Science and art often seem to develop in separate silos, but many thinkers are inspired by both. Novelist Cormac McCarthy, filmmaker Werner Herzog and physicist Lawrence Krauss discuss science as inspiration for art and Herzog’s new film on the earliest known cave paintings.
Venue — a pop-up interview studio and multimedia rig traveling around North America through September 30, 2013 — is a project of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, Future Plural, and Studio-X NYC, with funding provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), Nevada Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Bicycle Culture by Design: Actively Learning from Copenhagen’s Transport Successes (Part II)
Mikael Colville-Andersen is known as Denmark’s bicycle ambassador. His approach to urban cycling promotion are well known through his blog Copenhagenize.com, and his Copenhagen cycle chic blog helped launch the global bicycle boom. He was born in Fort McMurray and grew up in Calgary.
He will speak on his four goals for promoting urban cycling, and about “bicycle culture by design” — how the current traffic planning mindset is outdated and how design can create a mainstream bicycle culture.
Forty years ago Copenhagen was just as car-clogged as anywhere else but now 37% of commuters crossing the city boundary ride bicycles each day. That number rises to 55% in the city proper. They use over 1000 km of bicycle lanes in Greater Copenhagen for their journeys. Copenhagenizing is possible anywhere.
Register today for a seat at the June 28 event where perhaps we’ll get the favour of learning how Mikael believes Vancouver can Copenhagenize, at SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
I’ve been following his blogs for years now and am looking forward to meeting the man himself. Join me!