Direct from Copenhagen, Denmark - 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference - (8 – 18 December '09)

Acting as the official High Tide COP15 envoy, distinguished ecological artist Aviva Rahmani will be immersing herself in the burgeoning eco-political activism in the city and sharing her experiences with us via this daily blog.

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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Day 3 Copenhagen Culture Futures Conference

Have escaped the Bella Center and attending the conference organized by Oleg, sponsored by a combination of the Danish Cultural Institute, Asia-Europe Foundation ( and the British Council and numerous other significant entities. It's 10: AM here and I've already met artists and administrators from all over the world. This is the alternate to COP15. some of those I met include Pooja Sood, from Delhi, with whom I worked on the first Virtual Residency in 2006, but had never met in person before and Anna Marie Orru, working on sustainable infrastructure in Ethiopia.

We started with some introductions. One was from Jens Lysdal, who commented that Denmark is not so climate friendly as she looks. He paraphrased Thor Pedersen, Chairman of Parliament in Government, who announced yesterday that he was always happy to return to his big house with all the lights on.

Now back to the presenters.

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