Conference - Emergence of a global culture of ecology, where are the artists?
February 10, 2020, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Conference and discussion with Loïc Fel, co-founder of COAL
When: Monday February 10, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Café du Monument National
1182 boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2S5
What are the findings and what do artists imagine in a context of ecological and united transition?
The COAL art and ecology association was created in France in 2008 by professionals in contemporary art, ecology and research with the aim of fostering the emergence of a culture of ecology. In a multidisciplinary and innovative spirit, COAL mobilizes artists and cultural actors on societal and environmental issues in collaboration with institutions, NGOs, scientists and businesses and supports the essential role of creation and culture in the catches of awareness and the implementations of concrete solutions. These links between culture and sustainable development are today the subject of a real international dynamic in which COAL is participating as the leading French player. COAL reveals and places culture on the agenda of ecological transition. This conference will also be an opportunity to present the COAL Art and Ecology prizes, which receive nominations until March 1, 2020.
Loïc Fel, is co-founder of the influence for good agency, the Countermarks program and COAL. Doctor of Philosophy, his thesis in epistemology of science, published by Champ Vallon (2008) under the title L’esthétique verte, focused on ecology and environmental aesthetics. Convinced that philosophy cannot be reduced to research, it is in the implementation of the ecological transition that he tests the his convictions. With influence for good, through assistance to the contracting authority, it supports promoters in the implementation of the sustainable city, through influence campaigns it promotes players in finance, luxury and foundations to more virtuous practices to bring together the interests of the economic world, those of the planet and of the society. With the Countermarks program, it promotes a culture of more responsible consumption.
The arrival of Loïc Fel is made possible thanks to the invitation of Recto-Verso productions as part of the Multi Month and the support of the French Consulate.
The event is co-organized by Écoscéno, LA SERRE - performing arts and the National Theater School of Canada.
For more information, contact Anne-Catherine Lebeau at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 514 839-6207