Culture(s) in sustainable futures – May 6|8 – Helsinki

February 19, 2015, 2:21 pm

A production of  COST Action “Investigating Cultural Sustainability”,  hosted by the University of Jyväskylä, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
May 6-8, 2015
Helsinki, Finland

Is culture the fourth pillar of sustainability, alongside the ecological, economic and social aspects? How does culture act as a catalyst for ecological sustainability, human well-being and economic viability? What would our futures look like if sustainability was embedded in the multiple dimensions of culture, including different worldviews and values, ways of life, and other forms of cultural expression? 

This conference is both an ending and a beginning. It caps the work of the European research network COST Action Investigating Cultural Sustainability. But rather than closing the book on this international network, this inclusive conference aims to set directions for future research and actions.
During the conference, scholars, policymakers, artists, planners and others will discuss the different roles and meanings of culture in sustainability. Representatives from different sectors and across disciplines will explore how culture(s) can support sustainable development and vice versa. The new ideas generated here about understanding culture(s) in sustainable futures will pave the way for integrating sustainability with cultural studies and practices.

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