Impact Art News is delighted to launch a new section called ‘Eco-design’.
The Covid crisis is giving rise to many questions on the environmental impacts of art. In response, Art of Change 21 has decided to share its knowledge and experience on art and sustainability, and explore technical questions with the help of Solinnen, a partner with world-renowned expertise in eco-design.
‘Eco-design’ will embrace not only the climate issue, but also others like biodiversity, health and water pollution, as well as understanding the Life Cycle of an artwork or exhibition.
Each issue will ask a question that will then be shared on our social networks. The answer will be given in the next issue.

Let’s launch this section with a formal presentation by Philippe Osset, founder of Solinnen and the expert who will take on the challenge of answering the most technical questions. A Centrale Paris engineering graduate, Philippe has been practicing eco-design since 1994. He is the chairman of the ISO committee which establishes sustainable development standards for the construction, the scientific director of SCORE LCA (research for Life Cycle Analysis), a board member of the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation (FSLCI), the French ISO representative for Life Cycle Analysis issues, and author of ‘Analyse de cycle de vie d’un produit ou service : applications et mise en pratique’, Editions Afnor.

This section will accompany other actions by Art of Change 21 and its partners on art and eco-design, more of which coming soon.

Let’s start with our first question:
What are the main environmental impacts of a contemporary artwork?
The answer will be given in the next issue!


Crédits : Artrans

Find all the articles from Impact Art News n°19 – May 2020