Sustainability curriculum development funding winners announced

Sustainability blog postCLTAD has awarded curriculum development funding to support a range of innovative projects focusing on sustainability in the curriculum. Want to apply? Applications for 2014/15 curriculum development funding will be announced in the Spring Term. Join the CLTAD mailing list to receive updates.

Find about the award winners below.

Take to the streets: Place, site, situation
Jordan McKenzie, Annette Robinson, Camberwell: Fine Art (BA Drawing)

An intensive one-week workshop addressing how students engage with the cultural, physical and social spaces of Camberwell and Peckham. It will help students transition from individual study in the first year to a consideration of collaboration and environments in the second.

The ‘adaptive’ student: The industry of nature
Sarah Temple, Tara Hanrahan, LCC: Cross-disciplinary

This project will ask students to apply (natural) biological and scientific processes to problems and challenges (known as bio-mimicry) thus developing a series of sustainable and insightful case studies and projects, useful to students (and practitioners) in relation to their discipline.

Waste-Off – A Green Week University Challenge and waste recycling resource
Tara Hanrahan, Sarah Temple, LCC: Cross-disciplinary

Four UAL sites (LCC, CSM, LCF and CCW) will enter a week-long challenge during Green Week 2015 to reinvent their own particular waste and create relevant and engaging items with local partners (business or community) that will inform and inspire.

Botanical Follies
Carole Collet, CSM: Material Futures

A 3-week project for first year MA Material Futures students. It will explore principles of permaculture, botany and synthetic biology to develop new design and manufacturing models for biological fabrications.

Outside is Inside is Outside and So On…
Stephen Carter, Ben Cain, Margot Bannerman, CSM: Cross Disciplinary

An ambitious public project for all Fine Art stage 1 XD students which considers the artist’s role in the production and representation of public space. Students will work in collaborative groups to develop work that engages directly with an area in the immediate vicinity of Kings Cross.

Sustainability Factory
Rob Lakin, LCF: Fashion

A one-day co-curricular event, designed to develop sustainability literacy and expose students to an exciting range of sustainability thinking and industries. The event will involve a variety of workshops, lectures and seminars led by industry professionals and practitioners.

Protest Project
Rob Philips, LCF: Design for Sustainability

The Protest Project is a medium for students to develop their design ethic and voice. Artifacts will be created through critical discourse exploring environmental, social and cultural issues and learning through practice.



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