This page = Summary of activities, events and publications between 2007 and May 2009
From June 2009 onwards, all infos are to be found as blog posts on this website, but not on this page (blog posts are all accessible on the right-hand menu, in “recent posts” and in “archives”)…
For activities in 2006 and earlier, see my old website.
Karamoja Campaign activities
Panelist: Panel Discussion on “Our responsibility for threatened indigenous people in our globalized world”. Native and Indigenous Film Fest. Mazarykiana Brunensis Universitas & Moravské Zemské Muzeum, Brno (Czech Republic), May 2009.
Panel organizer and paper presentation. Panel: “Pastoralism, sustainability and the complexity of humanitarian crises in Africa: comparative analyses and case studies”. Paper: “The Karamoja Syndrome: Transdisciplinary systems research informing policy and advocacy”. World Conference of Humanitarian Studies. University of Groningen (Netherlands), February 2009.
January 23rd: Advocacy visit to the European Commission and UN delegations in Brussels…
Art Intervention ‘Caution Border’ at the European Commission, in public space (e.g. Grand Place) and at KAAI Studios…
Panel moderator: “The multifaceted impact of climate change: pastoralism”. Conference: “Climate Change and Security in Africa”, organized by EGMONT, ACTED, CERI and CEAN. CERI (Sciences Po Paris), January 2009.
Guest speaker: “arts and cultures of sustainability” + “art, social change and research”. Europe-Latin-American Symposium “Focus on Art for Social Transformation: Art as a catalyst for Political, Economic, Social and Environmental Development”. European Center for the Arts Hellerau, Dresden (Germany), May 2009.
Panelist (debate on “Re-Routing Mobility”) and guest speaker (on “Re-Writing the Future”). Burning Ice, Festival-Conference on art and climate change. KAAI Theater, Brussels (Belgium), January 2009.
Book Publication (April)
Eds. Sacha Kagan and Volker Kirchberg, Sustainability: a new frontier for the arts and cultures, VAS, 2008
Paper (Book discussion): Sustainability: a new frontier for the arts and cultures. “Arts, Culture and the Public Sphere: Expressive and Instrumental Values In Economic and Sociological Perspectives.” Joint conference of the Arts RN and Culture RN of the ESA. Venezia (Italy), November 2008.
Karamoja Campaign activities
Debate Moderator: “What future for pastoralist societies in East Africa?” International Conference: “The future of traditional societies in Africa: The situation of the Karamoja region of Uganda”. University of Groningen in collaboration with ACTED. Groningen (Netherlands), November 2008.
Coordinator: International Conference “European Awareness of Sustainability in Africa: Issues of Pastoralism”. Leuphana Universität Lüneburg in collaboration with ACTED. Lüneburg (Germany), October 2008.
Guest speaker: about the film “Land of Thorns” by Steffen Keulig and Sacha Kagan. 3e Salon international des Initiatives de Paix. Paris (France), May 2008.
Panelist: “Indigenous livestock breeds and livelihoods in marginal areas. From ‘destroyers of the environment’ to custodians of biodiversity: How can pastoralists change their image?” Planet Diversity: World Congress on the Future of Food and Agriculture. Bonn (Germany), May 2008.
Guest Lecturer: On Systems Thinking, Arts, Cultures and Sustainability. On Systems Thinking and the Karamoja Awareness Raising Campaign. Geneva University of Art and Design, CCC Program. Geneva, Switzerland, April 2008.
Workshop coordinator: Karamoja Campaign (with ACTED). Universities of Bordeaux (France) and Groningen (The Netherlands). March 2008.
Moderator: “Climate for Change: Sustainable and Creative Solutions. Food, Shelter, Mobility and Clothing: How does climate change affect our basic needs and which sustainable solutions are we looking for?”. Asia-Europe Dialogue on Arts, Culture & Climate Change. International Conference at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (China), October 2008.
Participant: TippingPoint Germany 2008. Open Space conference at the PIK (Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung), Postdam (Germany), September 2008.
Guest Lecturer: On Sustainability and the Arts, at the HKU (Utrecht School of the Arts), Utrecht (The Netherlands), September 2008.
Panelist: “Greening the Arts: A Symposium to Explore a Role for the Arts in Creating a Sustainable World”. Participation by videoconferencing (to reduce carbon emissions). Level Green Institute & the US Initiative for the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development. April 2008, Ithaca (New York, USA).
Plenary speech: “Arts and Intercultural Competence for Sustainability: The Case of Dance.” Guest Speech for the launch of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue in Lithuania, International Interdisciplinary Conference “The Dynamics of Intercultural Dialogue in Lithuania and Europe: Experience, Practice, Prospects”. National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius. March 2008.
The cultural Dimension of Sustainability – Towards an ecology of culture
Biennale di Venezia, Collateral Event: Joseph Beuys “Difesa della Natura – The Living Sculpture : Kassel 1977-Venezia 2007”. Thetis New Arsenal, Venezia (Italy), September 2007.
A full day of events organized by the international network Cultura21. With lectures, debates, performances, videos and a workshop… For more information: Click here
ESA Arts Conference 2007
In March-April 2007, we organized at the University of Lüneburg, the 2007 edition of the conference of the Arts Research Network of the European Sociological Association.
I was coordinating one of the three thematic streams of the conference: Sustainability.
I also coordinated and curated the art exhibitions program Everything will be fine / alles wird gut, held in conjunction with the ESA Arts conference. Catalogue available on Amazon …