Digital Safaris on Sustainability

In cooperation with PULSE, cultural network for ecological transition in Flanders, we are launching a series of Digital Safaris on Sustainability in live music venues, festivals and clubs. On this page, you will find more about what Digital Safaris are, as well as the video recordings of previous Digital Safaris and information about the next Digital Safaris that will take place.

NEXT DIGITAL SAFARI: 19 November at 14:00 CET POSTPONED TO JANUARY OR FEBRUARY

Episode 4: Share your green practices with Handelsbeurs Concert Hall (BE)

Live DMA and Pulse join forces with Handelsbeurs Concert Hall for a look behind the scenes, to explore their actions and plans for more sustainability, and dive into their ecological and social practices. They will bring three topics to the table: mobility, inclusiveness and network. 

This fourth episode will be a bit different as everyone is invited to actively participate, to propose ideas, discuss and ask questions. This Safari focuses on exchanging ideas and good practices. After a short presentation of Handelsbeurs’ practices, you will be divided in three groups.

When you register, you can choose one of the three breakout rooms (mobility, inclusiveness or network) to share your own practice to inspire others. This can be big or small. You can prepare the set-up, the impact and potential challenges you encountered. It’s a good time to share thoughts, ask questions and use this European platform to the fullest.

WHAT ARE THE DIGITAL SAFARIS ON SUSTAINABILITY? FOR WHOM?

The Digital Safari on Sustainability gives live music professionals the opportunity to virtually visit live music scenes which work in an ecological way. From catering to sustainable building, up to the mobility of the audience and artists or the way they manage waste, benefit from concrete tips on how to think and act in a sustainable manner in your live music venue or club.

The Digital Safaris on Sustainability will take place via Zoom. Places are limited to 30 participants to ensure a privileged and in-depth discussion between live music professionals from all over Europe. Live music professionals from all branches (communication, catering, administration, technicians, directors…) are invited to these intimate visits and exchanges.


EPISODE 1: A CO2-NEUTRAL MUSIC VENUE IN BELGIUM, MUZIEKCLUB 4AD

Digital Safari on Sustainability. Episode 1: 4AD from Pulse Transitienetwerk on Vimeo.

For this first Digital Safari, on 26 November 2020, we have visited Muziekclub 4AD, which became in 2015 the first CO2-neutral music venue in Belgium. In the video recording of the Digital Safari, the 4AD team will bring you behind the scenes to present their ecological ideology and show that it is possible to operate a live music venue in a sustainable, budget and audience friendly manner.

EPISODE 2: LE GRAND MIX, A SUSTAINABLE VENUE IN TOURCOING (FR)

Digital Safari on Sustainability. Episode 1: Le Grand Mix from Pulse Transitienetwerk on Vimeo.

On the 2nd of March 2021, this Digital Safari presented Le Grand Mix, a venue based in the north of France, which includes 2 concert halls, a restaurant and a music studio. Beside live gigs, the organisation is also involved in community work and European cooperation. We invite you to discover le Grand Mix’s project and its sustainable approach regarding waste management, energy, local economy and social inclusion.

EPISODE 3: CLUBTOPIA MEETS SCHWUZ (DE): OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES FOR SUSTAINABLE CLUBBING

Digital Safari on Sustainability. Episode 3: Clubtopia meets Schwuz from Pulse Transitienetwerk on Vimeo.

Clubtopia is an initiative which devotes itself to sustainability and climate issues within the Berlin club scene. They support clubs in becoming more sustainable by offering free energy consultations, online trainings, workshops and much more. One of the clubs that Clubtopia is cooperating with is SchwuZ, Germany´s oldest queer club. In this Digital Safari, we want to give you an example of how this cooperation between Clubtopia and clubs in Berlin works. We will focus on Clubtopia’s energy consultation and SchwuZ as a location, to see what measurements clubs can take to become more climate friendly as well as what challenges there might be.