[ISEA2011] Panel: Nacho Zamora – Solar Art­works

Panel Statement

Panel: Public Art of the Sustainable City

“Solar Art­works” com­bines art, ar­chi­tec­ture, de­sign, sci­ence, and a com­mon ob­jec­tive: how to make our cities more sus­tain­able through pub­lic art. We can find solar art­works in dif­fer­ent parts of the world, and their cre­ators gen­er­ally are mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary groups of spe­cial­ists. In this con­fer­ence we will see some of the most in­ter­est­ing ex­am­ples of solar art­works stud­ied in the frame of “Solar Art­works” to date, in par­tic­u­lar how dif­fer­ent the pro­jects can be, and why they have been cre­ated.

  • Nacho Zamora is a Span­ish pub­lic art re­searcher who has cu­rated an in­ter­na­tional pre­sen­ta­tion and ex­hi­bi­tion of solar art­works: re­new­able en­ergy–fo­cused tech­nol­ogy, art and de­sign. He re­ceived a Bach­e­lor in Fine Arts at the Uni­ver­sity of Mur­cia (Spain), and spe­cial­ized in pub­lic art for a Mas­ter of Artis­tic Pro­duc­tion at the Poly­tech­nic Uni­ver­sity of Va­len­cia (Spain). His in­ter­est is based on the syn­the­sis be­tween con­cepts like sus­tain­abil­ity, ed­u­ca­tion and in­no­va­tion within the field of pub­lic art. Nacho Zamora is cur­rently work­ing on a Doc­toral Dis­ser­ta­tion ti­tled “Solar Art­works”. The goal of this pro­ject is to com­pile a com­plete re­port about solar art­works and their cre­ators.

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