This module engages you in knowledge exchange projects, using laboratory style interdisciplinary learning to embed the University’s Sustainability Strategy within the curriculum, using an art-science-ecology/culture-social impact framework.
The module references the Education for Sustainable Development guidance and the 17 UN Goals ￼to promote collaborative thinking to address a range of challenges..
The capacity for interdisciplinary, collective work is essential to develop new insights to address shared problems around life quality, sustainability and societal inclusion.
The module equips you to discuss problem- based solutions confidently and professionally, adopting collaborative experimental approaches in the Art School and beyond to realise creative responses and managed solutions. Briefs will take advantage of the learning opportunities afforded by the campus and the local community, as well as enterprise and social impact labs and digital environments. The use of the diverse communities as a ‘living laboratory’ where students learn about, for example, community development, health and wellbeing, local governance, business and economic development strategies will be central to your work.