Semester 2!

Critical Change activities are starting again this semester.

To follow on from last semester we’re using a similar format of readings interspersed with presentations from members of the group. The schedule for Wednesday afternoon meetings  is as follows, and all meetings take place in Critical Change Office, 5th Floor, Evolution House, ECA. Ideas for books to read and presentations of work-in-progress are always welcome.

Please note slight differences in times and frequency:

13/02/2019, 2.30-3.30pm Presentation: Magdalena Cattan-Lavin on ‘Unfolding Narratives: Craft and Design in the Chilean Context’

27/02/2019, 1-2pm Book Reading: Arturo Escobar’s Designs for the Pluriverse (to finish)

13/03/2019, 2-3pm Presentation: Jamie Cross

27/03/2019, 2-3pm Book Reading: Ernst Schumacher’s Small is Beautiful

24/04/2019, 2-3pm Presentation: Pushpi Bagchi

08/05/2019, 2-3pm Book Reading: Text TBC

22/05/2019, 2-3pm Presentation: Rachel Harkness

05/06/2019, 11-12noon Book Reading: Text TBC

Week 1

After almost 2 years of hard work putting together a new taught postgraduate programme, we’ve welcomed new students, started our courses and now — already concluded week 1 of studies.

In the coming weeks, more updates will follow from the students themselves, outlining their experiences and perspectives on the programme, but also its relationship to the Critical Change research network and the work we’re hoping to do there in the coming weeks and months.  This includes:

  • confirming our seminar series for the academic year
  • confirming our reading group structure
  • providing updates on our emergent keynote series, bridging teaching and research activities.

With this new platform for correspondence, we also hope to provide some  insight and critical debate from colleagues in the network on contemporary challenges regarding social, technical, environmental change (and beyond).  News and events are soon to follow, including details of the release of some recent publications based on work some members of the group have completed as part of Global Challenges projects; some news of exhibitions of which colleagues have been involved; book reviews; student projects; and more.

We want to say thanks for joining us and subscribing to our mailing list in order to receive updates about news from the Critical Change group and follow us as we develop ways of understanding and fostering change, led by design.