Educators Climate Crisis Workshop 2 - Briefs

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On August 26th ACAN is hosting a two-hour intensive workshop for Educators in Schools of Architecture focusing on briefs this coming year.

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We recognise the quality of climate and ecology-related teaching already present in many schools of architecture. Through this UK wide inter-institutional workshop we are seeking to support a mass cross-pollination of the ambitious ideas and approaches that are already underway.

Climate Curriculum Campaign

ACAN Education is campaigning to increase climate literacy in course programmes starting autumn 2020 through the Climate Curriculum Campaign. This event is a key part of the campaign, seeking to connect schools and provide support for educators looking to bring more climate teaching into their course programmes. More information about the campaign can be found here:

This will be the second workshop as part of ACAN's Climate Curriculum Campaign, following on from the success of the Educators Climate Crisis Workshop last month.

PART 1: The Assembly

Briefs are a critical starting point for any student’s work; framing and launching the year aheads effortsEventbrite while setting the core expectations of exploration. Whether writing them, co-executing them or assisting students to develop their own, how can educators help students develop a deeper understanding of the climate and ecological crisis, challenge and envision the cultural transformations needed while skilling up in zero carbon design?

To stimulate our collective thoughts, provide insight and provocations, we will have a short series of talks on briefs and possible approaches from:

- Duncan Baker-Brown, Brighton University

- Professor Lindsay Bremner, University of Westminster


PART 2: The Workshop

In smaller breakout rooms we will appraise obstacles limiting progression as well as actions that can be implemented into our various educational offerings this coming academic year.

Please make sure you register as an event link will be emailed to you via closer to the date.

We hope you can join us!

ACAN / @ArchitectsCAN /

About ACAN

ACAN is a network of individuals within architecture and related built environment professions taking action to address the twin crises of climate and ecological breakdown.

The profession is not responding quickly enough to the climate emergency. As a network of individuals, ACAN directs personal expertise and singular efforts towards a common goal - systemic change in the profession and the construction industry at large. ACAN operates without commercial affiliations or support, allowing the network to act at pace and with autonomy. Through collective action, ACAN is working to demand, instigate and propagate the transformation of the construction industry.

ACAN is driven by three aims:

1. Rapid decarbonisation

2. Ecological regeneration

3. Cultural transformation

More about ACAN’s activities and aims be seen here

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