UNEXPECTED is a forum for cultural professionals, researchers, civil servants, politicians, and entrepreneurs daring to delve into art and science innovation to address societal challenges. The goal is to build up the forum as a recurrent arts and innovation biennial.
Existential Sustainability and innovation: six examples
Explore Existential Sustainability and innovation in the cultural and creative sector through six Innovation Spaces:
- Transforming Fashion
- The Personalised Future of Digital Concerts
- Realising Human Rights
- Existential Resilience
- The Biosphere Candidacy Storkriket
- Archaeology and New Technology
Storkriket – an opportunity for existential placemaking?
The vision of UNESCO’s programme Man and the Biosphere (MAB) is a world where people are conscious of their common future and their interactions with the planet, and act collectively and responsibly to build thriving societies in harmony within the biosphere.
UNESCO’s Biosphere reserves are ‘learning places for sustainable development’. They are sites for testing interdisciplinary approaches to understanding and managing changes and interactions between social and ecological systems, including conflict prevention and management of biodiversity.
There are currently 738 UNESCO biospheres in 134 countries around the world. Seven of them are situated in Sweden and Storkriket, within the municipalities of Lund, Sjöbo and Eslöv, is a candidate to become the eight. Storkriket is unique in the way it has integrated the cultural dimension of sustainability in the candidature to form a new innovation ecosystem including cultural entrepreneurship.
In this session we explore placemaking through the inner core of travels. The aim is to discuss existential sustainability and culture as a new cross-innovation field to support UNESCO’s vision for the Man and the Biosphere programme.