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Wed, 12 Jun



Digital Event Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Digital Event Sustainable Development
Digital Event Sustainable Development

Time & Location

12 Jun 2024, 15:00 – 16:30



About the event

The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals. In this seminar we explore how we can become a more sustainable circus sector and the many facets sustainability take.

Facilitated by Antonia Kuzmanić and Jere Kuzmanić, the discussion zooms in on the concept of degrowth, as a measure of human and economic development, alternative to neo-liberal understandings of growth.  What can growth look like, when we don't imagine it as a constant scaling up? How are methods and practices of circus fit to implement degrowth as a model?

We look at the possibility of imagining a degrowth-inspired circus practices on various scales and aspects, and ask how more simplicity can be fostered in circus practices - from creation and production, to touring and broad-scale projects. 


Antonia Kuzmanić

Antonia is co-leader of contemporary circus collective ROOM 100 which she set up with Jakov Labrović. She was laureate of “Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe” project for C8H11NO2 performance, in the 2009-2010. Antonia is the artistic director and executive producer of the contemporary circus festival "Peculiar Families Festival" happening in Split, Croatia. She coordinates Creative Europe projects ROOM 100 is part of (Hand to hand, Circus Without Circus, circusnext platform), as well as designs and implements projects and programs that are developing the sector in the Eastern Europe.

Jere Kuzmanić

Jere is a researcher and doctoral candidate at the UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, researching the history of proto-ecological urbanism. As an author and collaborator, participated in a series of scientific, professional and activist investigations in the field of urban planning and critical urban studies with a particular interest in social and environmental justice, direct action and cooperation in urbanism and urban degrowth. 


> Language: English

> Date and time: 12th June, 15.00-16.30 CEST

> Access: Once you RSVP you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

Technical Requirements: working microphone and stable internet connection; good camera (optional)

This event is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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