This February London College of Communication’s Climate Action Group will host ‘Into the Wild: Climate Action and the Curriculum’, a series of events open to all students and staff across UAL – with the full programme of events now live and open to bookings.
Taking place from Monday 22 February – Friday 26 February 2021, the series will offer opportunities to share good practice and to discuss and debate different approaches to educating for social and environmental sustainability.
The virtual events, organised by LCC’s Climate Action Group’ will include keynote speakers, talks, workshops, performances, conversations and debate which will consider questions such as:
- How can LCC work with students to support them in developing their own perspectives on, and engagement with, the complex ethical, social and political issues involved in climate action?
- How can LCC empower students to act in ways that take account of the long-term futures of people and the planet and to consider issues of economic and ecological equity?
The Climate Action Group is particularly keen to welcome students as co-producers of their learning experience and powerful advocates for action on climate issues.
Dr Nicky Ryan, Dean of Design at LCC and lead on LCC's Climate Action Group, said:
“Climate change has resulted in rising global temperatures and an unprecedented loss of biodiversity and nature, which has been intensified by deep social and economic inequalities.
“Higher Education institutions such as ours have an important role to play in rethinking the curriculum to support climate action and to play our part in working towards the Sustainable Development goals of the Paris Agreement.”
Into the Wild: Climate Action and the Curriculum events programme:
Monday 22 February
- 11am-12pm: Beyond Greenwash in Teaching Sustainability
- 2-3pm: More-than-Human Futures
- 3.30-4.30pm: Virtual Active Strolling Encounters (VASE)
Tuesday 23 February
- 10am-12pm: Sound and Environment
- 1-3pm: Sustainability and Curriculum Design
- 3.30-5pm: From Studio to Street: Climate Activism Design
Wednesday 24 February
- 10-11.30am: Tilting to Transform
- 12-1pm: Carbon Literacy Training
- 2-3pm: Decolonising Wikipedia
- 3.30-5pm: CTS Ecologies
Thursday 25 February
- 10-11am: Finding positive solutions as an alternative to promoting end-of-the-world climate change fears
- 11.30am-1pm: A Machine for generating Critical Ecologies
- 2.30-4pm: Design Ethics for a (more than) Human World