Call for contributions

Title: A sustainable future of «Art and Nature». Landscapes, people, artists and resources

Deadline: 20 March 2021

In an increasingly automated future, where information is available to everyone, the market demands people capable of solving complex problems with critical, creative and agile thinking. The attitude of continuous and cyclical learning of art makes them interconnect and develop multiple perspectives in the same area of knowledge. This is how the above-mentioned nodes are related.

The closeness of people to nature is a constant throughout history. In ancient art, examples are the representations of the figurative arts, or the approach of nature to the human scale in the Renaissance period. In the last century, land art artists intervened in nature from the art market of the time. Others, showed a more respectful way, with proximity to the land, and developed the current called «art and nature», a hybrid trend, art and rural territories. And they use the knowledge of the rural environment, based on observation, listening, respect for the environment, research and replication of the knowledge of the inhabitants of a landscape, in search of this discourse close to this environment. In nature, which has always been there, artists, associations, collectives and institutions emerge that give sustainable solutions to the controversies generated in discussions of the anthropocene or ecocene. These synergies make the binomial art and nature a way of life for some of the agents involved: curators, scientists, sociologists, researchers, entrepreneurs, artists, managers, etc.

All of them, for whatever reason, are linked to rural territories. In this issue of Monograma, we would like to call on those «dialogues» generated with the rural environment, where they maintain the vortices of:

  • Sustainable artistic practices.
  • Ethno-education.
  • Public art as social mediation.
  • Links and bridges: from the urban to the rural.
  • Committed artists.
  • The nature of the landscape: artists and landscape.
  • Technological interfaces and nature.
  • Agents of education and artistic mediation.
  • Art, Science and Rural Society.
  • Technological interfaces, the perception of nature.
  • Digital innovation.
  • Design thinking and agile methodologies.
  • Experimentation and citizen innovation.
  • Women and the rural environment.
  • Music industry, post folk and indie folk.
  • Popular song innovation.
  • Clusters, companies and associations for a living rural world.
  • Greenways and artistic manifestations.
  • Biomimetics: design and nature.

The reception of articles will be open until March 20, 2021. Papers will be evaluated through the blind peer review process and must meet the publication standards of the Journal.

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