University of Houston
Cynthia Woods Mitchell
Center for the Arts

and Blaffer Gallery Present

Systems of Sustainability: Art, Innovation, Action

March 27-29, 2009

Kick off party
March 26, 7:00pm

Location: Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre,
and Blaffer Gallery
University of Houston

Part arts festival, part academic symposium, Systems of Sustainability (S.O.S.) looks at creative enterprise as an integral tool for cultural growth and social change. Experience a range of events that showcase innovative practices from local, national, and international participants including prominent artists, researchers, activists, and scholars. The program includes site-specific projects, participatory activities, lectures, scholarly panels, and many opportunities for dialogue.

The performing, visual, and literary arts can be highly effective in posing solutions to our biggest global challenges. S.O.S. invites you to join a list of renowned speakers and participants in the ever-more-pressing conversation about what it means to sustain our planet, our culture, and our creative enterprise.

Participants include Amy Balkin; BD Collier, Matthew Coolidge, The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI); Lisa D’Amour, Katie Pearl, and Kurt Mueller; Sasha Dela; Philip Galanter; Fritz Haeg; Dr. Robert Harriss, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC); Alexandra Broches and Barbara Pagh, Hera Gallery; Natalie Jeremijenko; Marc Bamuthi Joseph; Richard Lerman; Liz Lerman Dance Exchange; Helen Lessick; Michael Mercil; Steve Nalepa; Dario Robleto; SIMPARCH; Stephanie Smith; Lindsay Utz, GOOD Magazine; Liz Ward; Matthew Wettergreen, Caroline Collective; WochenKlausur; Karen Stokes and Teresa Chapman, UH School of Theatre & Dance

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