Arti et Amicitiae

Where: Amsterdam

Date: Nov 2, 2019

Arti et Amicitiae stands for art and friendship. It is a society where makers and enthusiasts come together. The building, designed by Berlage, has room for all kinds of initiatives by modern artists. A nice, central place to meet and discover. The Museum Night is also the opening of the Pleuriversum Universum art event. Various artists took over the entire building for two weeks. Are you inspired by contemporary art here? Then also visit De Appel.


Where: Amsterdam

Date: Nov 2 - 15, 2019

In 'Pleuriversum' all makers and speakers play with the issue of global ecological threats and the current climate debate. We look at our planet as a closed system in which small changes in one place can also have an effect elsewhere - positive or negative. 

From the visual arts, social design, performance art, fashion, philosophy, literature and science, the art manifestation is set up as an ecological system in itself. Starting with our own body as a self-regulating cycle, increasingly zooming in on the world around us, the manifestation meanders throughout the entire Arti building as one sensory laboratory. With stimulating ideas and playful, surprising insights from cultured meat ice cream and beauty articles from body juices, to a Groningen ditch and its inhabitants, European lobby in pulse fishing and the consequences of nuclear disaster Fukushima.

Eco City World Summit

Where: Vancouver
Date: Oct 7 - 11, 2019

Site synopsis: The World Gathers for Ecocity World Summit 2019
Can cities be both ecologically healthy and socially just? There are no easy answers, not even in Vancouver, one of the world’s greenest cities. Yet multiple solutions are emerging with new leadership and new partnerships. Ecocity 2019 is where these breakthroughs and advances will be shared. Jointly hosted by the City of Vancouver and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, join Mayor Kennedy Stewart and a host of local, regional and global experts converging in Vancouver this October to build the bridge to socially just and ecologically sustainable cities

Design Exhibition

Launch: Fall 2018; Exhibition: Spring 2019

A show imagining climate museums around the world, with contributions from major international architects. Curated by Reed Kroloff. (Image credit: Brandon Wang)


HumanNature lecture series- Sydney



HumanNature lecture series - sydney



The Humanities in a Time of Environmental Crisis

Sydney Environmental Humanities Lecture Series, 2018

Environmental change seems to be happening all around us, and yet voices differ over its causes and consequences. At the same time, our human activity is playing an increasingly significant role in shaping the earth and its future possibilities.

This landmark lecture series will offer a range of talks by leading international scholars in the Environmental Humanities. It will draw on insights from history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, and related disciplines and explore the important roles that the humanities can play in addressing some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our day.

This Lecture Series is jointly funded and coordinated by the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, Western Sydney University, the University of Sydney and the Australian Museum.