CONVERGENCE 2002 Schedule    
ALL MONTH AT ENFO  
  FREE Daily 17 St. Andrews Street
    10:00 - 17:00 The Sustainable Communities Exhibition
An exhibit by The Village project outlining the many different aspects of a sustainable community. Includes lunchtime talks and video screenings. The Village aims to create a unique ecological settlement designed to the best standards of ecological sustainability.
       
ALL WEEK AT THE PROJECT
  FREE Daily The Convergence Hub
Featuring the Critical Café, the VOICE Water exhibit by eco-artist Felix Ford, FEASTA's sustainable indicator exhibit, the Green Building and Sustainable Technology exhibit, film screenings and book and Information stalls.
  € 12 & € 10 8th - 13th
The Cube - Project
Woyzeck
Perimeter Productions' adaptation / interpretation of Woyzeck creates a world fragmented by materialism and consumerism through which Woyzeck stumbles, striving to find solid ground.
  Various Daily Vital Viewing Video Series
An array of thought provoking films on a variety of timely themes.
       
SATURADAY 6th April back to top
  FREE 12:00
From Project Foyer
Green Map Tour
The Green Map System, for charting urban sites of environmental & cultural significance around the world, is a globally connected and locally adaptable framework for community sustainability. This tour follows the Temple Bar Green Map that was drawn in 2000.
  € 10 & € 8 13.30 -16:30
Space Upstairs - Project
Digital Futures Forum:
Encouraging the new digital economy to take up the sustainability challenge and explore the environmental and social applications of information technology.
  € 8 & € 6 17.30 - 18.30
Space Upstairs - Project
Vital Viewing - The Next Industrial Revolution
Irish Premier introduced by eco-architect Brian O'Brien
A new documentary film, illuminating the work and vision of architect William McDonough and chemist Dr. Michael Braungart, two leaders in a growing movement to transform the relationship between commerce and nature. Earthome Productions.
       
SUNDAY 7th April back to top
  FREE 13.00 - 14.00
Gallery of Photography - Meeting House Square
"Wishing Tree for Ireland"
Public art Event- This artist led project will involve children from St. Brigid's School, Finglas. Each "leaf" for the wishing tree will combine a written 'wish' for the future here in Ireland with a photographic portrait of the child making that wish. The project will culminate in the placing of the leaves on a lime tree, which will be situated outside the Gallery of Photography during the 'Convergence" festival. Following this the tree will be planted in the school grounds in Finglas.
This project is supported by the National Anti-Racism Awareness Programme.
  € 7 & € 5 13.30 - 15.30
Gallery - Project
Workshop - The Road to Deep Democracy
with Thomas Riedmuller exploring conflict resolution, consensus decision making and group facilitation. Communities require sustainable relationships. The necessary skills are not frequently being taught in homes, schools, and universities. A change of values from power over people towards power with people requires awareness and persistence. It also requires training in social skills for conflict resolution, participatory group facilitation and personal growth.
  €  5 14.00 - 18.00
Space Upstairs - Project
Workshop - Beyond TV: A forum on video activism
A by Undercurrents from the UK who will present and facilitate discussion on the latest environmental, community and protest videos.
  € 12 & € 10 20.00 - 21.30
Space Upstairs - Project
Parables for a New Paradigm
A deep multimedia experience. This unique event explores the deeply interwoven relationships that bind our lives with that of Nature and the Universe. "Parables" integrates New Cosmology with Celtic Spirituality, Eastern Mysticism and Indigenous Traditions through sacred music, story telling, poetry and multimedia. With Deirdre Ní Chinnéide, Fionnula Gill, Michael Ormiston, Marty Boroson and others.
       
