Discover how architects, artists and designers are responding today to some of the most urgent ecological issues of our times.
From climate change to species extinction and resource depletion, the damaging effects of modern life are more tangible than ever. Eco-Visionaries examines humankind’s impact on the planet and presents innovative approaches that reframe our relationship with nature. Through film, installation, architectural models and photography, the works in this exhibition interrogate how architecture, art and design are reacting to a rapidly changing world, beyond mainstream notions of sustainability.
This timely exhibition brings together international practitioners including Olafur Eliasson Hon RA, Ant Farm, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Andrés Jaque, Tue Greenfort, Unknown Fields, Rimini Protokoll, Virgil Abloh and WORKac, amongst others. Their provocative responses are a wake-up call, urging us to acknowledge and become conscious of our impact on our environment.
Eco-Visionaries is a project initiated by Fundação EDP/MAAT (Lisbon, Portugal), Bildmuseet (Umeå, Sweden), HeK (Basel, Switzerland) and LABoral (Gijón, Spain), in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts (London, UK) and Matadero Madrid (Madrid, Spain).
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Why a hub? The centre of a wheel (aka a hub) holds together each crucial spoke of the wheel, reduces friction in the process of the journey and facilitates transmission of useful energy in providing forward motion (from the drivetrain to the traction surface). The industrial revolution brought about the mechanisation of man's processes, this has evolved to the degree at which we have the potential to adversely impact the planetary scale processes that sustain us. At that stage human kind was battling for survival against the adversity of nature. We were successful in that battle and at a point after the second World War, we were so efficient at the fight against nature that we began to overwhelm the system that produces our vital needs, to the point that the global ecosystem needs our support so that it can continue to support us. We have a real and urgent need to have a cumulative positive impact on our environment so that it continues to sustain us and the rest of Earth's biodiversity.
What do we mean by eco? In our modern existence, depending on technology and economy for our day to day wellbeing, it is easy to forget that the basic essentials of life; wholesome food, clean water and oxygen in the air, are provided to us by ecosystems. We have facilitated the domination of the man made agronomic ecosystem to the detriment of other natural systems that provide us with a chemically balanced atmosphere and hydrosphere. Water is the blood, rivers are the veins and vegetation is the skeleton that supports the Earth systems that supports us and all other life upon this planet. Eco is short for ecological and we are inextricably part of the human ecosystem, it must provide a place for all of the organisms that will support us an future generations.
In short, current human systems are unsustainable because they do not take into account the necessity for a non-economically beneficial, but absolutely essential ecosystem services. Einstein famously said "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them". We will not detract from the huge benefit that technology and mechanisation has provided us, but we now must begin to consider the necessity of ecosystems in providing us a healthy environment in which to live. In essence, that is why ecohub.com.au exists. To facilitate a collaborative and innovative approach to making systems socially and environmentally sustainable, while providing economic growth. This is facilitated by sustainable project management.
Our focus is simple. We will have a positive cumulative impact delivered through proactive sustainable project management. We will modernise accepted practices and normalise sustainability in the broader community. Our goals to this end are: