You are cordially invited to a talk given by:
Patricia Jacomella, an artist from Switzerland
Topic: “What do you mean by the word Sustainability?”
Organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland.
Womanhood and Sustainability / Kadinlik ve Surdurulebilirlik is a Swiss Turkish Art Project connecting Art, Feminism and Ecological Transformation.
Date: 4 March 2022, Friday
Time: 12:30 (GMT+3)
Place: FB 309 (Graphic Design Department building)
GE 250 / GE 251 points will be given
Sustainability is not only environmental. In my opinion, the issue of modern slavery is closely linked to the issue of sustainability and there can be no sustainability as long as there is exploitation, social inequalities and gender discrimination.
Sustainability means educating ourselves as consumers, being aware of the impact our purchases have on the environment, both in the production phase and in the disposal stages.
As consumers, we have the power to change the negative effects of capitalism and globalization through our choices and our behaviour.
To foster a more sustainable future, it is our task to inform and educate our children to be aware that every action you take can have a positive or negative side effect.
Patricia Jacomella’s work focuses on our value systems and how we can change them, and her installations are shaped through a deconstruction of the cultural codes that shape our environment. She often uses recycled objects to make her work and comments on the ways in which women are exploited. Her outlook is shaped by the idea that the art world as a cultural system should be more and do more than being “a mere instrument for creating economic value”, and aim education, awareness and sensitization, and I totally share her perspective. (Text by Ahu Antmen)
About the speaker: Born in Geneva, Patricia Jacomella obtained her Master degree in Fine Arts in 1984 at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. She was a jury member of the Professional association of visual arts Switzerland, a member of the editorial staff of the art magazine ‘Swiss Art’ and since 2019 a jury member of the Apexart’s Open Call NYC Exhibition. As an artist, she exhibited in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Albania and United States. She lives and works in Switzerland.