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Transdisciplinary Play in 3 Acts: Monday 23 June 2014, 10:0018:00
Exhibition: 24 27 June 2014, 07:00-21:00
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU),Foyer of Franz Schwackhöfer Haus, Peter Jordan-Straße 82, 1190 Vienna
Check-in / 09:0010:00
Introduction / 10:0010:45
Act 1 / 11:0012:30
Act 2 / 13:4515:15
Act 3 / 15:3017:00
Wrap-up / 17:1518:00
Metaphysics of Opportunity Costs Shaping Spaces of Sustainability
Making decisions is a complex process. Not only does it require the individual to take into account various factors like opportunity costs, estimated consequences of a decision and the workload involved, it almost always involves communication and collaboration with others as well. The importance of a factor has to be considered and discussed. More often than not it turns out, that what seems sustainable to one actor is considered beside the point and not taken as seriously by another.
By asking you to cooperate in small groups to construct a sustainable landscape and attach specific properties to the materials involved, you are confronted with a (playful) decision making process. The outcome will be transferred to a model and assessed. The collaborative creative action reflects the qualities of apparently mainly rational scientific and less rational artistic decision making and gives an idea how those different approaches can cross-fertilize. The resulting patchwork landscape-sculptures will be displayed in the foyer.
Meat the Action! Arena
Walk a mile in someone elses shoes: Play the role of a stakeholder discussing and deciding on the issue of artificial meat. Followed by an analysis of the discussion.
The Green Storm
maNature The Missing Gap
IPCC-reports that agriculture contributes to a large extent to the greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. In a referendum the public asked the government to enhance climate protection in agriculture.Now, you as the government get a certain budget to develop strategies and to support and fund solutions and present them in a press conference.
Emissions trading is a well-established market-based approach to achieve reductions in CO2 emissions. In this module you will apply this principle to two sectors where exponential growth is taking place: scientific publishing and artwork production. To limit the ever-growing output each scientist/artist will be allocated a certain quota that he/she is allowed to produce per year. You will explore the consequences of such a system for various stakeholder groups.
The transformation of scientific theses into edible taste experiences.
Taste the Abstract
From 199193 eight people lived inside a closed ecological system in the Arizona desert. The miniature world under glass included its own ocean, rainforest and farm, its crew explored both future life in space and our planetary biosphere. Ralo Mayers artistic research investigates Biosphere 2 in the context of socio-political and technological global changes of the past decades.
Biosphere 2 and Performative Research - Lecture by Ralo Mayer
Art & Science
University of Applied Arts Vienna
+43 (0) 1 71133 2250www.dieangewandte.at/artscience
Doctoral School of Sustainable Development
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)
+43 (0) 1 47654 7281www.dokne.boku.ac.at