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17 May 2010

Arts and Sustainability summer school: Weimar, Germany


Website: http://www.sommerkurse-weimar.de/

Weimar Summer School in Germany offers a course on Arts and Sustainability 27 June – 10 July.  Participants involved in creative action for sustainability, designers, artists, educators, students invited to apply.

From Goethe and Schiller through the Bauhaus to Social Sculpture. Forum for Creative Action: The Shaping of a Humane World as an Aesthetic Challenge.

Course leaders:

Dr. Hildegard Kurt, cultural researcher and co-founder of und. Institute for Art, Culture and Sustainability, Berlin, and

Shelley Sacks, artist, student of Joseph Beuys, director of the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Brookes University, Oxford.

This 12-day theory-practice programme actively engages participants in an introductory exploration of social sculpture and aesthetic questions relevant to the shaping of an ecological and socially just world. It looks back to Goethe, Schiller, the Bauhaus and Joseph Beuys and forward to developing new forms of social sculpture appropriate to the challenges of the 21st century. Its approach is genuinely interdisciplinary.

Invited to participate are: people involved in creative action for sustainability, social designers and artists of all disciplines, art historians/theoreticians and art educators, students from all disciplines and other interested individuals.

Last years programme included participants from almost every continent.

Fees: 750€ (some part-scholarships available)

Deadline for applications: 17 May