Climate Justice: Decolonising Decarbonisation

A worker assists in the operation of a mining excavator in an open pit copper-cobalt mine, Democratic Republic of Congo.  Photo: Getty images, 2012

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Climate Justice is the point where the movements for decolonization and decarbonization converge. Climate Justice offers a coherent and fair alternative to corporate-technocratic “climate solutions”, such as carbon offsetting schemes on indigenous lands, or mineral extraction for renewable energy, which are transgressing planetary boundaries and compounding the injustices of colonialism. Cont.

Session 1: Opening Discussion

The opening discussion brought together Climate Justice convenors David Cross and Rahul Patel to consider the increasing alignment of decolonisation and decarbonisation and to ask, how might transformative pedagogies and anti-racist practices help integrate regenerative ecologies and restorative justice?

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Session 2: Decolonising the curriculum and the university

In this session, speakers consider: Does decolonising the curriculum and the university need leaders and why does Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education shy away from discussing their entanglement within systems and values of the capitalist markets?

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Session 3: Systems and Structures for Decarbonising the University

In this session, speakers consider: What is the Global Carbon Budget, and how is it key to Climate Justice and who should be included in creative universities’ work towards decarbonisation?

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Session 4: The role of creative education in advancing climate justice

In this session, speakers consider: What obstacles are delaying or preventing progress towards climate justice? and what can creative Higher Education institutions bring to climate justice, and how might these institutions be transformed in the process?

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Hosted and supported by the School of Fine Art of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges, UAL

Interventions and possibilities in Higher Education in Art, Design and Communication

A series of discussions convened by David Cross and Rahul Patel

Hosted by the School of Fine Art of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges, UAL, in partnership with the Council for Higher Education in Art and Design

Thursdays, 10am — 12 noon
3 March, 28 April, 26 May, 23 June 2022

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To complement the series, CHEAD and UAL are producing a zine as a space for experimental and creative responses to the aim of decolonising decarbonisation. We welcome different perspectives and ideas for the convergence between restorative justice and ecological regeneration.

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We are happy to answer any questions you have on the Climate Justice series. Contact us via: info@chead.ac.uk

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