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Introduction to afternoon session on Climate-neutral cities

How do we create climate-neutral cities and communities that are inclusive, resilient, sustainable and beautiful? In their journeys towards climate-neutrality, many cities are engaging artistic, cultural and creative sectors to boost the transition. Together, they are harnessing the value of inclusiveness, quality and sustainability and ensuring that no one, and no place, gets left behind. Here about the afternoon session with Florian Schneider, Head of Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim, Faculty of Architecture and Visual Arts, NTNU

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Florian Schneider is a filmmaker, writer, and curator. His work is investigating the border crossings between mainstream and independent media, art theory and open source technology, documentary practices and unconventional forms of curating. Educated as a documentary filmmaker and working for the German-French TV station ‘arte’, he has focused on rethinking documentary practices across disciplines. Since 1993 he has pioneered a wide range of projects — most prominently Dictionary of War (2006-2010). One focus of his research is to reflect critically on the relationships between art and activism, aesthetics and politics.

In 2006 he launched the artistic research project ‘Imaginary property’ which investigates a propertization of images and the increasingly imaginary character of property in the age of digital production and networked distribution. In 2013 he has been appointed at NTNU as a Professor for art theory and documentary practices. Schneider has exhibited and lectured worldwide. In August 2014 he has been appointed as Head of the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art in the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Since 2019 he is Chair of the COST Action CA 18136 “European Forum for Advanced Practices”. He is one of the three leaders of ARTEC, NTNU’s multi-faculty task force on art and technology.

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