Art and Renewable Technologies

Symposium is organised by RIXC, The center for new media culture with the support of Nordic Culture Fund, and Nordic Culture Point


The 4-day symposium gathering together artists, activists, technologists, scientists and researchers, to share their ideas and explorations which deal with renewable energy resources, alternative ecological use of technologies, and other sustainability related issues.
[bio / eco]
Environmental science and ecology – Ecosystem research – Permaculture and biosystem design – Biomass as renewable energy resource – Critical and alternative approaches to biotechnology
[solar energy]
Sunlight as constant energy resource – Process of photosynthesis – Solar energy technologies
[open source]
Sustainability using open source/information approaches: in art and grassroots culture, ecology, architecture and environmental design
[myths & legends]
Historical traditions and modern alternative solutions – Cultural transformations: energy in nature and in city – Future visions of terrestrial energy
The symposium will take place in artists residency center SERDE in Aizpute, a small town in Kurzeme region of Latvia. SERDE is located in old wooden historical building that also will be used as a specific case for which alternative and ecological approach in developing sustainable systems and renewable energy technologies can be explored and applied.
The outcomes of the symposium – new projects, artworks, co-productions – will be presented during the international art and science conference ENERGY that will take place in the framework of Art+Communication festival in Riga, October 8-10, 2009. (The call for proposals for ENERGY festival and conference is currently open: deadline August 31, 2009.