OSU seeks eco-art projects for climate change symposium

2013-12-26T10:00:00Z OSU seeks eco-art projects for climate change symposiumCorvallis Gazette-Times Corvallis Gazette Times
December 26, 2013 10:00 am  • 

The Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature and the Written Word at Oregon State University is seeking proposals for interactive art projects that demonstrate how people can live happily and healthily on an altered planet — without “exhausting the Earth.”

The winning artist will receive a $2,000 award and the work will be featured in a symposium, “Transformation Without Apocalypse: How to Live Well on an Altered Planet.” The event will be held Feb. 14-15 at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center.

The deadline for proposals is Jan. 13. Details are available on the Spring Creek Project website: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/node/953

“Even though a majority of Americans now understand that climate change is upon us and radical changes are necessary, it’s still very difficult to imagine how to live without exhausting the Earth,” said Charles Goodrich, director of the Spring Creek Project. “So we are asking area artists to send us proposals for artworks that offer tangible visions of new/old ways to live.”

The February symposium will feature presentations by environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, writer and philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore, novelists Ursula K. LeGuin and Kim Stanley Robinson, and other speakers.

Reporter Bennett Hall can be contacted at 541-758-9529 or bennett.hall@gazettetimes.com.

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