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    Post  mudra on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:35 am


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    Post  B.B.Baghor on Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:14 am

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    Can we still learn something about sustainability – something that lifts us out of the prejudice and conformities of current
    policy and practice? Can we gain new insight by debating the various outcomes of sustainable architecture and urbanism?

    The Triennale catalogue is a critical and playful investigation of sustainability’s influence on architecture over the last 70 years.
    Everything from historical studies of green building practices to excess consumerism and waste, from ecology to new innovations,
    are being investigated in new ways. Readers are invited to a thought-awakening, humorous and visual journey of one of our
    times most used terms.

    The catalogue, which is in English, contains texts and images provided by curators Rotor along with selected authors and guest writers.  
    The catalogue was published prior to the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2013. The editor is Helle Benedicte Berg, and graphic design is done
    by NODE Oslo Berlin.

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    The book ‘Behind the Green Door – A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture Through 600 Objects
    portrays the prevailing green wave in architecture and the many controversies that surround it.
    Based on the Rotor’s acclaimed exhibition and research for the Oslo Architecture Triennale,
    600 supposed sustainable objects are presented and discussed over 368 pages.
    The book is enriched with comments from over 100 international experts.

    Editors: Rotor
    Contributors: Rotor + 100 international experts
    Publisher: Oslo Architecture Triennale
    Language: English
    Price: NOK 239 (+ shipping and handling) / Euros 28 (+ shipping and handling)

    “In popular consciousness there are two main camps in the sustainability debate: the moralists who want
    us to forsake all pleasures, and the cynics who want to earn money on quick-fix technological solutions.
    In Behind the Green Door, Rotor present a third position in the form of an undogmatic inquiry, open to all
    the paradoxes and dilemmas of the contemporary crisis.”
    Mari Hvattum, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway

    “Both as an exhibition and as a publication Behind The Green Door manages to pinpoint the contradictions
    and dilemmas contained within the contemporary understanding of ‘sustainability’. It provides a most
    appropriate reference for those of us interested in the continuous evolution of this term.”
    Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, founding partner, Snøhetta, Oslo, Norway


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    Post  B.B.Baghor on Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:23 am

    Gaia Education - at the cutting edge of Sustainability 2011

    Gaia Education promotes a holistic approach to education for sustainable development
    by developing curricula for sustainable community design. While drawing upon best
    practices within ecovillages worldwide, Gaia Education works in partnership with
    universities, ecovillages, government and non-government agencies and the United Nations.
    CC-license: by-nc-nd 3.0.

    Whatever agenda or background intention may be present in this work, I simply love co-operative
    work and connecting with people from all over the world, meeting at the waterpump. I love the friction
    of different cultures and individual differences, worked out in ways that don't use words, in the practice
    of working hands. And to make visible what the mind preaches, in this way, preferably creating with the
    clay of her majesty planet Earth Wink

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    Beyond Back Yard Sustainability Empty May 5th Liberation Day - Seeding Questions Dijkspark Amsterdam

    Post  B.B.Baghor on Fri May 01, 2015 7:27 am

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    Seeding questions Experiments with sowing

    "From the questions' design we smoothly moved to the experiments with the seeds and the seeding paper. We wanted to find out inside of which of the three types of rice paper (really thin one, a bit thicker and the thickest), the seeds of Garden Cress and Rucola, will grow better and faster. Our team also used special organic potato glue totally free of any preservatives, so it would be possible to glue two pieces of paper together, creating a small seed bag. This way it will be really handy to place it on top of the ground or directly into it".


    Casting Doubts
    The questions in Casting Doubts are based on earlier research by artist Jasmin Moeller (The Reality of Theory) and are inspired by the essay "The myth of artisthood by art historian Camiel van Winkel. In this work, van Winkel distinguishes three types of artists: Romantic, Modernistic and Beaux-Art. Answering the questions does not only serve to start a conversation, but also show what kind of artist you would have been. Do you identify more with Van Gogh, Marine Abramović or Miss Van?"

    "Do you feel free? Do you break taboos? On May 5th (Liberation Day), join us in Casting Doubts: help sow Amsterdam’s newest hot spot: Dijkspark. Thirty questions about life and art lead you along the green walkway. As the audience, you answer by sowing seeds. This way, in the summer your answers grow into a a lush infographic. With Casting Doubts, Jasmin Moeller, Masha Ru and Mediamatic present a new public space installation.

    The opening is from 16:00 until 19:00. Concurrently, Dijksgracht will host the Freedom Meals. Drop by for a drink and get a nice snack from one of the stalls.

    The Installation
    Casting Doubts asks thirty questions during a walking tour through Dijkspark. Large flower pots have been set up in a grid and show the questions on their sides. As a visitor, you are supplied a punch card containing flower seeds. You answer by pushing the appropriate answer seed from the card into the flower pot, sowing your answer in the ground.

    At the moment, Dijksgracht’s head is under much development. Local residents, together with Klimmuur Centraal, Hannekes Boom, Barco Restaurant, the Shaffy Tuin and Mediamatic are working to keep Dijkspark bee-friendly, biodiverse and (mostly) free from cars. The Casting Doubts project is one of many initiatives to contribute to this goal. In our selection of flower seeds, a beekeeper was consulted.

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    Dijksgracht Freedom Meal
    Casting Doubts opens Tuesday May 5th, Liberation Day, when we celebrate freedom. Concurrently, Dijksgracht will host Streetdiners, as a part of the May 4th and 5th Freedom Meals. More information on the program, the participants and the meals can be found here".


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