Alternative Visions

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School of Visual Arts and sustainability@BU present a cross-disciplinary and collaborative project that responds to current environmental issues and explores the potential to effect change through critical dialogue and innovative practices. This multi-tiered project, falling under the thematic umbrella Alternative Visions/Sustainable Futures, encompasses a large-scale exhibition in Boston University’s 808 Gallery that will serve as the project’s hub to convene events, lectures, student-driven educational forums, and community outreach.

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“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

Albert Einstein

Alternative Visions engages with artistic and environmental concerns to imagine a more sustainable future.

Past Events:

Amy Franceschini (Lecture)

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30pm – Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Avenue

Environmental Activist Group Potluck with Jaimes Mayhew
Thursday, March 28, 5-7pm

Andrea Zittel (Lecture)
Wednesday, April 3, 7:00pm – More Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Avenue

Chris Jordan (Lecture)
Thursday, April 18, 6:30pm – Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Avenue

System: ECOnomies
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24, 5:30-8pm

ECOnversations: Environmental Coalition Potluck
Tuesday, February 5, 5-6:30pm

FESTOONiNG // The Inflatable Beehive:
Teachers’ Pets // An Introduction to Apiphilia
Saturday, February 9, 12-5pm CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW STORM


FESTOONiNG // The Inflatable Beehive:
Urban Hex // Honeybees & Community in the Urban Landscape
Saturday, February 23, 12-5pm

The Flock House Project: Do-It-Yourself Living Systems
Friday, March 1, 3-5pm

System: ECOnomies
January 24 – March 30, 2013 – 808 Gallery

Stitching the Shore presented by Plotform
Wednesday, March 6, 6:30-8:30pm – 808 Gallery

Trashpickers, a film by Julia Waterhous
Thursday, March 7, 6:30pm – 808 Gallery

Outside the Work: A Tasting of Hydrocarbons and Geological Time
Friday, March 22, 6:30pm
Tickets $40. Reservations required. Please RSVP to by March 1st.


For more information about the events listed above please visit the School of Visual Arts website.