In the fall of 2015, on the first Friday of every month, an international guest artist visited Uppsala to initiate conversations to unsettle some of the frames and assumptions that shape our understanding of the world – A world in the shadow of accelerating climate change.
Each Framebreaking Friday engaged students, researchers, educators and the interested public, in a variety of gatherings that explored the spaces in-between – between disciplines, between the world of art and academia, and between humanity and the more-than-human world.
Guests and Open Events Fall 2015
Friday October 9
Martin Shaw, storyteller and mythographer, founder of the Westcountry School of Myth and Story and creator of the Oral Traditions programme at Stanford University.
The day included a lecture and storytelling with students, conversations with an interdiscisplinary group of researchers and an open event at Uppsala Stadsteater in the evening..[Read more].
Friday November 6
Ansuman Biswas, an artist whose work crosses boundaries between science, art and religion. From directing Shakespeare and translating the poetry of Tagore to collaborating with neuroscientists in Arizona, touring with Björk and running workshops on democracy in a Burmese monastery.
The day included a lecture with students, conversations with an interdiscisplinary group of researchers and an open event at Uppsala Stadsteater in the evening [Read more].
Friday December 4
Charlotte Du Cann, writer and editor working in grassroots communications. She is editor-in-chief of the Transition Free Press and works with the Dark Mountain Project.
The day included a seminar in the tropical greenhouse of the botanical gardens, a lecture with students, and an open event at Uppsala Stadsteater in the evening.[Read more]
This initiative is a collaboration between The Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS), Riksteatern and the Research Node “Mind and Nature”, made possible with funding from UU innovation.
For more information contact: Isak Stoddard, CEMUS