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Connecting Principle Event 09: The Shift
Thursday November 19th
Culture Lab, space 4/5

Community, Creativity and Sustainability: Three challenging terms with high currency that permeate our contemporary practices. The Connecting Principle event aims at unravelling, unveiling, revealing and maybe denouncing the ambiguities of these terms.

Who is the community? What is creativity? What is to be sustained? What might constitute a sustainable, creative community? What might be its remit, its agency and its practices?

Artists, architects, urban designers, planners, students, academics as well as the wider community and professionals of the built environment are invited to stir and shift conceptions and preconceptions of these terms and help raise new questions.


10:00  Arrival, coffee and tea

10:15  Introduction by Lowri Bond, Wolfgang Weileder, Michael Tawa, Daniel Mallo,  Armelle Tardiveau

10:30  Milan Jaros (download handout)

10:55  Hermann Pitz

11:20  Augustin Berque

11:45  Break, coffee and tea

12:00 – 12:20  Group discussions

12:20 – 12:45  Groups concluding thoughts

12:45 – 13:00  Michael Tawa summary

13:00 – 14:00  End of event, finger buffet


  • Acknowledgments

    The images for the animation were generously provided by Lucy Bedford, Alistair Bonnett, Ele Carpenter, Alain Chiaradia, Ciron Edwards, Joel Fisher, Claudia v. Funke, Vicente García, Jose Ruiz Gonzalez, Jaime Hernandez, Rachel Holland, Louise Izod, Milan Jaros, Key Portilla-Kawamura, Peter Kellett, Marie Kirbyshaw, Miranda Lawry, M+M, Andrea Macdonald, Aurélie Monsaingeon, Chi Park, Doina Petrescu, Hermann Pitz, Albrecht Schäfer, Claudia Straub, T. G. Townshend, Gabrielle Wambaugh and Trevor Weekes.

    With Special thanks to the following partners who enabled this project to take place: Northern Architecture, Culture Lab, School of Arts and Cultures, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and Newcastle Institute for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (NIASSH).

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    Wolfgang Weileder
    Fine Art, School of Arts and Cultures
    Tel: 0191 261 2962

    Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, NE1 7RU
    Culture Lab forms part of an evolving network of artists, researchers and scientists 
  at Newcastle University looking at new ways of working across traditional academic