4.6 Make arts and culture part of the energy transition process
Inventing new local governance
The problem at hand
Energy has long been considered a technical issue,a matter for specialists! This time is over. The energy and climate issue is about the way we move around, eat, conceive the city and live. It implies a conception of the world, of the relations between countries, of justice and of the balance of the ecosystems.
Energy echoes our Western development model, which reached a stalemate when the rest of the world started imitating it. It is a societal issue. From local to global, we need to imagine again and again the energy civilisation of the 21st century.
It is not therefore surprising that the world of Culture is starting, albeit timidly, to seek to get on board. Are there any change, transgression and imagination tools better than art and culture? Culture can help us modify our representations of reality. Reality is changing and we have to accompany and anticipate this change in our representations.
ProposalMaking arts and culture part of the energy transition process means letting artists, comedians, photographers and film directors have their say.
It means encouraging creative and artistic activities that will free our imagination and help us invent tomorrow. It means contributing to making energy a matter for the whole society in all its aspects. This is actually a cultural issue!
Conditions for success
Cities and towns that show the way
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Energy Cities, Local authorities in energy transition.