An attempt at artistic production in CO2 reduction
The world of visual arts and architecture is gradually becoming aware that its daily activities can contribute to these major ecological disorders, even if this is less obvious than for other sectors that have a more direct impact. But the vast task of the 21st century, which will consist of reconciling our model with its natural environment, cannot suffer from inconsistencies and partial solutions. Each sector of our economy must mobilize by launching a two-stage action plan: take stock of its current practices and their ecological impacts and then take concrete measures to reduce them gradually but significantly.
The ecological footprint of an exhibition is considerable if we take into account the entire production chain from its conception to its end: travel and CO2 emissions, energy and materials used to conceive the devices and then to produce the materials that will themselves be used to produce the museum devices, paints, prints, inks, paper, waste, incineration, burial, recycling, etc. But the possibilities for action are commensurate with these impacts. By raising awareness, mobilizing each one of us and adopting several alternative solutions, exhibitions and their professionals can take the eco-design turn without compromising all the objectives they must achieve in terms of creativity, aesthetics and cultural mediation.
The turn must also be made on the internal practices of the art center teams.
- Integration of eco-design in the working methods
- Recycling, reuse
- Ecological choices for materials and manufacturing and assembly processes
- Low-nuisance construction sites and good waste management
- Raising awareness among visitors
- Awareness-raising among artists, architects and contributors
- Raising awareness among institutional partners
- Awareness-raising among teams
- Encouraging soft transport for people
- Reduction of transport through in-situ production
- Encouragement of short circuits