigan University, USA.

Listening Ground – performative forest walk
at Break a Brain – ecojustice art festival

You will be able to watch the Live Video Stream of the performance 8.8.2015 at 19-20.30 (in Finland). 

We would like to share our experiences from our exploration week (20.-23.7.2015) facilitated by Australian director Bagryana Popov in collaboration with movement practitioners Raisa Foster and Antti Marjakangas from Tampere, Finland. We explored the concept of landscape through movement and voice practice as well as by reading and writing texts. What kind of ecological, social and personal aspects could be found behind the concepts of landscape, nature, forest and trees?

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Disciplinary Research Program in English, Theatre and Drama, La Trobe University.