LCC Green Week | Tuesday | Megacities
Tuesday’s LCC Green Week theme was Megacities, featuring events exploring ways to re-calibrate urban life. First up was the Surviving the Times workshop with graphic designer Tzortzis Rallis, co-designer of The Occupied Times.
The workshop set out to determine the content of a publication reporting on LCC Green Week 2014. Writers, illustrators, photographers and designers collaborated to generate ideas that examined the environmental and social challenges of our times, with the newspaper due to be published later in the year.
Stepping up the pace in the Well Gallery, Paleo fitness expert Darryl Edwards followed an introductory talk on The Sustainable Body with two exhilarating playshops based on ‘primal play’. The exhausted but inspired participants learnt about PRIMALity principles of movement and Paleo nutrition while improving their health, strength and well-being.
The Sustainable Body event continued later in the day with a live webinar by fitness coach, author and Ironman triathlete Ben Greenfield, speaking from the USA. Ben’s bio-hacking lecture asked: how can we protect our bodies and minds from environmental and digital toxins?
In the Atrium Gallery, the Critical Mass exhibition by BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design students explored design as a catalyst for change. The work on display showcased campaigns and activities generated in response to social, environmental and political issues, demonstrating the potential of creative activism.
Design for Social Impact was the talking point of Tuesday afternoon in a lecture by Nat Hunter and Sevra Davis of the RSA. How has social design and responsibility become more prominent over the last decade and why is it an essential strategy for the future?
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