Workshop: Beyond Green Youth Summit

Eco Arts Activism

Led by Ian Garrett, with Claire Sykes
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street
University of Toronto

In her project, Public Smog, artist Amy Balkin challenges us to consider whether UNESCO should add the earth’s atmosphere to its list of World Heritage Sites. Activist duo, The Yes Men, performed an identity correction hoax that had even the BBC believing that Dow Chemical was finally taking responsibility for the Bhopal disaster. Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, used his experiences in Antarctica to create a performance piece, Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, a multimedia perspective on our changing world. And in 2001 artist David Buckland, convinced that bringing together leading artists with climate scientists, engineers, economists and health practitioners could change our culture, started Cape Farewell.

Join Ian Garrett (Director, The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts; Assistant Professor, Ecological Design for Performance, York University) and Claire Sykes, (Programming Director, Cape Farewell Foundation) to discover what the arts are doing to go ‘beyond green’ and make a difference through exciting and provocative activist art. 

Cape Farewell is proud to be a programming partner of Earth Day Canada’s EcoMentors Beyond Green Youth Summit.

Beyond Green Youth Summit

October 25 to October 27, 2013

University of Toronto

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This Clement World

This Clement World is a fiercely creative and charismatic tribute to our rapidly changing environment, as seen through the prism of Cynthia Hopkins’ deeply personal lens and wild cross-disciplinary style. Performed live with a 15-piece chorus and band, This Clement World blends outlandish fiction and original avant-folk songs with Hopkins’ own documentary footage from an Arctic expedition with Cape Farewell, infusing our global climate crisis with humour, poetics and urgency.

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Day of Dialogue

Participate in an afternoon of high-level balanced presentations and discussion about the impacts of climate change on Inuit communities with leading experts and stakeholders.

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Download the Exhibition Guide

Download your copy of the Carbon 14: Climate is Culture Festival and Exhibition Guide (PDF 14Mb).

Multimedia Extras

View our Multimedia Extras to learn more about the issues behind Carbon 14: Climate is Culture.