[UNITA] Arts, environnement et écologie (Pau)

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UNITA Autumn school: Arts, Environnement and EcologyPau Campus - Registration before October 1, 2022

Andy Goldsworthy, Sentinelle, 1999, Vallées de la Réserve Géologique de Haute-Provence
Andy Goldsworthy, Sentinelle, 1999, Vallées de la Réserve Géologique de Haute-Provence

Over the last two decades, ecological themes and environmental issues have become increasingly important in all areas of artistic creation, as demonstrated, for example, by the latest edition of "La littorale", the Anglet contemporary art biennal (August 7 - October 31, 2021). In parallel to the collective awareness of the extent of the contemporary ecological crisis, human and social sciences have been led to rethink the relationship between human beings and their environment, and to take the measure of the epistemological, political, social and aesthetic disruptions involved. New disciplines have emerged, such as environmental aesthetics, history and sociology, anthropology of nature, ecosophy, human ecology and eco-criticism.

The intensive training proposed by the thematic school "Arts, environment and ecology" will aim the evaluation of the theoretical advances made in these various disciplinary fields, and their relevance in the elaboration of new tools of analysis and interpretative models for ecological artistic proposals. But it will also take into account the singularity of cultural and artistic initiatives developed, on a local level, by institutions, collectives, associations involved in the defense of the environment and in the promotion of ecological arts. 



  • DATES FOR PHYSICAL MOBILITY: From October 17th to October 21th 2022
  • PERIOD FOR VIRTUEL COMPONENT: From October 5th to October 7th 2022
  • LOCATION: Pau University Campus
  • TARGET AUDIENCE: Master and PhD students (litterature, arts, cultural studies, sociology, philosophy)
  • LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: French and English
  • REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of Contemporary Arts History and/or Environmental Humanities
  • ORGANIZATION: Sabine Forero (UPPA)