Climate is Culture – the Cape Farewell project.

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David Buckland (UK), Artistic Director and Founder Cape Farewell

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David Buckland will narrate 14 years of Cape Farewell’s ambition to place climate centre stage. Using the notion of expedition as a model to interrogate the future, Buckland will showcase some of the art produced by over 320 artists who have risen to the climate challenge; and visioned, through their creative endeavour, why we must engage in building transformative, dynamic and sustainable societies.

Watch David Buckland’s Keynote Presentation.

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Date: Tuesday 5 May 2015
Time: 6.45 – 8 pm
Venue: Main Lecture Theatre B117
Melbourne Design School, University of Melbourne, Building 133, Spencer Road, Carlton

Tix: Free, booking essential
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Getting there:
Train Stop: Melbourne Central then Tram
Tram Stop: Melbourne University
Bike route: Yes!
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The Art of the Anthropocene

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Daniel McCormick and May O’Brien, Watershed Restoration Sculpture, 2014

William L. Fox (USA) Director, Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art

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Imagine art, not just for art’s sake, but art that walks in the world; recording and archiving the human experience for present and future generations to learn and grow from. The anthropocene is an informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. Fox believes that without a record or archive of such art, we lose knowledge from generation to generation, which threatens a culture’s sustainability.

Watch William L. Fox’s Keynote Presentation

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Date: Wednesday 6 May 2015
Time: 6.30 – 8pm
Venue: The Spot, B01 (Copland Theatre) University of Melbourne, 198 Berkeley Street (corner Pelham Street Street), Carlton

Tix: Free, booking essential
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Getting there:
Train Stop: Melbourne Central then Tram
Tram Stop: Melbourne University
Bike route: Yes!
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Who Speaks for the Earth?: Energy, Politics and Art

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Ken & Julia Yonetani, Radioactive, 2012

A free public forum on how climate change and environmental risks are represented from different positions in the arts, politics and in debates on nuclear energy. Presented as part of the RMIT Gallery exhibition Japanese Art After Fukushima: Return of Godzilla and the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 festival celebrating and identifying Australian and international artists working with environmental ideas.

Speakers: Dr Helen Caldicott, Author and environmental activist; William L. Fox Director Art+Environment Nevada Museum of Art, USA; Associate Professor Linda Williams, RMIT School of Art; Professor Paul James, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney and Honorary Professor of Globalisation and Cultural Diversity in RMIT’s Globalism Research Centre; Professor Kate Rigby, Environmental Humanities, Monash University; David Buckland, Artist and Artistic Director, Cape Farewell UK.

Chair: Associate Professor Linda Williams, RMIT University.

Watch the public forum

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Date: Thursday 7 May 2015
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Tix: Free, booking essential
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Getting there:
Train Stop: Flinders Street
Tram Stop: Flinders Street / Federation Square
Bike route: Yes!
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