We are living in the Anthropocene or ‘The Waste Age’.
With a world population of around 8 billion and limited natural resources individuals and societies need to learn to live together sustainably.
This module engages you in research and knowledge exchange projects, using interdisciplinary learning, to embed entrepreneurial attributes and skills within the curriculum, using collaborative arts, culture, social impact frameworks. The module references the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoting collaborative thinking and effective relationship building.
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. Project briefs will take advantage of the learning opportunities afforded by the campus and the local community, as well as enterprise, material and social practices and digital environments. The use of the diverse communities as a ‘living laboratory’ where you learn about, for example, material exploration, regenerative sustainability, community development, health and wellbeing, local governance, business and economic development strategies will be central to your work.