Carbon Arts is partnering with UNSW’s National Institute of Experimental Arts [NIEA], City of Sydney and Object Gallery to advance a cutting-edge arts-driven approach to ecological urbanism, in which curators move beyond designated cultural spaces such as galleries and museums to curate (literally ‘care for’) the city as whole, developing eco-sustainable public art to transform both public space and patterns of water, energy and food consumption.

For this project, we’ll be evaluating case studies of eco-sustainable public art projects in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia, with a view to providing a database available to city governments, developers and researchers. The project is also delivering a dynamic range of outcomes including exhibitions, workshops, public programs and major publications.

The project is supported by a Cooperative Research Council Grant and will run from 2011-2014