Sustainability

Through its work over the years, Espronceda has been committed to promoting sustainable development, i.e. meeting the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, as defined in the “Our Commons Future” report of 1987, a milestone for fair, just development in harmony with our planet. Since 2015, following the lines of the Agenda 2030, Espronceda has been actively promoting the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by collaborating with artistic, cultural and creative institutions around the world to explore, investigate and disseminate art as a tool for social and environmental change.

We believe there is a need to change our approach by redefining our position in the world, to overcome the current anthropocentric model and rewrite our future in an eco-centric and balanced way. For us, artistic research assumes an important educational role in raising awareness, informing and educating citizens about current issues, helping them to imagine creative solutions and effective alternatives to address the current ecological and systemic crisis. Art can help us to understand the true relational nature of all the world’s social and environmental ecosystems, and can sensitize the global community to more aware actions, stimulating the imagination to build positive futures in harmony with the whole Planet.

Following this philosophy, Espronceda, in many of its activities, connects art to the three pillars of sustainability – equity, environment, and economy – through artistic research projects, exhibitions, seminars, artist residencies, and civic engagement actions along three main lines:

  • Art for ecology 

 

el mar / la mer

Nathalie Rey curated by Olga Sureda

 

 

 

 

Anthropocenic Naturgemälde

Marta de los Pajaros

 

 

 

 

Téchne H.H

Verónica Vázquez

 

 

 

 

The Lives Beneath

Bianca Kennedy and Felix Kraus</h3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sidereal/Human Architectures

Anastasia Kosmadaki & Emile Pierret

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huella

Nil Nebot

 

 

 

 

 

  • Art and Science

 

 

 

ArtCosmos: Light – in honor of the International Year of Light established by the UNESCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Act Utopia Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art For Social Change Towards the Art of Demopraxia – LOOP CityScreen BCN 2020

In occasion of the Festival Loop CityScreen BCN 2020, this year at Espronceda we would like to present a project exhibition based on the project Third Paradise/Rebirth of Michelangelo Pistoletto and Cittadellarte, based on the importance of the art for social change. 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Guernica & Third Paradise : Art for Change and Peace

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition of Kids-Guernica and the Peace International Project, Espronceda is delighted to present the Art Webinar: Art for Change and Peace: Before, During and After Coronavirus

 

 

 

 

 

Kids’ Guernica Connection

On the occasion of the anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombing, a reminder for World Peace. The representatives will show the opening exhibitions at Nagasaki and Hiroshima and a quick tour of the exhibition displayed at Espronceda.

 

 

 

Hearts for the Earth : Peace and Solidarity

“Hearts for the Earth” is a new participating art project to connect people in the world. The project has been ideated and curated by Savina Tarsitano and Takuya Kaneda. The main aim of the project is to increase Solidarity and Peace in the world with a simple but strong word “Love”.

 

 

 

Roundtable “The Best Practice in Art and Education”

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition of Kids-Guernica and the Peace International Project, Espronceda is delighted to present the Art Webinar: Art for Change and Peace: Before, During and After Coronavirus

 

 

 

Art and Education: create with kids and families

A workshop for children between 5 and 9 years old led by the artist Savina Tarsitano and application of methods from the Tutti Frutti School of Languages for Children, Brussels.

 

 

 

Roundtable  – Crear, Pensar, Transformar

The Round table proposes mutual learning between the participants, a pretext to distinguish between all, areas where culture and society suggest questioning practices, new challenges and experiences that create knowledge.

 

 

 

 

Artistic journey  – Observe, Create, Be An Artist with EO

What is art?
What is the process of art?
How do artists create?
                                                                                    Can anything be considered art?

 

 

The relationship between art, performance and body language

Can we then consider the performance as part of the visual arts, as a new and innovative contemporary element? If this new and innovative relationship exists, what are the limits, the boundaries between the visual arts, the language of the body and the performance? And what are the changes made in recent years? In this perspective what happens also in the field of education? What is the new role of academic institutions? It exists a stronger contamination, interdisciplinary between the art departments?

 

Happy Culture Hours by ENCATC

Happy Culture Hours is aninitiative of ENCATC launched in early 2013, in partnership with the Creative Europe Desks Wallonie-Bruxelles and Vlaanderen, the Cultural Happy Hours aim to catalyse international partnerships, cross sectorial exchanges, collaborations and knowledge transfers among networks and organisations acting in the field of arts and culture based in Brussels, strengthen the Belgian artistic and cultural scene and its European projects by enlarging their audience, connect with a variety of stakeholders based in Brussels through culture; and create innovative partnerships among cultural, business and education sectors.

 

 

 

The role of art for a social and responsible change in society

This debates aims to underline the importance of the role of art for a responsible change in society. In particularly, the analysis is on Rebirth/Third paradise project of Michelangelo Pistoletto and Cittadellarte in connection with the International children project Kids’-Guernica inspired to the work of Pablo Picasso for a peaceful world. How nowadays it is important to create cooperation between economic, politic, social world, to create and to elaborate new solution for a better world.

 

 


Art & Education by Istituto Comprensivo Perri-Pitagora

The occasion of the 20th birthday of the project international Kids-Gernica, where the children bring
peace in the world being inspired by the work of Pablo Picasso, and of the artistic rebirth/tercer Paraiso project from the Italian artist Michealngelo Pistoletto and Cittadellarte.

In this occasion a delegation from the Japanese members and founders of Kids.Guernica were present,
as well as the language school Bruxelles Tutti Frutti, to discuss about the importance of the topics like the social responsibility, the atmosphere, piece, the solidarity the cooperation and others.

 

 

 

 

 

“Art has an historical mission that can be seen primarily in its capacity to critically re-orient human experience”
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Pietro Montani, Bio – aesthetics. Common sense, technique and art in the age of globalization, Carocci, Rome: 2014. p. 82)