Koynē is a program by Arcaica that is inspired by the concept of art as a lingua franca, a common language and a communication channel, through which artists, residencies, cultural professionals and researchers can connect without borders and exchange knowledge, techniques and sustainable materials.
Koynē encourages collectively and socially responsible projects and is interested in developing a critical vision on issues that we consider of mutual and transversal importance such as biodiversity and cultural heritage, climate change and democracy by technological revolution.
Koynē uses art, science and creative inquiry as a way to explore, connect and communicate ideas for a more conscious and sustainable life.
Taking as a general premise that the current economic model focused on progress and growth produces global warming, and as part of the work we carry out at Koyne, we seek to join in the exploration of options for the creation of an alternative model. One that ensures the well-being of nature and all people enabeling societies and organizations to prosper without transgressing the safe limits of the earth's natural systems.
There are different motivations for research that promote a transition towards a cycle of production and consumption that does not affect the natural balance of ecosystems to a degree of risk. In this sense, from the Koyne program we believe that this effort must be made from different disciplines; and art and creative practices are certainly not oblivious to the interest of updating their practices with neutral impact materials. With this idea Koyne develops a research methodology in cooperation with the South-North Circuit (SNC) residencies, which can be used to better understand the nature, traditions, materials and resources that surround the residencies, with which they work. The objective with this is to find, systematize and disseminate safe materials from the environment that can be used in creative and artistic work; thus contributing to the idea of an alternative model of circular economy.