The journey takes place on a pedal boat filled with water-filtering plants.
Common Dreams, is a floating sculpture, a place to reflect about climate change,a place to unveil questions about the meaning of “Home”. It is an experience of survival which is the current reality of climate refuges. While pedaling together we dream about a future living scenario. A experience which brings a meaningful value to the invisibility of global warming, disappearance of space and human displacement. What does it mean to survive in a floating community?
We invite you to come on board. It is a one to one experience.
Concept & performance: Maria Lucia Cruz Correia
concept & design: Maria Lucia Cruz Correia / technical assistance: Mark Pozelp & Gert Baart / Photography: Mark Pozlep/ special thanks to: Bjorn Driessens, Steven Desanghere, Sebastian Hendrickx & DOK / co-production: Vooruit, Bunker
WHY DID WE CLOSE YOUR EYES? MIND THE BOOK, VOORUIT, 2016
For the last year, Air pollution has been the engine of Urban Action Clinic.
The main focus was to counter act this situation in urban environments,
by encouraging the visitors to create individual actions in their neighbourhoods.
Actions brings people together in a memorial statement and at the
same time it is the shelter of our most personal survival convictions
to change the state of our environment.
Can we, alone, together make small changes?
Today we create one action for you tomorrow you create one action for all of us.
Concept and design: Maria lucia Cruz Correia
Performance and choreography: Sara Vilardo and Maria Lucia Cruz Correia
NO VOICE TO WASTE- Pulse Trefdag: 29 Oktober 2015, Vooruit
Open Lab with Nathalie Hunter
Garden Talks with Maria Lucia
DEBATE: WHY ART AND SCIENCE? Vooruit, 30 September
The Debate was a public event where was presented the mission of Urban Action Clinic and the results scientific research on air Quality in Gent.
20:00 Introduction Urban Action Clinic, with Maria Lucia Cruz Correia, plant specialist Nathalie Hunter, professor Roeland Samson and Steven Desanghere 20:30 Presentation of research results with Professor Roeland Samson 21:00 Debate over the resuls with Erik Grietens (Bond Beter Leefmilieu, Gents Milieufront) and France Raulo (milieudienst Stad Gent). Moderator: art curator Luea Ritter (Shifts
The evening was followed by a debate stressing the Power of collaborative process between art and science and activism. -How can we bring awareness and change into public space? -How can we implement strategies together with the community? -What is the impact of using scientific proves and to how to use art as medium to communicate and create new projects ? -What is the role of the city in solving air pollution? - How engage are the residents? - Who is taking action? - Future proposal: book presenting pollution remediation techniques and actions around environmental degradation.
Harvesting with Nathalie Hunter in the garden – 24 September
GARDEN TALKS SUMMER 2015
URBAN ACTION CLINIC (Im)possible futures Vooruit 2016
Transitie Festival, Vooruit 2014
Presentation in Niets Verloren Festival / Atelier de Stad 2014