Futurama Exhibition at Seattle Design Festival - September 8 @ 3PM
Coltura is collaborating with the Austrian-based NGO Smarter than Car and the design firm DLR Group to show Smarter than Car's research and design project Futurama Redux - Urban Mobility After Cars And Oil. Coltura will display some of its gasoline-themed art in conjunction with the show.
The event is part of the Seattle Design Festival 2017.
The motto of this year’s Seattle Design festival is POWER providing an inspiring context for the Futurama Redux project. Fossil fuels have powered our lives for more than 100 years and society is now depending on this power. Nothing has more grip over our daily lives than the abundance and availability of cheap fossil fuels. Futurama Redux - Urban Mobility After Cars And Oil dissects this underlying paradigm of urbanism. To design human settlements within the carrying capacity of our planet, fossil fuel power must be replaced by renewable power. Futurama Redux challenges us to live powerfully, without using fossil fuels.
Futurama Redux is an urban research and design project led by the think tank Smarter Than Car that investigates the future of mobility beyond the use of fossil fuels. The project opens a creative space to develop visions and articulate pathways for context-sensitive post-carbon transition.
Join The EVolution -- September 9th @ 10am
Get plugged in at Drive Electric Week in Seattle.
Interested in never paying for gas again?! Have questions about electricity-powered cars or bikes? Join us September 9, 2017 at Denny Park from 10 AM to 2 PM to learn how to amp up your ride!
You’ll have the opportunity to test drive a plethora of electric vehicles and see what all the fuss is all about! With you behind the wheel, you’ll see the benefits an EV can bring: a quieter ride, instant power, and lightning-quick steering response. This year will showcase several models of electric vehicles, such as the Nissan LEAF®, Kia Soul EV, Hyundai Ioniq and Tesla Model X. Plus there will be enthusiastic and savvy EV owners and industry experts on hand to help you kick the tires and answer any questions.
Vehicles you can test drive:
-- Chevrolet Bolt EV
-- Ford C-Max Plug-In Hybrid
-- Ford Fusion Energi
-- Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid
-- Kia Soul EV
-- Polaris Firefly
-- Polaris GEM
E-bikes you can test ride:
-- Seattle E-Bike
-- Rad Power Bikes
-- Clean Republic's Hill Topper Electric Bike
Who is going to be there (we'll update this list as we go):
-- Broadband TelCom Power
-- King County, Washington Government
-- MC Electric Vehicles
-- Paramount Motors NW
-- Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
-- Puget Sound Solar
-- Seattle E-Bike
-- SemaConnect EV Charging Stations
-- Washington State Department of Commerce
-- Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
Learn more here: wwcleancities.org/washington-drives-electric/
Coltura Gas Trap at Roundhouse Theater -- September 10 @ 2PM
Join Coltura as it makes its Canadian stage debut of The Gas Trap at the famous Roundhouse Theater in Vancouver.
Gas Trap at Portland Courthouse Square JUL 2017
Using public art to drive environmental activism, Seattle's award-winning anti-gasoline nonprofit will present its Portland debut of The Gas Trap, a 25-foot-high inflatable, kinetic sculpture stage and live performance piece that calls attention to the harm—and death—caused by our individual and collective use of gasoline. Conceived by Coltura founder Matthew Metz, designed by Seattle artist Samaj, and fabricated by the inflatable specialists Seattle Design Nerds, The Gas Trap performance is written and directed by Portland native Alyssa Norling and will be performed by Aly Norling and Grace Orr, Northwest theatre and movement artists who use the endless possibilities of public art for social change.
Coltura's Gas Free Concert Featuring Industrial Revelation
America’s leading gasoline opponent Coltura produces the first-ever No Gasoline Concert - a landmark cultural event where all musicians and their gear will travel to and from the event without using gasoline. Concert features musical performances from fusion super group and Seattle-favorites, Industrial Revelation, jazz duo Bad Luck, and solo cellist Lauri Goldston. Come enjoy great music, and get there without using gasoline.
June 30, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
All band and audience members arrived without use of gasoline.
THE GAS TRAP
Using public art to drive environmental activism, award-winning anti-gasoline nonprofit Coltura took to the streets on June 2 to present The Gas Trap, 25-foot-high inflatable, kinetic sculpture stage and live performance piece that calls attention to the harm—and death—caused by our individual and collective use of gasoline. Conceived by Coltura founder Matthew Metz, designed by local artist Samaj, and fabricated by Seattle’s inflatable specialists, the Seattle Design Nerds, The Gas Trap performance is written and directed by Cornish graduate Alyssa Norling and will be performed by Alyssa Norling and Grace Orr, Seattle-based theatre and movement artists who use the endless possibilities of public art for social change.