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Change Agents Bazaar - Open Call

ceramic coffee set
  • Written byPost-Grad Community
  • Published date01 October 2021
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Credit: Filippa Wollbeck - Nomadic Coffee Ceremony collection

UAL Carnival of Crisis

UAL's Carnival of Crisis demonstrates that the arts can – and must – respond to the climate and ecological emergency. Creative action will be manifested and mobilised through a series of events, which parallel the COP26 Climate Summit hosted by the UK in the context of the global environmental crisis. 

Carnival of Crisis calls on creative changemakers everywhere to demonstrate the power of imagination, innovation, and collaboration to bring about environmental and social justice.

Hosted by the Climate Emergency Network, the Carnival will bring together UAL’s community of students, alumni and staff, along with our global network of arts universities, our partners and our publics.

Change Agents Bazaar

As part of the season, UAL’s Post-Grad Community will be running a UAL-wide Market (The Change Agents Bazaar) as part of the Carnival programme and coinciding with COP26. The stall will be led and curated by Post-Grad Interest Group: Change Agents a network for creative minds at UAL who have an active interest in designing for social change.

This 3-day market to feature the work of up to 20 UAL postgraduate student vendors whose work’s subject and/or process addresses cultural or environmental sustainability and / or the climate crisis.

Not only will the event be a celebration of postgraduate makers, artists, and craftspeople across UAL, but also a chance to support each other and explore what it means to be more ecocentric and environmentally conscious.

How to Apply

DEADLINE EXTENDED to register your interest:  Sunday 10 October 2021 at 12pm

Register your interest and provide the following to

  • Name
  • Course
  • College
  • Email address
  • Website/Instagram
  • Max 150 words about your work and how its creation or its process addresses cultural or environmental sustainability and / or the climate crisis.
  • Two hi res images of your work in both landscape and square formats
  • Confirm your availability to set up, attend and manage your own market stall in Kings Cross on 5, 6 and 7 November 2021 - times below.

Market Dates and times

It will be happening over 3 days whilst the COP26 Creative Climate Summit will also be taking place:

  • Friday 5 November 2021 (12pm to 8pm)
  • Saturday 6 November 2021 (11am to 6pm)
  • Sunday 7 November 2021 (11am to 6pm)

We will have postgraduate Change Agents Interest Group members working with us on the coordination of the event.

Any questions, get in touch!

The Post-Grad Community Team

UAL Post-Grad Community

Established in 2013, Post-Grad Community is an inclusive platform for all UAL postgraduate students to share work, find opportunities and connect with other creatives within the UAL and beyond. Find out more

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