Kiasma is pleased to be hosting this GRASSROOTS conference in partnership with the Halikonlahti Green Art and the MSL, The Union for Rural Culture and Education. The conference receives support by Finnish Ministry of Education and by various European Cultural Institutions.
GRASSROOTS is a 2-day conference, a public forum for discovering and debating the wide field art and ecology today with renowed and specialist speakers leading the way. You don’t need to be a specialist, just come with an open and enquiry mind.
GRASSROOTS is a meeting place for people who will still seek motivation, inspiration, critical discussion and creative interaction (workshops). Audience are exploring on the edge cooperation, regional development through arts and ecology. We are looking into Creative Partnerships: Unleashing Collaborative Power.
Some folks, though, are working towards a different aesthetic. Artistic practice aims to offer interpretations and models of thinking about the natural world, suggests an ecological and ethical perspective that help to promote a sustainable future. Furthermore people in different disciplines are seeking ways to make what’s good for our communities and ecosystems work better and resonate more effectively.
GRASSROOTS takes us beyond passive care and into the realm of creativeAction. Towards changing the way we think about our environment – from vision to commitment.