Summer Lab Imagine 2020 in Ljubljana

Summer Lab Imagine 2020 in Ljubljana

First Summer Lab – Toxic Tour of the Imagine2020 network in Ljubljana. Photo report from our special envoy Yesenia Thibault Picazo who contributed to the program as a resident artist of our Laboratory of Sustainable Culture.

On the program, 30 European artists gathered in Ljubljana for a unique session of exchange and experience around ecological issues.

The participants of the Summer Lab – Toxic Tour go on a three-day excursion starting with the botanical gardens, and venture into the Ljubljana wetlands and the Planina caves. They will focus on the changing interrelationships and co-relationships imposed by increasing pollution on the fragile balance of the Ljubljana Marsh ecosystem, by observing and giving voice to those non-human city dwellers whose language we can only imagine – water (rivers, springs), plants (invasive and native species), animals (birds, frogs, wild boars, mosquitoes), and entities such as geological periods, microclimate and location-specific geography.









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    COAL mobilizes artists and cultural actors on societal and environmental issues and accompanies the emergence of a new culture of ecology through its actions such as the COAL Prize, curating exhibitions, advising institutions and communities, European cooperation, and the animation of conferences, workshops and the first dedicated website


    COAL has been awarding the COAL Prize Art and Environment every year since 2010 and the COAL Student Prize - Culture & Diversity since 2020.

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    About fifty exhibitions throughout France, cultural actions, works in the public space, and project support to contribute to the emergence of a new culture of ecology.


    Cooperation programs on a European and international scale, support for institutions in their ecological transition through tailor-made accompaniment and training, promotion of arts and ecology issues through publications and numerous conferences and workshops.