Integrated Sustainability -introduction

The Integrated Sustainability is a long term project, including an artist-in-residency program, where artists and researchers are invited to participate in the project of pioneering the residency house as a collective post-fossil installation and an ecologically sustainable living environment.

What

In the Integrated Sustainability -project, the Kammari Residency house, including its experimental wild garden and orchard are at the core, as an evolving, collective post-fossil art work. It is a pioneering artistic, practical and theoretical project of understanding how ecologically sustainable, experimental forms of living and working can be developed in organic relation to contemporary art. This, in general, means combining different disciplines of contemporary art to academic research and scientific studies.

Why

It grows out of necessity of living in an environment, where ecosystems are collapsing and fossil fuel fuelled economy and modernity is slowly coming to its inevitable end, as it is based on a finite resource.

How

Its main principle is that any attempts of sustainability must be integrated, in the sense of including research on the ideological predicament of our modern experience on a theoretical level, just as well as practical applications of sustainable energy production.

The work started from renovating the residency building, which was an abandoned old stone house in the spring 2018. In the aim to understand and implement a post-fossil and ecologically sustainable environment as an evolving collective art work, the group is combining recycled and mostly natural materials, DIY post-fossil practical inventions, sustainable energy solution experiments, experimental architecture and landscape design, bio-art and scientific research and agricultural experimentation in the garden and orchard.

There are five main elements of research in the first phase of 2020-2021. Each includes a combination of arts from different disciplines to research and practical applications of sustainable post-fossil environment. The five elements are architecture and landscape design, clothing and laundry, food production, cleaning/hygiene and energy production.

At the same time the house is hosting installations, lectures, seminars and performances, especially in the areas of sound art, community art, bio art, landscape design and architecture.

More detailed information on the program, please email us: kammari (at) kammari.org