Online discussion "Art&Ecology: How to Live Together?"

February 11, 19:00



February 11, 19:00 (UTC+3)

How to organize art commissions and exhibitions on eco-agenda environmentally friendly? What environmental actions are behind the scenes of art projects? And how an art institution could respond to the climate crisis?

As part of the public program of the HYDRA exhibition, these and other questions will be discussed by representatives of organizations whose main focus is connection between new media art and eco-agenda:

IHME Helsinki commissions works of contemporary art that unite the worlds of art, science and climate work. Each year they produce a public artwork and a series of events that offer vision and hope amid the environmental crises. The current mission of IHME is to explore how to exist as a high-quality contemporary art commissioning agency, and how are we to collaborate internationally and create relevant discourse in the age of environmental crisis? 

Quo Artis is an international non-profit organization, based in Barcelona, that seeks to generate connections between art, science and technology, acting as a bridge between professionals in these fields. The foundation curates, organizes and produces exhibitions, expeditions, conferences and workshops, as well as directing the production of projects on request and conducts research related to art and science. Most of the projects of the foundation are related to the Ecological Emergency.

The course "Sustainable Creative Practices" by Ianina Prudenko and Alexei Shulgin for the Rodchenko Art School (Moscow) aims to equip young artists with an eco-conscious attitude to their work, knowledge and skills needed for "sustainable artistic practice" – from the creation of an artwork to its exhibiting and eventual disposal.

Invisible Dust is the environmental art-science organisation from the UK established in 2009. Invisible Dust brings together leading artists and scientists to create exciting works of art. Through art, we help people connect emotionally with climate change. We lay the groundwork for individuals and communities to take positive action on the climate crisis. To engage individuals who have little opportunity otherwise and facilitate conversation between groups who struggle to come together.
“Reside / Sustain” aims at developing environmental agency in regards to residencies while enabling and examining ecological activity in Russia and Finland. The pursuit is to look at how a residency organization can function as a platform to join interests together and activate practical solutions alongside the thematic thinking on environmental and ecological aspects that always connect with wider political and social aspects. 

The event will be streamed on the Sevcable Port Youtube channel:

The event is supported by The Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg.