Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Carrer del Carme, 47

CONFERENCE "Artful Sustainability: The artistic turn in sustainability science"

Jueves, Noviembre 3, 2016 19h

Conference by Dr. Sacha Kagan, Keynote speaker. 

Free entrance, but limited seating.

Sacha Kagan ( is a Phd and research associate at the Leuphana University Lüneburg, ISCO (Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization). His main research and action area is the transdisciplinary field of “arts and (un-)sustainability”, which was the focus of his PhD thesis. Some other areas of work and interest include the sociology of arts and culture, cultural economics, dance studies, documentary film, sustainability and sustainable development.

Dr. Kagan is Chair of Research Network 2: Sociology of the Arts, at the European Sociological Association (ESA) for the period 2015-2017  and a member of the ESA since 2011. He is a member of Cultura21 in Germany (Institut Cultura21 e.V.) and the founding Coordinator of Cultura21 International – ‘Cultural Fieldworks for Sustainability’: a network gathering artists, scientists and other cultural practitioners engaged for cultures of sustainability. Since 2010, he is the founding director of the International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation (ASSiST). Other memberships include: the ecoart collective (, the walking artists network (WAN) and its “Footwork” research group.

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