Climate Action Plan case study: Critical Climate Unit
BA (Hons) Critical Practice in Fashion Media at London College of Fashion (LCF) has developed a new unit entitled ‘Critical Climate’. The unit equips students with the ability to identify and respond to climate narratives and theories. Enabling experimentation with different forms of activism within the context of environmental justice.
Climate Action Plan case study: MA Global Collaborative Design Practice
MA Global Collaborative Design Practice is a two year Masters course at Camberwell College of Arts focusing on taking action on global challenges. It is led in partnership with the Kyoto Institute of Technology and offers a dual award. The course prepares students for effective collaborations. It equips them with the skills to address complex problems.
Climate Action Plan case study: Responsible Design Framework
The Responsible Design Framework (RDF) was developed in 2015 within London College of Communication’s Design School. It is a framework and set of case studies designed to evidence a developing range of practices. It seeks to inspire students to consider a way to practice design that responds to the eco-social challenges of our time with the skills and values of responsible creative citizens.
Climate Action Plan case study: Forest School
Forest School uses the forest as a tool to explore the climate and ecological emergency. The programme is led through a series of events, projects, and partnerships. There are many myths that anchor forests deep in our cultural psyches. Yet the communities that guardian forests globally, continue to be marginalised.
Climate Action Plan case study: Rewilding Textiles
Rewilding Textiles is a research project from Maison/0. Maison/0 is the Central Saint Martins-LVMH creative platform for regenerative luxury.
Climate Action Plan case study: Centre for Sustainable Fashion
Working across research, education and knowledge exchange, the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) engages in transformation design. We cross-reference fashion’s ecological, social, economic and cultural agendas. CSF shape and contribute to Fashion Design for Sustainability as a field of study.
Climate Action Plan case study: Taking environmental action in our workshops
UAL worked on a pilot to introduce and adapt the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) created by University College London (UCL), at Central Saint Martins (CSM). The pilot was conducted in our technical workshops that cover many disciplines, including textiles, film, photography, ceramics, print, and digital fabrication.
Climate Action Plan case study: Investing in renewable energy
In 2019, UAL joined forces with 20 of the UK’s leading universities in a £50m deal to buy renewable electricity directly from British wind farms.
Climate Action Plan case study: Carnival of Crisis
UAL’s Carnival of Crisis aimed to demonstrate that the arts can, and must, respond to the climate and ecological emergency. Creative action was mobilised through a season of events hosted in parallel with the COP26 Climate Summit.
Climate Action Plan case study: Earth Day 2022 Appetite for Justice
Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970 – a day when communities around the world have come together to honour the planet. Over half a century on, many of the environmental challenges we face have only become more urgent.