e63 a case study (part 1)

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‘Welcome to the History of 2021 in Canada seminar. We’re going to do a case study today of the second season of the conscient podcast.’

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episode 63 is part 1 of a bilingual speculative fiction radio play set in an undergraduate university history seminar course about the arts scene in 2021 in Canada that launches season 3 of the #conscientpodcast.

L’épisode 63 (partie 1) est une création radiophonique spéculative bilingue qui se déroule dans le cadre d’un cours de séminaire universitaire de premier cycle sur la scène artistique en 2021 au Canada et qui lance la saison 3 du #baladoconscient.

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e62 compilation – season / saison 2

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‘I think capitalism is over, but the problem is we have nothing to replace it with. Here’s when we need artists, and others, to tell us what kind of vision they have for a future that is different than that: a future of play and meaningful work would be one future that I think is not just utopic, but very possible. ‘

– dr. todd dufresne

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41, 1m excerpts from season 2 of #conscientpodcast

41 extraits de 1m de la saison 2 de #baladoconscient

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e61 sokoloski – from research to action

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‘We need greater capacity within the art sector for research to action : tools, understanding, training and connections to truly impact policy. ‘

– robin sokoloski

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My #conscientpodcast conversation with arts leader Robin Sokoloski about cultural research, arts policy, climate emergency, community-engaged arts, creative solution making and how to create equitable and inclusive organizational structures

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e59 pearl – positive tipping points

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‘SCALE (Sectoral Climate Arts Leadership for the Emergency) is a national round table for the arts and culture sector to mobilize around the climate emergency. A few months ago, you and I, and a few others were all having the same realization that while there was a lot of important work and projects happening at the intersection of arts and sustainability in Canada, there lacked some kind of structure to bring this work together, to align activities, to develop a national strategy, and to deeply, deeply question the role of arts and culture in the climate emergency and activate the leadership of the sector in terms of the mobilization that needs to happen in wider society. SCALE is really trying to become that gathering place that will engender that high level collaboration, which hopefully will create those positive tipping points.’

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My #conscientpodcast conversation with arts and climate organiser Judi Pearl about theatre, climate emergency, collaboration, arts leadership, intersection of arts and sustainability and the newly formed Sectoral Climate Arts Leadership for the Emergency (SCALE)

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e58 huddart – the arts show us what is possible

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‘The arts give us a shared sense of this moment and its gravity, but also what’s possible and how quickly that tipping point could be reached.’

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My #conscientpodcast conversation with Stephen Huddart about dematerialization, nature, culture, capital, supporting grassroots activity, innovation and how the arts can show us what is possible

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e54 garrett – empowering artists

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We do have a future. It may look very different and sometimes our inability to see that future is confused for there not being one.

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e53 kalmanovitch – nurturing imagination

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We are facing a crisis of failure of imagination and one of the things that artistic practice does is to nurture imagination. It’s our job.

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e52 mahtani – listening and connecting

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We need to find ways to encourage people to listen and savour a deeper relationship with our natural world.

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e51 hiser – the emotional wheel of climate

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The arts are maybe the last open space where boxiness and rigidity aren’t present.

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e50 newton – imagining the future we want

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e50 newton - imagining the future we want
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We put bounds on what feels like reality and the arts helps us push against that limited set of beliefs: we can imagine the future we want.

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e49 windatt – hoslitic messages

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The arts are a great vehicle to deliver holistic messages about change to everyone

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e47 keeptwo – reconciliation to heal the earth

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e47 keeptwo - reconciliation to heal the earth
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My book ‘We All Go Back to the Land’ explores our Original Agreement to nurture, protect, honour and respect the Earth Mother and work collectively towards healing her.

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e46 badham – creating artistic space to think

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The arts are a place to ask questions, play out politics, negotiate ideas and create space for people to think through issues.

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e45 abbott – a compassionate, just and sustainable world

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e45 abbott - a compassionate, just and sustainable world
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Reality is deeply subjective but also socially constructed : as a filmmaker I try to explore reality to untangle and figure out in what ways are we being deluded.

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e44 bilodeau – the arts are good at changing culture

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e44 bilodeau - the arts are good at changing culture
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I think of the arts as planting a seed and saying ‘here’s a problem: let’s think about it together and explore avenues.’

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e43 haley – climate as a cultural issue

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Climate change is a cultural issue, not a scientific issue : we need to ask deep questions and listen.

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e42 rosen – when the climate threat becomes real

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e42 rosen - when the climate threat becomes real
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Humanity is adaptable and resilient and when forced to, can make surprisingly monumental changes when the threat becomes real.

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e41 rae – a preparedness mindset

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A preparedness mindset means that you are thinking into the future and if one of those scenarios happens, you’ve already mentally prepared.

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e40 frasz – integrating awakeness in daily life

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The arts help people wake up to the need for change AND undergo the transformation process once woken

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e38 zenith – art as medicine to metabolize charge

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e38 zenith - art as medicine to metabolize charge
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Art is a tributary coming off from ritual that is still consensually allowed in this reality when the direct communication with nature was silenced.

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e36 fanconi – towards carbon positive work

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e36 fanconi - towards carbon positive work
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We want to do carbon positive work and for our artwork to be involved with ecological restoration.

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e35 salas – adapting to reality

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e35 salas - adapting to reality
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Artists are interested in understanding how to adapt their practice to the climate crisis but they need help, like we all do.

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e33 toscano – what we’re fighting for

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We need to tell climate stories about what we’re fighting for, not what we’re fighting against.

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e31 morrow – artists as reporters

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e31 morrow - artists as reporters
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Artists are all reporters, somehow journalists, who translate our message into our art.

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e30 maggs – art and the world after this

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e30 maggs - art and the world after this
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The arts have the capacity to sit at the heart of critical problem-solving challenges.

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e29 loy – the bodhisattva path

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e29 loy - the bodhisattva path
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The bodhisattva path is not simply personal awakening but to awaken in order to be a service to everyone.

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e26 klein – rallying through art

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e26 klein - rallying through art
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The work of artists during World War II was not dystopian (though horrific), the tone was rallying us.

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e25 shaw – a sense of purpose

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e25 shaw - a sense of purpose
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There’s something generative and supportive about feeling a sense of purpose in a time of collapse.

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e24 weaving – the good, possible and beautiful

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Recognition of the good, possible and beautiful is one of the roles that artists can play.

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e23 appadurai – what does a just transition look like?

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The ecological crisis is a symptom of our rift from nature and our urge to dominate others which artists can touch.

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e22 westerkamp – slowing down through listening

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We need to allow for time to pass without actions or solutions and to experience it through listening and meditation

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e21 dufresne – capitalism is over

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Capitalism is over: we need artists, and others, to tell us what kind of vision they have for a different future

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e19 reality – quotes and composition

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e19 reality - quotes and composition
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I now see, and more importantly, I now feel in my bones, ‘the state of things as they actually exist’, without social filters or unsustainable stories blocking the way.

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