MONDAY 8th April back to top
  FREE 12.30 - 13.30
Meeting Room - ENFO
Vital Viewing Lunchtime Screening - Local Futures and Yonten Gi Kawa (Price of Knowledge)
Local Futures challenges the commonly held belief that globalisation is good for us, is inevitable--even 'evolutionary'. Yonten Gi Kawa (Price of Knowledge) is an award winning documentary about life in Bhutan by Ugyen Wangdi.
  FREE 14.00 - 18.00
Space Upstairs - Project
Preparing for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)
A highly visual and exciting presentation by Ireland's environmental sector to jump start the process for the forthcoming WSSD in Johannesburg.
  FREE 14.30 - 16.30
Meeting Room in ENFO
Developing Eco-Tourism: The Green Map System
An information session of particular interest to those involved in promotion of ecotourism in Dublin and throughout Ireland.
  € 3 18.00 - 19.00
The Cube - Project
Vital Viewing Screening - Non-Violence for a Change
This award winning video is aimed at getting debate going around the issues of non-violent protest. It is fun and empowering, while at the same time addressing serious issues. Followed by a selection of videos from Undercurrents.
  € 12 & € 10 20.15 - 21.30
The Cube - Project
Woyzeck
Perimeter Productions
  FREE 19.00-21:00
Space Upstairs - Project
Understanding Irish Environmental Protest: stimulating ideas for the future.
With the Environmental Change Institute, NUI Galway
A forward-looking forum sharing results of research carried out by the Environmental Change Institute, NUI Galway.
       
TUESDAY 9th April back to top
  € 5 12.30-13.30
Gallery - Project
How-To series - An introduction to Tai Chi
With Jan Golden, Tai Chi Ireland
  FREE 12.30 - 13.30
Meeting Room - ENFO
Vital Viewing Lunchtime Screening - The Future of Paradise: The Ecovillage experience
  € 12 & € 10 14:00-16:30
Space Upstairs-Project
The Sustainability Forum - Defining and Measuring Sustainability
This forum will explore what we mean by sustainability and will try to agree on what statistics could be gathered to show whether Ireland is becoming more sustainable or not. Presentations and panel discussion with Richard Douthwaite, (Feasta) Patrice Crawley (EPA), Anne Behan (Community Consultant), Sue Scott (ESRI) and Michael Donnelly (Sustainable Northern Ireland)
  € 5 18.00 - 19.00
The Cube - Project
Vital Viewing Screening - Ancient Futures - Learning from Ladakh
Explores the breakdown of Ladakh's culture and environment and forces us to re-examine what we really mean by 'progress'.
  € 12 & € 10 20.15 - 21.30
The Cube - Project
Woyzeck
Perimeter Productions
  € 12 & € 10 19.30 - 21.30
Space Upstairs-Project
In Conversation with Helena Norberg - Hodge and John Quinn RTE
Lecture by Helena Norberg - Hodge, founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (which runs programs on four continents aimed at strengthening ecological diversity and community, with a particular emphasis on local food and farming) followed by a public interview with John Quinn.
       
WEDNESDAY 10th April back to top
  € 50 & € 25 10.00 - 17.30 - Space Upstairs-Project Conference - Re-Building Local Economies
A full-day conference exploring ways in which communities can make themselves less exposed to the vagaries of the international markets by meeting more of their needs themselves. Featuring Richard Douthwaite (Feasta), Alastair McIntosh (Edinburgh's Centre for Human Ecology), Michael Donnelly (the Sustainable Northern Ireland Programme), Liam Egerton (f3 - the Foundation for Local Food Initiatives), Joe Kelly (IRD Kiltimagh Ltd) and Helena Norberg Hodge (ISEC)
  € 5 12.30-13.30
Gallery - Project
How-To series - An introduction to Tai Chi
With Jan Golden, Tai Chi Ireland
  FREE 12.30 - 13.30
Meeting Room - ENFO
Eco- Villages
A Talk by Helena Norbert-Hodge, Co-founder of the Global Eco-Village Network
  € 5 18.00 - 19.00
The Cube - Project
Vital Viewing Double Bill - The Unfolding Story and Eco-psychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Self
These two films explore the connection between cosmology, society and the non-human world
  € 12 & € 10 20.15 - 21.30 The Cube - Project Woyzeck
Perimeter Productions
  € 15 and € 12 19.30 - 21.00
Space Upstairs - Project
'Bat The Father, Rabbit The Son' by Donal O'Kelly
Donal O'Kelly performs his acclaimed solo play. An explosive psychological analysis of the generation that gave us The Tribunals.
       
