Relationships between culture and environment in the context of Time Space Existence
Join Estonian photographer Annika Haas for a panel discussion on environmental awareness in art and architecture, and how to preserve and create spaces for different species in a meaning of Time, Space and Existence.
Although human beings are one of the most capable animals of learning in nature, they are not going to change their habits easily in order to improve the living environment by supporting and preserving its natural diversity. Artists Annika Haas and Elo Liiv, and researcher Helen Sooväli-Sepping from Estonia will discuss the role of culture in the environmental awareness, climate crisis and the green transition and how mental values can affect the ecological situation.
Elo Liiv is a sculptor based in Estonia, whose creation is characterised by versatility, installability and experimentation. Her works reflect world-views and social and environmental issues.
Elo Liiv: “In my art, three main areas are clearly outlined, the system or network of relations between society and the environment, social darkness and the human soul’s search for a way out of internal or external chaos, biodiversity of life.”
Helen Sooväli-Sepping is a Vice-Rector for Green Transformation at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
Helen Sooväli-Sepping: “Talking and debating on environmental change and climate change may have two unpredictable impacts on citizens: we either activate or freeze. How can we turn on everyone’s activity button? As author and editor of numerous academic and non-academic articles I have been working for 10+ years on questions of social and cultural sustainability as a scientist, trying to make my research matter so that it would trigger debate and change in the society.”
Annika Haas is a photo artist based in Estonia, who is interested in the relationship between humans and the environment and the influence of culture on changing the ecological situation.
Hannika Haas: “Through the creative process, I try to connect different generations and ways of thinking in order to cultivate an environmentally conscious and considerate attitude towards everything around.”
This event is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Culture
The conference will take place at Palazzo Mora and will be live streamed online. Attendance is free of charge and seats are based on a first come first serve basis.