People, Profit, Planet
Exploring Sustainability in Creative Practice
Theatre is a process of reinvention, making and remaking. How do we consider the resources that go into bringing something to the stage? What is our responsibility to materials and energy? How do we create efficient spaces that house performance? How do we talk about this, both as artists and in our art? These questions were the focus for the Sustainability Programme at World Stage Design 2013. Designers, architects, researchers and others who were focused on the intersection of sustainability and performance explored the future of our field as it relates to one of most vital issues of today.
You can view the full past programme here.
The People, Profit, Planet programme was supported by the Waterloo Foundation.
These workshops and presentations were for anyone interested in considering the issues of sustainability within their work. Curious about how reused and eco-materials impact design and construction? Or the future of new energy efficient lighting technology? Intrigued by new work that explores issues of social justice and the environment? Interested in tools and best practices to monitor the carbon footprint of your facility or productions? Perplexed by how these tie together? The programme highlighted performances, place and interconnectedness in the wider world.
Sustainability Programme at WSD2103
- Thurs, Sept 5 – Who’s Afraid? (Performance)
- Fri, Sept 6 - Who’s Afraid? (Performance)
- Sun, Sept 8 - The Willow Theatre (Sustainable Theatre Competition Winner Presentation)
- Mon, Sept 9 - The Future of Tungsten – White Light LTD & The Environment
- Mon, Sept 9 - Environmental Management and Life-Cycle-Analysis for Theatre
- Mon, Sept 9 - Sustainable Theatre Ecology for Festivals, Conferences and Mass Arts Gatherings
- Tues, Sept 10 - New Ideas Need Old Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and the Performing Art Facilities
- Tues, Sept 10 - Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Challenge with the Arcola Theatre
- Wed, Sept 11 - Fringe 2012 Sustainable Fringe Production Award: The Man Who Planted Trees
- Wed, Sept 11 – Making The Man Who Planted Trees
- Wed, Sept 11 - Yon Light is Not Daylight, I Know It: A Sustainability Study on Lighting in Seattle
- Wed, Sept 11 - What’s so Sustainable about World Stage Design? WSD and the Environment
- Thurs, Sept 12 - The Cutting Edge of EcoDesign and Sustainable Production with Julie’s Bicycle
- Thurs, Sept 12 - Aesthetics of Ecological Design and Eco-scenography
- Fri, Sept 13 - Emergence presents: Resilience in the Face of Challenge Creu Cymru
- Fri, Sept 13 – Emergence presents: Doin’ Dirt Time by Suzi Gablik
- Fri, Sept 13 – Emergence presents: World Café – A Sustainable Enquiry
- Fri, Sept 13 – Emergence presents: Walking to the Summit, a Film by Peter Telfer & Dan Gifford
- Fri, Sept 13 - Trans-Plantable Living Room, Edible Community Performance (2 Shows)
- Sat, Sept 14 - Designing Sustainably for Broadway with Donyale Werle
- Sat, Sept 14 - Trans-Plantable Living Room, Edible Community Performance (2 Shows)
- Sat, Sept 14 - Sustainable Lighting for the Theatre
People, Profit, Planet – group leader
Ian Garrett - Assistant Professor, York University, Canada