Koynē Program

Koynē Program by Arcaica  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. 

︎Exch - 2024
︎South - North Circuit : 

Sustainable Materials Library

Our Methodology

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 Koynē , 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 Koynē program we believe that this effort must be made from different disciplines; and art and creative practices are not oblivious to the interest of updating their practices with neutral impact materials. With this idea Koynē develops a research methodology in cooperation with art 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 work; thus contributing to the idea of an alternative model of circular economy.

          Arcaica Association was founded in 2021 and born with the intention of promoting the harmonious, democratic and creative integration of ancient, traditional and contemporary disciplines and knowledge through the language of art. Arcaica strives for long-term and sustainable work in the field of art.

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The 2022-2023 program of Koynē and its South-North Circuit project is supported by Nordisk Kulturfond, Taike and Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia with its TelepArt program.

If you are interested in collaborating or have other questions, please feel free to contact us. We seek to collaborate with diverse interest groups and organizations in the fields of art and science to realize interdisciplinary projects.


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