THURSDAY 11th April back to top
  Pre-booking only 11.00 - 12.30
Space Upstairs - Project
Critical Talk For Youth - Energy
A series of interactive workshops addressing some of the key issues underlying Agenda 21.
  € 5 13.00 - 14.30
Gallery - Project
How-To Series - Domestic solar hot water heaters
By the Irish Energy Centre
  FREE 12.30 - 13.30
Meeting Room - ENFO
Building sustainable community
A Talk by Gavin Harte, programme manager of the Village project
  FREE 14.30 - 17.30
The Cube - Project
Greening Dublin: Creating the Vision
Dubliners' Agenda 21
Come together and create a vision for a greener and healthier Dublin. What would this mean for you? Community gardens? City forests? Edible landscaping? This session will see the launch of an environmental focus group as part of the Community Forum.
  Pre-booking only (01) 4912327 14:00 - 15:30
Space Upstairs - Project
Critical Talk For Youth - Climate

  € 5 18.00 - 19.00
The Cube - Project
Vital Viewing Screening - Globalisation and the Media
The latest documentary from the UK's Undercurrents, followed by a selection of short videos
  € 12 & € 10 20.15 - 21.30
The Cube - Project
Woyzeck
Perimeter Productions
  € 12 & € 10 19.30 - 21.00
Space Upstairs - Project
The Sustainability Lecture - "Soil and Soul"
by Alastair McIntosh
The Place of Spiritual Activism in Community Empowerment
In his introduction to Alastair McIntosh's new book, 'Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power', the English campaigning journalist, George Monbiot, concludes: 'Do not claim to know the world unless you have read this book.' In this session, Alastair will use passages from the book to demonstrate how understanding the spiritual basis of community can not only help to know the world, but also, lead to empowerment. In the Celtic traditions of Scotland and Ireland, community has three faces - relationship with one another, relationship with nature, and inner relationship with ourselves. He will show how this opens up mythic dimensions of social activism, illustrating their successful application in the campaign to stop the proposed Isle of Harris super quarry.
       
FRIDAY 12th April back to top
  Pre-booking only 11. 00 - 12.30
Space Upstairs - Project
Critical Talk For Youth - Waste

  € 5 13.00 - 14.30
Gallery - Project
How-To Series - Home Cooked Herbal Remedies
Judith Hoad demonstrating simple preparation of herbal remedies.
  FREE 12.30 - 13.30
Meeting Room - ENFO
Curitiba - A social and ecological city
With Eco-Architect Brian O'Brien
  FREE 14.30 - 16.30
Meeting Room - ENFO
Forging a Community Vision of the Future
By The Sustainable Dublin project
  Pre-booking only 14:00-16:30
Space Upstairs - Project
Youth Forum - Challenging Consumption
A peer level forum investigating critical connections between personal lifestyle and global impacts.
  € 5 18.00 - 19.00
The Cube - Project
Vital Viewing Video Screening - 'The Ad and the Ego' Parallax Films
This film makes the critical connections between the rise of consumerism, environmental degradation and our blind commitment to economic growth at any cost.
  € 12 & € 10 20.15 - 21.30
The Cube - Project
Woyzeck
Perimeter Productions
  € 12 & € 10 19.30 - 21.00
Space Upstairs - Project
The Health Lecture - "Short term gain, long term pain - How we are mortgaging our children's future"
Dr. Vyvyan Howard, head of the Development Toxico-Pathology Research Group, University of Liverpool will give this lecture on the health effects of chemicals in our environment. He has written in a number of books and articles about the 'cocktail effect' of synthetic chemicals carried in the human body and issues relating to health and the environment.
       
