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Climate Emergency Network

Image: Fiona Fuller, The Open Assembly, BA Interior and Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Arts

Our Climate Emergency Network - a growing community of interest and concern, creative practice and action

The UAL Climate Emergency Network is a growing community of staff and students. We launched during lockdown as an extension of the Climate Assemblies that took place at Central Saint Martins, Camberwell and Chelsea in 2019 and early 2020. The Network is open to staff and students at UAL.

Climate Emergency Network Newsletter

You can sign-up to our monthly newsletter. This brings together ecology-driven student, staff and alumni projects, events and actions, as well resources, news and opportunities. Use the links at the top of this page to sign up, or to view past editions.

Looking ahead

Our focus for 2021 is to develop a creative response to the COP26 climate summit in November. We'll be working in partnership with  Glasgow School of Art and other cultural and educational organisations. We will build on our Five Days conference with an ambitious festival programme and campaign demonstrating the unique role of culture and education in imagining more just and eco-centric futures.

The story so far

image: Anustha Kishor, Climate Cohort, MA Fashion Futures, London College of Fashion

In September 2020, we hosted the online conference Five Days. Ten Years. One Planet. bringing together academics, students and external guests in a week-long series of talks, workshops and debates.

The 2020 Graduate Showcase Collection People & Planet was curated by a cross-college jury of Network staff. For the 2021 Showcase, we are inviting (non-graduating) students from the Network to join the curatorial team.

During lockdown, a group of students and staff from the Network produced an interactive introduction to the climate and ecological emergency and hosted online ‘watch parties’ to groups of students at UAL and beyond. The project continues to develop dynamically and reach young audiences through our local engagement teams.