LAUNCH OF THE SECOND OPEN CALL FOR THE “EARTH WATER SKY” RESIDENCE AT CA’FOSCARI UNIVERSITY IN VENICE

The Didier and Martine Primat Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the second open call  for the “Earth Water Sky” residency and artistic production program in the field of art and environmental sciences.

This artistic program is run by Ca’Foscari University and Science Gallery Venice, in collaboration with internationally renowned curator Ariane Koek.

This year, the call for applications is placed under the theme of the Wind.

What is the wind? Where does it come from? And why does it blow? These were questions which preoccupied thinkers in the Renaissance and led to the development of a global science, including the creation of the concept of the atmosphere.

The future laureate selected by the Jury* will work mainly with the international researcher and historian of science and philosophy, Craig Martin, author of a world history of wind at Ca Foscari University in Venice.

The details of this call, supported by the Didier and Martine Primat Foundation, is available below:

https://opencall.sciencegallery.com/earth-water-sky-residency

* In addition to the curator Ariane Koek and Professor Craig Martin, the jury is composed of an international curator or external artist specialized in the field of environmental arts; a representative of Science Gallery Venice and a representative of the Didier and Martine Primat Foundation.

 

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EARTH WATER SKY ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EMMA CRITCHLEY IN VENICE UNTIL NOVEMBER 1ST

Emma Critchley is back in Venice for the second part of her residency and will give a talk about her process of developing artistic work with the knowledge she is learning from the Ice Memory Team at the Natural History Museum in Venice on October 22nd.

Please see the invitation below:

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CIWF ON ANIMAL WELFARE IN FARMING

The Didier and Martine Primat Foundation has concluded a new partnership agreement in the field of animal welfare in farming with the CIWF organization.

The mission of CIWF, Compassion in World Farming, is to study and encourage the implementation of all initiatives to develop animal welfare-friendly farming practices and propose viable and sustainable alternatives to intensive livestock farming. Here’s a podcast on France culture where you can hear a CIWF representative speaking about their current work.

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THE COOPERATIVE LEARNING METHODS OF ISABELLE PELOUX SOON TO BE AVAILABLE ONLINE ON “ETREPROF.FR”

In 2020, 40,000 French teachers will discover Isabelle Peloux’s cooperative learning methods via the digital self-help platform “êtreprof.fr”, which will give open access to 4 video tutorials providing useful tips on how to improve classroom management.

Supported by the Primat Foundation, the project consists in pooling Isabelle Peloux’s unique experience and teaching skills with those of the SynLab organisation, which gathers a large teaching community through its digital support and training platform “etreprof.fr”.

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GCSP 2020 HIGH-LEVEL WORKSHOP ON EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, ETHICS, SECURITY AND GOVERNANCE IN GENEVA.

The GSCP (Geneva Center for Security Policy) with the support of the Primat Foundation will implement in 2020 a High-Level Workshop on Emerging Technologies, Ethics, Security and Governance aimed specifically at key-decision makers of international institutions in Geneva.

The purpose of this high-level workshop is to convene senior decision-makers from Geneva-based international organizations and influential non-governmental organizations with leading thinkers and academics dealing with emerging technologies and reflect together on their ethical, security and governance implications.

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SCIENCE GALLERY “EARTH WATER SKY” RESIDENCY BEGINS IN VENICE WITH UK ARTIST EMMA CRITCHLEY

June saw the beginning of the first Science Gallery “Earth Water Sky” Residency at Ca Foscari University Venice.

The laureate of the Science Gallery “Earth Water Sky” Residency, Emma Critchley, a UK artist known for her exceptional and imaginative artwork filmed and photographed underwater, came for a visit in Venice this June 2019. The artist met and worked with Professor Carlo Barbante a leading scientist of ICE MEMORY- an international heritage project to create a library of ice cores in Antarctica to protect these invaluable scientific records from melting as the climate becomes warmer.

Emma will return again from September 22nd until October 25th 2019 to complete her residency. Following this “immersion”, the artist will envision the creation of an artwork inspired by her dialogue with the Ice Memory team. This piece will be exhibited next year during the Venice Architectural Biennale.

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15 NEW MICRO-INITIATIVES REWARDED IN MONACO TO FIGHT POLLUTION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

On the occasion of the Monaco Ocean Week and as part of its third call for micro-initiatives, the Beyond Plastic Med (BEMED) platform has just rewarded 15 new winners who are developing effective and sustainable solutions to combat plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea.

The initiative supported by the Didier and Martine Primat Foundation is implemented by the Foundation Prince Albert II of Monaco in collaboration with Mava, Tara Expeditions, Surfrider Europe and IUCN.

For more information: http://beyondplasticmed.org/bemed/

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DOCUMENTARY ON THE EDUCATION CENTER « UNIVERSITÉ DOMAINE DU POSSIBLE » 

Discover the research and training activities and products of the “Domaine du Possible” a research-action program focused on the experimentation and development of new agro-ecological and food models co-financed by the Didier and Martine Primat Foundation. The objective: to invent alternative ways of producing food, to provide farmers with sustainable incomes and to feed people with farming systems that respect both nature and human beings.

 

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EMMA CRITCHLEY WINS EARTH WATER SKY RESIDENCY PROGRAM IN VENICE

We are pleased to announce that underwater artist Emma Critchley (UK) is the first winner of the three-year Earth Water Sky residency programme hosted by Science Gallery Venice and Ca’ Foscari University.

The jury awarded the prize to Emma Critchley for ‘the originality and beauty’ of her proposed project which in the words of Professor Carlo Barbante was the most evocative of the Ice Memory project which he leads at Ca Foscari University of Venice.

Emma Critchley’s proposal also crucially matched Science Gallery Venice’s mission to connect, participate and surprise.

Her selection by the jury shows the pioneering spirit of Science Gallery Venice’s wish to work with science and art in innovative and unexpected ways to draw attention to Global Challenges.

Both Professor Michele Bugliesi, Rector of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and Science Gallery Venice’s Director Anna Puccio, consider the residency programme a true added value to the developing Venetian Science Gallery.

This choice is also fully aligned with the ethics of the funder of the residency, the Didier and Martine Primat’s Foundation, whose mandate is to “empower scientists, philosophers and artists to advocate for a more conscious and sustainable way of life.”

There were nearly 150 entrants for the first Science Gallery Venice Earth Water Sky open call from 32 countries around the world. This 3-year programme is under the direction of internationally-renowned curator Ariane Koek.

For more about Emma Critchley’s work please see her website http://emmacritchley.com

For more about Ice Memory please click here

Ice Memory, also supported by the Didier and Martine Primat Foundation, is an international project aiming to create a library of ice cores from endangered glaciers in order to save the scientific data they contain and store this invaluable information in the Antarctic for the science of the future.

 

 

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Development of a new project at CERN, from Mariele Neudecker

As a new art commission by Arts at CERN in partnership with Didier and Martine Primat Foundation and its special fund Odonata, Internationally renowned artist Marielle Neudecker is currently developing a new project at CERN that involves her exploration of nature and in connection with the CLOUD Experiment.

Arts at CERN pioneers new ways of bringing together artists and scientists, lead the conversation about art and science, and support artistic innovation and openness to fundamental research environments.

Copyright : CERN

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