September 27, 2021 – 4:32 pm
From September 29 to October 2, the second forum will be held as part of the development plan A New Social and Environmental Contract for Bogotá in the XXI Century for the Mayor’s Office, which will be in person for the first time.
The Second International Forum Respira el Arte, an initiative of the Instituto Distrital de las Artes-Idartes, became the center of discussions on the present and future of a network of sustainable scenarios in Bogotá. The meeting took place under the principles of “Changing Life Habits to Green Bogota, Mitigating Climate Change and Making the Bogota Region a Model for Multimodal, Inclusive and Sustainable Mobility”.
The project is part of Development Plan A New Social and Environmental Contract for Bogotá in the Twenty-first Century for the Mayor’s Office. The counting took place in the presence of the young environmentalist Francisco Vera, who left a powerful message: “Go from dream to action,” in order to apply the knowledge and reflections that arose from there.
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In 2020, the first forum meant creating spaces for dialogue between environmental and clean energy professionals with artists and cultural directors. It was the first step towards the goal of transforming Jorge Eliécer Gaitán’s Theatre, Gaitán Hall, Bogotá Planetarium, La Media Torta Open Air Theatre, El Parque, Mobile Stages, El Ensueño and El Parqueadero. and the Bogotá Cinematheque and the Santa Fe Gallery in spaces that contribute to reducing the carbon footprint, building cordial relationships between artists, citizens and nature, and tilting circular economy systems within the arts value chain.
“The first international forum, Respira el Arte, was a rich experience that set the path for achieving the goal of creating a network of sustainable scenarios for Bogotá.. Guest interventions such as Molly Braverman from Broodway Green or Paloma Chícharo from the Lollapalooza Festival Chile, Imaginatones with children and the look of activist Francisco Vera, along with other events of this first forum, gave us the spotlight to embark on the path toward unifying that network. ‘,” says Catalina Valencia, Director of Idartes.
Sharing experiences, expanding knowledge and updating innovative sustainability initiatives created during this year was the thematic focus of the second forum under three themes: Energy Efficiency, Conscious Economy, and Citizen Participation.
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From September 29 to October 2, the Bogotá stages will be transformed into spaces for artistic exchange, sustainable experiences in and for the arts, citizen participation, energy efficiency and a conscious economy.
The II Breathe Art Forum will feature a range of expert guests including Paddy Dillon from Theater Green Book in the UK, and Caitlyn Southwick from Ki Culture in the Netherlands and the United States, Elizabeth Valenzuela of the Colombian Labor Fund, among others. Artistic expressions will come from the hands, voices, and pronouns of Latin latas, the low-cost work (Scenic Landscapes of Climate Crisis) for the LAS Sustainable Artists Lab in Mexico and more.
The panels will be held virtually from Sala Gaitán, with transmissions via a digital platform. There will be face-to-face events at La Media Torta Outdoor Theatre, Bogotá Planetarium, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Theater and El Ensueño Theater.