-20 April-

Keynote lectures,
18:00 – 20:00
Kompozitorių namai (A. Mickevičiaus st. 29, Vilnius)

🔗‍ Victoria Ivanova (Serpentine Galleries)
🔗‍ Sofia Lemos (TBA21 Academy)

-21 April-

Workshop programme,
10:00 – 17:00
Rupert (Vaidilutės st. 79, Vilnius)

In workshops we will think how advanced technologies can remodel our perception of the environment and reconfigure operations of art institutions. Registration SOON!

🔗‍ Trust (Berlin): Lina Martin-Chan & Calum Bowden
🔗‍ Gallery Climate Coalition (London): Aoife Fannin

20 participants.

10:00 – 13:00

Decentralization: From Digital to IRL and Back Again
by Trust (Lina Martin-Chan & Calum Bowden)

Since its inception, the internet and technologies revolving around it have become a host for radical thinking and action. Advances in technology created digital infrastructures that in turn prompted inquiries into new (or reanimated) forms of (self) organisation. Some of the recent developments – blockchain and DAO – extends these inquiries and aims to disrupt increasing centralization of web 2.0 while formulating decentralised contours of web3. 

Among a host of tactics, decentralisation of networks and hybridization of operational protocols highlighted the potential of different forms of decision making and democratic organisational principles. These forms – often having deep historical roots and revitalised in digital spaces – proved to be a fertile ground to rethink operations of art institutions.

Far-reaching technological advancements created ecosystems where contradicting ideologies merged with volatile markets, often blurring the boundaries between success and failure, between communal efforts and clandestine profiteering. As the computational power increased exponentially, so did the uncertainty and anxiety of its growing users. During Earth Bonds, invited speakers, facilitators and performers will examine these complex ecosystems and with hope to pave the way for user-oriented implementations of advanced technologies within art institutions.

14:00 – 17:00

Towards Environmental Responsibility: Impact Measurement & Action in the Cultural Sector
by Gallery Climate Coalition (Aoife Fannin)

As cultural institutions and residency hosts, what is our collective role and responsibility in the fight against the climate crisis? What strategies and practices can we implement to limit our impacts? How can we remain international, inclusive and expansive, whilst moving towards an environmentally responsible cultural landscape? How can we stimulate regenerative ways of working and hold one another accountable? 

The session will be structured around an introductory presentation to the work of the Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC), followed by participatory discussions aimed at engaging participants in timely conversations about our collective role in tackling the climate emergency; generating actionable, expansive and collaborative solutions to aid the shift towards environmentally responsible operations.

GCC will also provide an introduction to and demo of their Carbon Calculator, answering questions and taking feedback on its application and utility. The workshop will also focus on how to create a culture of climate consciousness to support decarbonisation, as well as data collection, analysis & target setting.  

This will be an opportunity to ask questions of the hosts and of each other, share practice, surface actionable strategies, and identify areas for collaboration and further action. 

-22 April-

Art programme,
Rupert (Vaidilutės st. 79, Vilnius)

🔗‍ Jasper Griepink
🔗‍ Jenna Sutela
🔗‍ Barnett Cohen,
🔗‍ Marissa Lee Benedict & David Rueter
🔗‍ Ngoc Nau


Official 🔗‍Earth Bonds🔗‍ afterparty: Isla to Isla: 5 years of adventures {} @ Gallery 1987 (Kauno st. 32, Vilnius)

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Earth Bonds partners: Vilniaus miesto savivaldybė, Nordic Culture Point, „Tech Zity“, Lietuvos Kompozitorių sąjunga.

Symposium is a part of the long-term project ‘the sustainable institution’, implemented together with partners E-WERK Luckenwalde (Germany) and LUMA Arles (France).

‘the sustainable institution’ is co-funded by the European Union, Teltow Fläming, Musikfonds and the Lithuanian Cultural Council.

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the other granting authorities. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.