Good photography, art and inspirational music often contribute to increased awareness and may become an increasingly important area of sustainability. When I am in the early 1990’s, helped develop the Natural Step Foundation we created a network called Artists for Environment as an important source of inspiration and provided a complementary culture perspective in sustainability efforts.
Visitors to Stockholm until 26 June, definitely visit one of Stockholm’s new attractions – namely the Photographic Museum. There is now an exhibition of Edward Burtynsky, which provides insight into our dependence on oil.
Edward Burtynsky (1955) is one of Canada’s most famous photographers. His work has been exhibited in museums around the world and included in many institutional and private collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, theVictoria and Albert Museum in London, the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim in New York. He was awarded the TED Prizeprices and Outreach Award at the photo festival in Arles.
In my next blog on culture in the service of sustainability, I will highlight the work of Mark Edwards Hard Rain 2 – an initiative that is now made into a exhibition tour in Sweden in 2012.
See also my earlier blog about Benda Bilili