TEOR/éTica is a private, non-profit, independent project, dedicated to the investigation and diffusion of contemporary artistic practices. Located in San José, Costa Rica, it was founded in 1999 by Virginia Pérez-Ratton (1950-2010) a Costa Rican artist, curator and investigator. The name, TEOR/éTica, denotes theory, aesthetics and ethics.
TEOR/éTica operates in four main areas: exhibitions of local and international artists; promotion, documentation of work and support for Central American artists (visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, dancers); an editorial effort with over 40 publications; and the presentation of talks, theoretical events and symposia. The cultural projects we develop aim to construct a national, regional and international public, with an outlook towards global realities, as thought of from Central America and the Caribbean.
VERDE The Experiment is a collection of practical ideas for those who want to change their consume habits and protect the environment in their daily life. It comprises a blog and the Guide to become a better Earthling which can be downloaded for free.
Thanks to the invitation of Fundacion TEOR/éTica, VERDE The Experiment is part of MINGA - Exploring Utopia, a project of Arts Collaboratory.
But it doesn't end up there...We (Paula and Lucia) take these ideas and translate them into experiments in our lives and you get to read about it.
Paula Piedra lives in San Jose, Costa Rica in a two person-one cat household. She works 8 to 5 and is a writer, interior designer and project manager that currently works as a cultural producer.
Lucia Madriz is costarrican but lives in Germany with her husband and her little daughter M. She is a visual artist working from home. She is getting used to the challenges of four seasons weather and becoming a homemaker and mom.
You might want to join us and try some of our experiments and maybe make them part of your life. It takes some time to get your experiment right but every environmental friendly habit is worthy; just imagine the benefits of that action if it doesn't happen anymore during the rest of your life...
Off course you can adapt and create experiments for your own needs at home, in the workplace and in your community, and share them with friends and colleagues.
Join us and show Mother Earth some love...