interdisciplinary think-tank

artEC/Oindustry is an interdisciplinary think tank that tackles the arts as a new design policy for existing and new mines.

Do the arts enhance regional development in socio-ecologically stressed areas? Do the arts increase communication and feelings of belonging to landscape and its people through addressing our sensories and the mind? Hence do the arts lead to meaningful engagement and fulfilling relations?

Follow us, engage and discuss viewpoints from psychology, geography, anthropology, engineering, economy, indigenous livelihood, architecture and the arts!

news and stories

brumadinho – mining tragedy

how to write about a disaster that killed more than 230 people, while over 30 are still missing? words don’t cover the tragedy of missing members in each household, the polluted environment and its current and future social, economical and environmental challenges for the communities along the rio doce. the rupture of vale’s tailing dam…

CRIA – the world of play

CRIA – deriving from the portuguese crianças (children) – is an exhibition initially intended for little humans to play, engage and experience. in an intimate setting at minas tênis clube in belo horizonte in minas gerais brazil, the exposition invites, however, adults to tag along with their smaller companions. artists like stela barbieri, o grivo,…

art and ecology: revitalising (post)-industrial landscapes?

very excited of being invited to present my work on art as a driving force in revitalisation processes at the instituto de filosofo e ciências humanas, unicamp. my talk focuses on revitalisation processes and philanthropic capitalism in japan, in particular the benesse art site in rural naoshima and its recent collaboration with china. additionally, I…

SPArte – são paulo’s art fair

SPArte, the biggest art fair in são paulo, brazil, opened today with only very few examples on indigenous livelihood. luis gonzález palma, is one of them. galeria de babel dedicated a solo show to the guatemalan artist. born in 1957, gonzalez palma lives and works in argentina. in his photographs he traces people with mayan…

hi!hill – hong kong

hi!hill provides a full sensory experience! located at the chuen lung village in tsuen wan, north of hong kong, local yum cha producers offer delicious food, nature invites with incredible hike trails and community life give a glimpse of a sense of belonging. the public art project embraces the arts in this local setting with…

art basel – hong kong

art basel, probably the most famous art fair around the world, traveled to hong kong also this year. I indulged in a two floors journey through the asian art market, looking for examples how and if indigenous art is presented. whereas the main topic of lots of participating artists circled around questions of identity, only…

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