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The Big Green

The project's website

With our flagship project, The Big Green, we are bringing environmentally-engaged artists under one large-scale umbrella initiative and experiment with innovative ways of using art to promote sustainability.

Including:

  • Positive Utopias:
    We urge artists to create forward-looking, positive narratives which expand our imagination and our concept of what is possible. They should draw attention to the opportunities in switching to more sustainable ways of living, rather than focusing exclusively on the threats of climate change.
  • Artivism:
    Using art as a tool for fostering social change & disseminating critical information about the ecology and the climate.
  • Ecological learning:
    Using art as a method of learning about the environment. For many, art might also provide more sustainable ways of learning than what traditional curricula offer.
  • Natural heritage interpretation:
    Reinterpreting what role our environment plays in our individual and collective identities, our relationship with nature, our responsibility towards it, what we inherited and what heritage we pass on to the next generations.
  • Research:
    Measure and analyse how art can contribute to behavioural changes related to social-ecological transformation.
  • Policy & framework building:
    Sharing best practices, providing guidelines on how artists and scientists can best work together, build a facilitative policy environment to better exploit the potentials of the sector in promoting sustainability.

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Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

About Green Academy

Pro Progressione’s Green Pillar emphasizes the integration of artistic practices with the more-than-human environment. We lead and collaborate on various projects, focusing on sustainability and connecting artists with critical environmental issues.

Although these events are directly linked to projects such as The Big Green, we aim to provide an open platform for the cultural and creative sectors, inviting our partners to join the Academy. Following our 2024 pilot phase, we plan to organize five more lectures next year. These events are open to registered participants and offer not only learning experiences but also the opportunity to form a community of professionals dedicated to environmentally conscious art.

The Big Green project behind Green Academy is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Green Academy Seminar Series – Episode 1
Learning to Learn: How to Practise Art for a Convivial Future
Date: 06 June 2024, Thursday, at 18:00 CET.
Lecturer: Prof. Jan van Boeckel

Green Academy Seminar Series – Episode 2
How to Build a Beast: Changing the World with Wonder and Joy
Date: 27 June 2024, Thursday, at 18:00 CET.
Lecturer: Issac Yuen