Graines de Futur" (Seeds of the Future), an energy awareness raising project for students
HESPUL, l’ALEC and l’AGEDEN, espaces INFO->ÉNERGIE Rhône-Alpes, in partnership with the Rencontres-i Arts Sciences Biennale and the Atelier Arts Sciences, launch the "Graines de futur" project. The project addresses students in arts and science from the Région Rhône-Alpes.
Raising awareness about energy transition among the young and the old is a long-term undertaking. For many of us, energy and environmental stakes seem to be a remote issue. However, at the dawning of the 21st Century, changing our lifestyles is urgent in the perspective of a sustainable society.
Far from a moralising speech blaming each other, the issue is to think about raising awareness in a different way, blending arts with science. An unlikely encounter, but yielding abundant possibilities. When art meets science and vice-versa, imagination reaches endless diversity.
The "Graines de futur" project will give an opportunity for students to set their imagination free on the theme of energy. They will have to submit an artistic project proposing energy transition in a positive way. Selected projects will receive financial support for carrying out the work during the months following the prize award. Each artwork will be displayed at EXPERIMENTA 2014, an Atelier Arts Sciences event. They will also be showcased at the Espaces INFO->ÉNERGIE during the local awareness raising activities.
"Graines de futur" will be launched on 11 October 2013 in the framework of the Rencontres-i Arts Sciences Biennale during the Symposium on Artsitic creativity, innovative technologies and education. With the aim of transmitting knowledge on energy, workshops will also be organised in October 2013 in the framework of EXPERIMENTA.