Translating Sustainability into 16 Languages

by Stichting Ki Culture
Translating Sustainability into 16 Languages
Oct 28, 2021

Ki Culture Updates: July - October 2021

Greetings to the Ki Culture community! Thank you to all the generous donors who continue to make Ki Culture’s work possible. Through your support, we are on our way to achieve our goal of making the Ki Books accessible to all.  Navigating the last year and a half has been challenging to say the least, but our efforts came to fruition this September: we launched the Ki Futures Pilot Program! Ki Futures is a core element to Ki Culture’s founding vision, and it is incredibly rewarding to see the pilot community come together and make the vision a reality. If you have not yet heard of this program that connects institutions, cultural professionals, and sustainability specialists with each other and the resources needed to effect sustainable change in the arts and culture sectors, please check out our website or social media!

The Ki Futures model recognises that saving the arts and saving the world is a collaborative and continuous endeavour, and in addition to this exciting program, we continue to offer additional outputs, including Ki Trainings and Instagram Live events, where we share knowledge and success stories. Ki Culture continues to gain popularity, and we were excited to get mentions on a variety of platforms, from the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art to The Art Newspaper. In July, Ki Culture joined forces with our Partners for Arts Climate Targets as a founding member. Later in October, Caitlin Southwick, our Founder and Executive Director, was the keynote speaker at the 32nd Austrian Museums Day celebrations in Graz, where she spoke about the Culture & Heritage Goals - a teaching tool which translated the SDGs to the context of culture. Ki Culture continues to develop the Ki Books and the next two are being written (Exhibitions and Education & Engagement) and will be available in early 2022. The Ki Books are also currently being translated into multiple languages and into an interactive website. Keep posted for when we are able to bring these to the app stage. 

We are also so excited that Sustainability in Conservation, our sister organization, is preparing to launch its Greener Solvents Handbook. One of the most pressing issues in art conservation is the use of toxic chemicals, which are damaging not only to the planet, but also the conservators - causing cancer and premature death in our colleagues around the world. Finding healthier and more environmentally friendly ways to preserve our culture is the heart of SiC’s work, and we are thrilled to bring this open source publication to the sector to provide information about healthier choices for the field. The Handbook will be followed up with an international research program and digital platform for dissemination as well as conferences to continue development and dissemination of information about this important topic. 

We encourage you to keep us in mind for Giving Tuesday in November, but please remember that there is more than one way to give. If you are interested in volunteering with Ki Culture, contact us at peopleandculture@kiculture.org. You do not need to be a cultural professional or a sustainability expert! There are so many facets to this work that we can surely find a place for your talents. If you or anyone you know can help with translations, fundraising, business administration, coordinating or project management, please get in touch.

Thank you to the Ki Futures pilot cohort for leading fearlessly and inspiring hope throughout the sector, thank you to our PACT partners for recognising our strength together, and thank you to our supporters and donors as we embark on this exciting next phase of Ki Culture.

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Location: Amsterdam, North Holland - Netherlands
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Caitlin Southwick
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