Two events happening in tandem on October 18 and 19th at Eyebeam—What Do We Do Now? and Performing Change—each explore ways we might think about the art world we know today very differently.
What Do We Do Now? Alternatives Fair organized by Arts & Labor Alternative Economies Group
Friday October 18 from 6–9pm Opening party with informal presentations
Saturday October 19 from 12–4pm Workshops, skill-shares, discussions and information tables
A couple of days ago I met with the Nike Better World team (http://www.nikebetterworld.com/) and learned that they will soon be releasing over ten years of materials research in an index titled the "Considered Design Index". Soon after they will be able to make all of their new patents public, including cardboard boxes using 35% less cardboard than the previous box. For them, this ongoing work is done to sustain their industry. They realize that their industry will only be profitable if they take large steps towards making business sustainable on every level: considering air quality, peoples' quality of life, water quality and abundance, waste and natural resources. http://tinyurl.com/7b9vehn They acknowledge they still have a lot of work to do in this area.