Interactive eco-art projects sought for February symposium


CORVALLIS, Ore. – 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 we can live happily and healthily on an altered planet – without “exhausting the Earth.”

The artist whose work is selected 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 on the art projects is Monday, 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, Kim Stanley Robinson and other speakers.  It’s being organized by OSU’s Spring Creek Project and supported by several departments and programs in OSU’s College of Liberal Arts.

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