'Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances' is a two-year collaborative programme by WHW, Zagreb, Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit, Berlin and the Rijksakademie, focusing on artistic ecologies and eco-social practices.Through an exchange between these three partners, the project includes seminars, lectures, workshops, study groups, art residencies, exhibitions and the International Degrowth conference with a common goal to promote new eco-social alliances. 'Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances' is addressing that the ‘growth model’ that our current society is based on is deeply damaged and instead of pushing for bigger and better productions, organisations in culture now need to prioritise programmes that are more sustainable. This might be the last moment to stop, rethink and replan our future and engage all available resources towards social and environmental transformation.
Through art residencies, seminars, conference, radio podcasts, lectures, workshops, and collaborations with various groups and eco-social activists, the project creates sites for sharing methodologies.
Artistic Ecologies is co-funded by European Commission’s Creative Europe programme
The Rijksakademie initiates projects and collaborates with other institutions in the Netherlands as well as globally.