RIXC: Symposium for Art and Renewable Technologies
CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Deadline: June 8, 2009)

August 13-16 in Aizpute (Latvia)

The 4-day symposium gathering together artists, activists, technologists, scientists and researchers, to share their ideas and explorations which deal with renewable energy resources, alternative ecological use of technologies, and other sustainability related issues.



Environmental science and ecology - Ecosystem research - Permaculture and biosystem design - Biomass as renewable energy resource - Critical and alternative approaches to biotechnology

Sunlight as constant energy resource - Process of photosynthesis - Solar energy technologies

[open source]
Sustainability using open source/information approaches: in art and grassroots culture, ecology, architecture and environmental design

[myths & legends]
Historical traditions and modern alternative solutions - Speculations - Critical, utopian or scientific visions of future terrestrial energy

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The symposium will take place in artists residency center SERDE in Aizpute, a small town in Kurzeme region of Latvia. SERDE is located in old wooden historical building (that also will be used as a specific case for which alternative and ecological approach in developing sustainable systems and renewable energy technologies can be explored and applied).

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For this symposium, we invite those interested to send their proposals in relation to above mentioned themes,
to the following email address: 2009 AT rixc.lv and/or rasa AT rixc.lv

!!!!!!! Deadline: June 8, 2009

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Travel and accommodation/subsistence will be covered for 10 participants from Baltic and Nordic countries, and for 2 participants from EU countries.

For others, participation costs include:
1) admission - free
2) travel (to Riga) - has to be covered by participants (local transportation from Riga to Aizpute will be provided by organisers)
3) accommodation - 10-25 eur per night

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The outcomes of the symposium - new projects, artworks, co-productions - will be presented during the international art and science conference ENERGY that will take place in the framework of Art+Communication festival in Riga, October 15-17, 2009.

Symposium is organised by RIXC, the center for new media culture with the support of Nordic Culture Fund.