RE-DO, a Conference on Sustainability and Culture's Role in Sustainable Futures

28.10.2015. 00:00 | Aarhus

RE-DO, a conference on sustainability and culture's role in sustainable futures will take place in Aarhus, Denmark at the Moesgaard Museum (MOMU,, the brand new museum on prehistory and ethnography in the midst of the woods around Aarhus, Denmark, on 28 - 31 October 2015.

RE-DO is the second of a series of conferences organised by Aarhus University in cooperation with Aarhus 2017 (Aarhus Capital of Culture in 2017). The conference invites academics, practitioners, artists and activists to take part in the dialogue about sustainable cultures.

RE-DO indicates that sustainability has been, is and has to become something we do as part of our everyday practices and living in order to matter. In this sense cultural sustainability is viewed not just as an add-on to environmental agendas, but as the very precondition for their long-term success. Sustainability is already put to practice in every-day life, in citizen-based initiatives against food waste, in enterprising initiatives to avoid depopulation of outskirt regions, in integration initiatives targeting minority groups, immigrants and political refugees, and in all sorts of green initiatives in which citizens show care for biodiversity and wildlife conservation issues. Moreover, cultural sustainability may also serve as a productive focal point for rethinking policies and practices in traditional public sectors such as healthcare, education, children and elder care.

The conference aims at facilitating new dialogues between academics and practitioners in which knowledge-sharing, learning and development is at the core. As much as presenting answers and worked-through solutions, the conference aims at asking questions and stimulating discussion and reflection.

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