IECES 2018

IECES 2018

The International Encounters of Community and Environmental Sociology will be held from 19th to 22nd of July in Uddebo, Sweden and will serve as a meeting place for the exchange of experiences of/for participants. The objective will be to discuss the future of independent cultural frameworks.

The first edition of International Encounters of Community and Environmental Sociology, New Forms of Contemplation for a New Society, is intended to generate an interdisciplinary space of conversation for differing ideas on how to create new approaches in the models of the auto-sustainable infrastructures immersed in cultural policies. The event will take place in Sweden, in the rural village of Uddebo, with the local art and cultural productions to be contemplated during the gathering. This international program and conversation consists of non-activities, experiences, and involvement in the local milieu of Uddebo.
This first edition of International Encounters is focused on Nordic professionals specializing in the field of art and culture with Various actors from the independent cultural framework, ranging from artists, thinkers, academics, gallerists, curators, and architects, participating.
The project hopes to bridge the local and the international through creating a place for meeting and conversation between participants in the symposium and members of the Uddebo community. International Encounters creates an opportunity for those involved to share their experiences related to the development of art and cultural projects that are integrated in community and environmental sociology with voices represented both from Uddebo and a larger international community.
The goal of the project is to develop in both the public and private sphere a collective thought or aim that will serve as an important tool in improving the relationship between sustainable development and social integration with the quality of culture. In fact, International Encounters views the relationship between culture and sustainable development an imperative. Bringing various participants together to discuss this topic will serve to create a larger transnational discourse on the imperative to merge cultural thought, sustainable development, and social integration.
The project channels the collective intelligence and viewpoints of each participant and therefore will help to develop and improve the quality of art and culture by contrasting and channeling each participants unique ideas and perspectives.
The project aims to create and foster a cultural and artistic ecosystem with a very active link with the non- state public culture. In this ecosystem the various actors are engaged in a social system outside of the practice of consumption. More specifically, we want to reflect on the systematic dimensions of building a sustainable culture in communities where societies can develop in a direction towards a post-human perspective and a meeting place for the exchange of experiences of participants, whose objective will be to consider the future of this great independent cultural framework.
Producing this event can be viewed in tandem with several of our previous projects where we consider similar themes. For example, our latest work was the creation of a nonprofit organization whose work focuses on promoting research in science and humanities that strives to improve the quality of interaction of all living beings belonging to the same social ecosystem.
This gathering will allow participants to share projects, meet potential collaborators, and find the inspiration to work collectively to consolidate a base for a future network of collaborations between the participating actors and the inhabitants belonging to the Uddebo community.

With participation of: Carlota Mir, Emille De Blanche & Nikolay Evdokimov, Amalie Frederiksen, Anto Lloveras, Kjell Caminha, Lill Yildiz Yalcin, Zofia Cielatkowska, Orestis Nikolaidis, Anna Viola Hallberg & Marie Norin, Jesper Aabille and the community of Uddebo.

download the non-program guide here

The anti-symposium is generously supported by Iaspis and Spanish Embassy in Stockholm.