From: Rasa Smite <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Call: for ART AND RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES symposium
please see below Call for sending proposals for ART AND RENEWABLE
TECHNOLOGIES symposium that will take place in Latvia, Aizpute town,
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CALL for proposals:
Symposium for ART AND RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES
August 13-16 in Aizpute (Latvia)
The 4-day symposium gathering together artists, activists,
technologists, scientists and researchers, to share their ideas and
explorations which deal with renewable energy resources, alternative
ecological use of technologies, and other sustainability related issues.
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Environmental science and ecology - Ecosystem research - Permaculture
and biosystem design - Biomass as renewable energy resource - Critical
and alternative approaches to biotechnology
Sunlight as constant energy resource - Process of photosynthesis -
Solar energy technologies
Sustainability using open source/information approaches: in art and
grassroots culture, ecology, architecture and environmental design
[myths & legends]
Historical traditions and modern alternative solutions - Speculations
- Critical, utopian or scientific visions of future terrestrial energy
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The symposium will take place in artists residency center SERDE in
Aizpute, a small town in Kurzeme region of Latvia. SERDE is located in
old wooden historical building (that also will be used as a specific
case for which alternative and ecological approach in developing
sustainable systems and renewable energy technologies can be explored
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!!!!!!! Deadline: June 8, 2009
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Travel and accommodation/subsistence will be covered for 10
participants from Baltic and Nordic countries, and for 2 participants
from EU countries.
For others, participation costs include:
1) admission - free
2) travel (to Riga) - has to be covered by participants (local
transportation from Riga to Aizpute will be provided by organisers)
3) accommodation - 10-25 eur per night
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The outcomes of the symposium - new projects, artworks, co-productions
- will be presented during the international art and science
conference ENERGY that will take place in the framework of
Art+Communication festival in Riga, October 15-17, 2009.
Symposium is organised by RIXC, the center for new media culture
with the support of Nordic Culture Fund.
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