IHME Open Considers Energy Crisis

15/03/2013

PRESS RELEASE 15/3/2013

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IHME Open Considers Energy Crisis

 

Return to the economic growth is hard and maybe something to be avoided because growth equals more emissions. Soon we need to admit that cutting emissions is simply not enough.” – Jussi Laitinen

 

By adopting the two-flag, maritime semaphore signaling system in his work Signals Miroslaw Balka wants to consider the energy crisis and its effects on our lives. For example, how will we communicate if there is an energy crisis, since all our communication media now rely on digital systems?

 

IHME Open is a part of IHME Days discussion programme. This year’s theme is the energy crisis. The debate is lead by award-winning environmental writer and speaker Jussi Laitinen. He has invited author, journalist Risto Isomäki and environmental scientist Tuomas Mattila to join in the discussion.

 

IHME Open at Old Student House on Saturday, 13 April at 20:30-22:00.

 

Further information:

IHME Open, Jussi Laitinen, julaitin@gmail.com, tel: +358 (0)50 404 2006

IHME Contemporary Art Festival, Executive Director Paula Toppila, tel: +358 (0)45 124 0096, paula.toppila@ihmefestival.fi

 

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Pro Arte Art Foundation Finland seeks to promote art as a resource for democratic society, and as an important part of human life and everyday existence. The Foundation’s aim is to enhance the status and visibility of visual art, to improve the relationship between visual art and the public, and to make it more accessible. The Foundation’s work is international in scope and directed at anyone interested in culture. The Foundation produces the annual IHME Contemporary Art Festival, consisting of a commissioned work of art in a public space, as well as lectures, discussions, and art-education projects.