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IE Amazon Ethnobotanical Collection Moves to Southern Cross University Herbarium, New South Wales

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Blog, Projects | 0 comments

IE Amazon Ethnobotanical Collection Moves to Southern Cross University Herbarium, New South Wales

From 1981 – 1983, Robyn Tredwell and Robert Hahn, both directors of the Institute of Ecotechnics participated in the “Amazon River Expedition” on board the research vessel Heraclitus in charge of the ethnobotanical collections. The impetus to mount this expedition was made by Harvard professor Richard Evans Schultes, founder of contemporary ethnobotany, who spoke at our 1979 conference in Malaysia. When we asked what could we do to help preserve the lore of the jungle, he suggested that the Institute use its sailing ship, the Heraclitus to undertake an expedition up the Amazon River...

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Conference Talks – TEMPLATE

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

< Back to the conference http://ecotechnics.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2005-john-allen-test.mp3   1995 Conference on Biospheres Make sure you’re connected to the Internet. For help connecting, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Network, and click “Assist me.” If you’re connected to the Internet, and the content still doesn’t appear, try again later. Make sure you’re connected to the Internet. For help connecting, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Network, and click “Assist me.” If you’re connected to the Internet, and the...

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“Will Apples Grow On Mars?”

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 in Blog, Videos | 0 comments

Documentary Film “Will Apples Grow on Mars?“ Made in 1991, this remarkable film depicts the creation of Biosphere 2, the world’s first (and so far, only) totally sealed miniature world designed for long term human habitation. In 1991, four men and four women were locked inside Biosphere 2 as an experiment to see if they could survive for two years by recycling all their waste, water and air, and by growing all their food without fertilizers or pesticides. Described as “One of the greatest scientific experiments of the 20th century”, Biosphere 2...

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Eden in Iraq

Posted on Apr 27, 2014 in Featured, Projects | 0 comments

Eden in Iraq

Eden in Iraq: The Wastewater Garden Project   EDEN IN IRAQ is a water remediation project in the wetlands of S. Iraq using art, environmental design, and wastewater to create a restorative garden for recreation, education, and contemplation. In 1991 Saddam Hussein drained the immense wetlands near the likely site of the Garden of Eden, turning it into a desert. The expelled Marsh Arabs have been returning to re-green and restore the marshes with the help of Nature Iraq (NGO) located in El-Chibaish. This 7,000 year old Mesopotamian culture has retained their traditional way of life...

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Inspirations from the Mediterranean

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 in Conference Podcasts | 0 comments

Inspirations from the Mediterranean

Podcast from the 2011 Mediterranean Conference Antonino Saggio, Architect, Associate Professor of Architectural design at the University of Rome La Sapienza, founder of the research group Nitrosaggio.net which operates transdisciplinarily in the relationships between Design and Information Technology, founded and edits the book series “IT Revolution in Architecture.” His books include Architettura e Modernità, Dal Bauhaus Alla Rivoluzione Informatica, Frank O. Gehry Architetture Residuali, Using Goals in Design, Frank O. Gehry Architetture Residuali, Using Goals in Design, Roma...

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Maritime History of the Mediterranean

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 in Conference Podcasts | 0 comments

Maritime History of the Mediterranean

Captain Richard (Rip) Hayman, Master mariner, maritime historian, composer,performance artist, journalist. Maritime lecturer for Cunard, Regent and Seabourn Cruises, navigator, director of marine propulsion engineering project, and skipper of the Klang II, a 1924 English 54′ yawl. In addition, he is co-proprietor of the Ear Inn, the oldest sailor’s pub in Manhattan,and publisher and editor of the renowned Ear Magazine, which was influential in the worldwide avant garde music and performance movement of the 80’s...

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October Gallery exhibition featured in the New York Times

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 in Blog, Press | 0 comments

October Gallery exhibition featured in the New York Times

A piece by Romuald Hazoumè in the October Gallery Exhibition at the Armory Show was featured this week in the New York Times Art & Design section. Hazoumè’s piece represents the vehicles used to transport gas in the Republic of Benin and reflects on the black-market oil trade in the region. Read Full...

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October Gallery

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

October Gallery

The Institute of Ecotechnics founded and developed The October Gallery , an internationally recognized art and cultural events center in the Bloomsbury area of central London as a meeting place for the ‘ transvangarde ‘ – cutting-edge artists, musicians, poets and thinkers from all cultures around the planet. The October Gallery annually curates between seven and ten art exhibitions relating to different cultures each year as well as hosting a wide range of musical, dance and theatrical performances, as well as seminars,...

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Birdwood Downs

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Birdwood Downs

Since 1978, Birdwood Downs Station has pioneered new ecological methods of improving degraded lands using stock management, weed control and planting improved grasses. Now, the beautiful paddocks with their groves of native trees, spectacular boab and eucalyptus, serve as a model for sustainable management of the tropical savannah and support our horses and cattle herd. Read more about us. The knowledge and experience gained in the past 30 years is now passed on in our hands-on training programmes. The Kimberley School of Horsemanship offers training for all ages in horse care, horse training...

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Les Marronniers

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Les Marronniers

Institute of Ecotechnics conceptualized the restoration of, and continues to consult on a working ecological farm, artists’ studio and conference facility, Les Marronniers, near Aix-en-Provence, France. Designed as an integrated system, this 15 acre (6 hectare) property makes full use of the vegetable gardens, field crops, orchards, grazing, woodlands, artisan workshops and residences to demonstrate the complex holistic principles on which traditional farming methods were based for centuries. In 1976, Les Marronniers hosted the first European I.E. conference, and continues today to...

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