SATURDAY 13th April back to top
  € 40 & € 35 10.00 - 18.00 -
Space Upstairs - Project
Conference - Ecological Building for a Better World
This one-day conference will bring together lay people, architects, builders, planners, and local representatives to share their experiences on sustainable settlement design and development, building materials and construction methods. Featuring John Talbott (Findhorn Ecovillage), Mike Haslam and Brian O'Brien (Solearth), Tom Woolley (Queen's University), Emer O'Siochru (EOS), Paul Leech (Gaia Ecotecture), Marcus McCabe (Ark Nursery), Rob Hopkins (The Hollies), Colin Bell (CB Architects) and Stiofàin Schmeitz (Sheep's Wool Insulation Ltd.)
  FREE 11.00 - 13.00
Dublin Food
Co-op,
St Andrews Resource Centre, Pearce St.,
Dublin 2.
The Food Economy
Liam Edgerton from (f3 - the Foundation for Local Food Initiatives UK) explores ways to strengthen the local food economy.
  € 5 13.00 - 15.00
Gallery - Project
How-To Series - Music from Recycled Materials
  € 5 12.30 - 14.00
The Cube - Project
Green Map Workshop
with Michele Hallahan
  € 5 14.30 - 17.00
The Cube - Project
Green Audit Workshop
Molly Scott Cato and Chris Busby (Green Audit UK)
Exploring how government gets its scientific advice and why it always tends to support the onward march of industry. In this session we will discuss how scientific research and reports can be used to bring pressure to bear on policy-makers, using examples from our own work.
  FREE 14.00
From Project Foyer
Green Map Tour
with Michele Hallahan
  € 5 19.00 - 20.30
Space Upstairs - Project
Vital Viewing Video Screening - The Next Industrial Revolution
A new documentary film, illuminating the work and vision of architect William McDonough and chemist Dr. Michael Braungart, two leaders in a growing movement to transform the relationship between commerce and nature. Earthome Productions.
  € 12 & € 10 20.15 - 21.30
The Cube - Project
Woyzeck
Perimeter Productions
  € 10 22.00 - 3.00
Project
Club Convergence
Featuring a blend of dance music, visual art and film. Starring Mexican guitar virtuosos Rodrigo and Gabriella with top DJ's.
       
SUNDAY 14th April back to top
  FREE 11.00 - 18.00
Meeting House Square
The Earth Fair
An international family fun day, focusing on diversity and peace. Including a range of outdoor and under-canvas workshops, talks, demonstrations, music and other arts.
  € 5 11.00 - 14.00
Upstairs in IFC
Workshop - Deep Ecology
Dolores Whelan and Graham Strouts
  € 7 12.00 - 14.30
Gallery - Project
Dance Workshop - In Search of the Inner Dancer
with Guylaine Klaus-Corsini
  € 3 14.30 - 16.00
Upstairs in IFC
Paradise Lost? - West Papua under threat
After 50,000 years living sustainably, suddenly Indonesian military hardware, international silence, and the "hard logic" of corporate profit see Papuans facing annihilation
  € 3 16.30 - 18.00
Upstairs in IFC
Challenging Sellafield - Strategies and Updates
Gluaiseacht has been doing direct action against Sellafied, and STAD has mounted the legal challenge. Dr. Chris Busby, Director of Green Audit and the Low Level Radiation Campaign and is the author of 'Wings of Death: Nuclear Pollution and Human Health, (1995). Results of both his theoretical and epidemiological research point to a very large error in the accepted scientific model for estimating the health effects of releases from nuclear sites.
  € 6 The Ark Children's Music Workshops
Children 4 - 7. Adults welcome.
Please phone The Ark at 6707788 for booking information
Where Will We Go? That's what we're going to find out! The Ark invites just one small group at a time to come to our top floor workshop where they will embark on a musical and imaginative journey with Nico Brown. They'll use their voices to explore new worlds of sound and then with the help of some special musical instruments continue the voyage going…… who knows where?
  € 6 14.30 - 16.00 -
The Cube - Project
Workshop - An Introduction to Permaculture
with Rob Hopkins
Permaculture is essentially a tool kit for the design and creation of sustainable human settlements. It is an empowering approach that equips us with a way of seeing that turns problems into solutions.
  € 6 16.30 - 18.00
Gallery - Project
Green Burial Roundtable
with Judith Hoad and Erik van Lennep-Hyland
There is a growing movement to rethink our relationship to death, and how we honour the passing of our loved ones. This discussion will explore alternatives to standard burial practices.
  FREE 14.00- 15.30
Space Upstairs - Project
Forum Theatre - Tackling Apathy Facilitated by Carmel O'Sullivan
Forum Theatre is a theatrical technique in which a problem is shown in an unsolved form, to which the audience is invited to suggest and enact solutions.
  € 12 19.30 - 21.00
Space Upstairs - Project
KHOOMII- Mongolian Overtone Singing
With Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino
An evening concert of Sacred Sounds, Heavenly Chants and Earth Rhythms from their travels in Mongolia, India and beyond.
       
 
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