Leah Barclay | Balance-Unbalance International Conference, Montreal, Quebec
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Balance-Unbalance International Conference, Montreal, Quebec

Balance-Unbalance International Conference, Montreal, Quebec

The BALANCE-UNBALANCE conference will seek to bring artists together with scientists, economists, philosophers, politicians, sociologists, engineers, management and policy experts with the intent of engendering a deeper awareness and creating lasting intellectual working partnerships in solving our global environmental crisis.

Using art as a catalyst, BALANCE-UNBALANCE 2011 will explore intersections between NATURE, ART, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY and SOCIETY as we move into an era of both unprecedented ecological threats and transdisciplinary possibilities.

BALANCE-UNBALANCE will call for two days of reflection, debate, and the promotion of projects and actions regarding the environment and our human responsibility at this defining moment in our history. The conference will be held at Concordia University during November 4th and 5th of 2011.

One of the main goals of this conference is to develop the role of the arts and artists in dealing with environmental challenges.

Leah is presenting a paper titled “Shifting Paradigms: Artist as Agents of Change” and will also perform an adaptation of ‘Transient Landscapes’ in the main concert. The documentation from Floating Land 2011 will also feature at this event. Further information on the program is available at http://balance-unbalance2011.hexagram.ca/