Inspiring Events

Imagine a concert involving 100 musicians in the middle of Tempe Town Lake with famous composer Alvin Curran.

A hot air balloon constructed from recycled shopping bags launched by Pablo Suarez, the Associate Director of the Red Cross-Red Crescent Climate Research Centre.

An acoustic ecology workshop with the American Society of Acoustic Ecology in Beaver Creek Biosphere Reserve.

This is just a small selection of the events coming to Arizona State University this month (March 27-29) for Balance-Unbalance 2015, the fifth annual international conference that looks to art as a catalyst for exploring the intersections between nature, science, technology and society.

The conference program features more than 150 papers, panels, performances, exhibitions and other activities, which will investigate sustainability and environmental issues through the arts, science, technology and local and global communities with the goal of exploring emerging intersections as a platform for developing trans-disciplinary solutions to unprecedented ecological challenges. Trans-disciplinary thought and projects will serve as tools for bringing about greater and wide-ranging ecological awareness in communities and more advanced sustainability practices through innovative art and technology. Several of the events are also open to the public.

In addition, of specific interest to you and your colleagues will be a workshop by Gary Lawrence, Senior Sustainability Officer for AECOM titled: Designing Resilient Communities: The Choice to Stay.

This 2 days workshop is a unique hands on workshop with the objective of developing a new framework for decision making that recognizes city planning is first and foremost a social and political problem – not simply a design problem. The workshop is being hosted at GIOS on March 25-26.

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