Toward a Sustainable Attitude: Aesthetics, the Arts, and the Environment

Together with NYU Tandon and Universität Bern, on October 6-8 2022, Ca’ Foscari hosts the international conference “Toward a Sustainable Attitude: Aesthetics, the Arts, and the Environment”. Set in the Aula Magna of Ca’ Dolfin, the conference investigates sustainability challenges from a philosophical and artistic perspective.

Two aspects will be explored particularly, the first one related to the way sustainability is sensed and understood in different cultural and social contexts, the other one to the way artists contribute to the debate on sustainability at an experiential and conceptual level.

The conference is based on the fieldwork done in art and sustainability at Ca’ Foscari in the last eight years, especially through the Sustainable Art Prize founded by Sustainable Ca’ Foscari at the art fair of ArtVerona and its subsequent public art projects developed in Venice.

Call for papers

The conference is organised and funded by Ca’ Foscari’s Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities at the Department of Humanities, Sustainable Ca’ Foscari and the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage.

See here the complete call for papers open until March 31, 2022


PHOTO: Sasha Vinci, "A Human Flower Wall" (2019), Performance New York City, courtesy the artist and aA29 Project Room, ph. credits Margaryta Bushkin

Last update: 12/08/2022