Nancy Nowacek: Imagination and Ecology
Nowacek’s work focuses on day-to-day ecology: processes, codes and everyday habits. She uses sculpture, performance and drawing to encourage action, restoring the body’s functional relevance as an object, tool, channel, and space for the imagination, in the midst of a contemporaneity in which the body has been eclipsed by technology.
Joseph Tainter: Energy and Catastrophe
Can we collapse? Is our society vulnerable? Are we ready for radical changes? Do we understand technological advances? Do we understand that what makes us stronger can destroy us? Within this framework, he will offer the talk Energy and Catastrophe: How does the Roman Empire relate to the Gulf Oil Spill?
Larry Black in Caracas: Inspiration and Challenges
«Imagine a City… The Ideas and Images of William McDonough» was the title of Larry Black’s inspiring presentation to a full house at the Municipal Theater of Chacao. He invited us to think of a city that “loves all children, of all species, forever.”
Larry Black: Optimizing and Making Waste Profitable
In Imagine a City… Black will outline the Hannover Principles, formulated by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, to enter an exploration of eight key concepts, beginning with the elimination of the idea of waste, and deriving on important topics such as the continuous optimization of energy as a growing asset, food, habitat creation, and clean water.
Ann Cooper in Caracas: Visit to the Carlos Soublette Eco-School
Chef Ann Cooper’s busy CCS Forum 2015 agenda began on Monday, May 25th. We visited the Carlos Soublette Municipal Integral Education Unit in Bello Campo, where 265 children are educated free of charge under the principles of sustainability and healthy eating. Since 2011, the school community has worked along with the Association for | … |
Ann Cooper at CCS Forum 2015
This time, our guest will be American chef Ann Cooper, who will speak about the importance of healthy eating for children at schools. The conference will be held on Wednesday, May 27th at 11:00 AM at the Chacao Theater, with free admission.
Wynn Calder at CCS Forum 2015
Education for Sustainable Development: What Is It and Why Does It Matter? Wynn Calder’s presentation at CCS Forum 2015. Wynn Calder, sustainability education specialist, Director of Sustainable Schools, LLC and of the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future, held the attention of a crowded room during his inaugural intervention at CCS Forum 2015: | … |
CCS FORUM 2015 – PRESS RELEASE
Inspired by the ideal of a city that offers its citizens and future generations quality of life and with the aim of creating a space for thinking about sustainability, Cultura Chacao and Backroom Caracas have joined forces to create CCS Forum 2015.
Backroom Caracas at CCS FORUM 2015
Backroom Caracas is pleased to announce CCS FORUM 2015, a space created in union with Cultura Chacao to promote the discussion of sustainability in Caracas. With support from the Office of Public Affairs of the Embassy of the United States of America and Universidad Central de Venezuela, this event will feature five cycles throughout an | … |