Republic of Learning 6
Updated: Mar 4, 2022
Our next Republic of Learning session will be on Friday March 20th at 14.30 GMT. We will be hosting it online – using zoom.us – as an experiment in how to remain connected with each other, and continue to be creative and resilient in challenging times.
We will be starting at 14.30 GMT but will give people until 15.00 to download zoom and to log in. We will continue until 17.00 with tea breaks. Feel free to drop in and out.
Zoom Meeting Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/279147110
Theme : Imagining Climate Futures We will bring our current theme “Imagining Climate Futures” to a close with a workshop that reflects on the relationship between Coronavirus/COVID-19 and climate futures, and whether we are now living in some kind of 'Futuristic Present ‘. The online workshop will explore how we deal with the urgency of climate change and the 'tipping points’ that scientists tell us will speed up climate change and make permanent changes to our world. We will also be including tipping point data (PDF slides) about the virus and what we can carry forward so that we don’t just return to business as usual after this current crisis.
Using origami paper folding we will combine the data and our personal reflections to make paper worlds that represent our actions and responses, and link across to the Earth's climate systems: Land (Lithosphere); Air (Atmosphere); Oceans (Hydrosphere) and Ice (Cryosphere).
You will need squares of paper and pen(s) to join in the activities. Any paper will do including newspaper, old bills etc.. Squares of paper can be made easily from rectangular sheets – we will demonstrate how. Download a simple guide to making the origami paper worlds (the "water bomb" method) or watch the video:
We have created a simple PDF worksheet that you can fill in with your ideas and responses as the workshop unfolds – or send to us later, we hope to collate these into a documentation booklet (as for previous events).
Read about previous events : https://www.manifest-data.org/blog/categories/republic-of-learning
Republic of Learning is facilitated by Erin Dickson, Rachel Jacobs & Giles Lane and is part of the AHRC-funded, “Materialising Data, Embodying Climate Change” project based at Central Saint Martins UAL.
We will be taking a break in April and continue in May with a new theme: ”Sharing a more-than human world”.