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The Integrating Sustainable Practice Network (ISPN) is a UAL Community of Practice (CoP) funded through Academic and Development Services (2013-2014). The CoP draws together a cross university community with the aim of embedding sustainability in the curriculum.

The CoP is currently made up of around 50 members, 

Here you will be able to find information and resources related to the network.

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ISPN - Day 02 Confirmed 2nd July


Tuesday 1st July 1-4pm  

Programme:

Welcome and context of CoP


“RE-search project” – Gary Campbell, CSM


“S. Log” – Jane Penty, CSM


“Critical Mass” & “Survival 2014” – Sarah Temple, LCC


“The Green Academy” @ LCF  – Centre for Sustainable Fashion


“Communication Design for Sustainability” – Joana De Oliveira Casaca E Lemos,  CSM                            


"Sustainability in the Curriculum”, – Antony Johnston, CLTAD

Quality Enhancement Booklet                   

Themes for Next Year                                     

Funding Opportunities, Events & Eval.   


Drinks



Upcoming Paper Calls

COPERNICUS Alliance Conference: “Education for Sustainability: Building capacity in higher education
http://www.ue4sd.eu/copernicus-conf
Abstract deadline 15th July


Education for Sustainability in Higher Education Conference:  Achievements and Prospects
Abstract deadline 12th September


ELIA Teachers' Academy 2015 & Call for Presentations, Papers and Workshops
http://www.elia-artschools.org/activities/teachers-academy/call-for-presentations
Abstract deadline 15th December

Rough plan for ISPN Follow-up


Below is the draft programme for the follow-up of the ISPN in the final term.

  1. Follow-ups from the first meeting - practices of encouraging students (and staff) to assess the sustainable impact of project work.
  2. Presentations of Curriculum Development Funding
  3. The Green Academy @ LCF
  4. Launch of the Sustainability in the Curriculum Quality Enhancement Booklet - which incorporates some of the work of people in this network
  5. Thoughts and views about a theme for next year
  6. Drinks



Record of the Day

The first session of the Integrating Sustainable Practice network was held at the end of  September 



The University Context - Ian Lane, Energy & Environmental Manager
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Ian Lane, UAL 

Ian began the morning talking about the University context and in particular the Environmental Management System that shows how curriculum and research at the University performs very well.


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UAL EMS

The S. Log, Jane Penty, Stage Leader, BA (Hons) Product Design
Jane presented the S. Log which is a sustainability thinking tool that aims to help students to think about the sustainable impact of their project and to support students being able to compare and contrast different different design decisions.

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Jane Penty, Central Saint Martins, UAL

The S. Log helps students to be more intelligent about is made,  supports the creation of user experiences that thinks holistically about the creation of net positive value and supports the evaluation of the qualitative impact of student work.

The Life and Death Toolkit, Shibboleth Schechter
Shibboleth presented the 'Life and Death Toolkit', developed with Patricia Austin (Central Saint Martins). This project was student led, developed from the ground up and was both developmental and iterative.

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Shibboleth Schechter, Chelsea College of Art &
Central Saint Martins, UAL

Conscientious Communicators, Sarah Temple and Tara Hanrahan, London College of Commnication

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Tara presented work undertaken at the London College of Communication with Sarah Temple around Conscientious Communicators. This work draws on a variety of methods and media to mobilise students in thinking about sustainability and environmental ethics as both content and media.


The Nike Project, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, Alex McIntosh, Business and Research Manager

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Alex McIntosh, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, UAL

Alex presented the "Making of Making" iOS App developed in conjunction with Nike. This application allows user to make sustainable decisions based upon the sustainable and environmental cost of different kinds of materials.

TEDS TEN,  Professor Kay Politowicz, Textile Futures Research Centre, UAL

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Professor Kay Politowicz, Textile Futures Research Centre, UAL
Kay presented TED'S TEN a set of cards to support the development of sustainable thinking through a series of prompts that support thinking through a design in terms of making, lifecycle and aesthetic values of a product. 


David Cross, Reader in Fine Art
David, presented work developed in collaboration with Matthew Cornford. This work seeks to problematise the paradoxical nature of human experience in thinking through the global environmental crisis.

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Image of Thw White Bear Effect, by Cornford and Cross 2012

Resources and presentation materials are available here

Recent Conference and Funding Calls



Funding Calls

Higher Education Academy Teaching Development Grant 
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/tdg/collaborative 
Call closes 24th January

Paper Calls

Design for Sustainable Well-Being & Empowerment 
Abstract deadline 15th November 

Heroes and monsters: extra-ordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities Manchester, UK, 2 - 4 June 2014 - 

Teaching forward: the future of the Social Sciences
Call closes 17th December


Education for Sustainable Development Annual Conference:  
'Promoting Employability, Society and the Environment: a curriculum for sustainability'
http://www.esdlondon.co.uk/call-for-papers/

Confirmed Workshop Timings and Speakers


Facilitating Student Evaluation of the Sustainable Impact of their Projects - September 20th, 10:00-16:00


Introduction

Integrating Sustainable Practice is an initiative to establish a University of the Arts London network of practitioners committed to embedding sustainability within the curriculum. This is supported through Academic Development Service's Community of Practice Funding and College Staff Development.


All colleagues are invited to join and participate within this Community of Practice; which will focus upon ways in which the community can learn and support each other in making changes within the curriculum to enhance the student experience through engaging with sustainability.


The Workshop:

The Network will initially focus upon how we can integrate sustainable thinking into student project work. This, the first workshop will share practice from across the University of how colleagues have achieved this and provide an opportunity to consider how you can integrate these into your own practice. The workshop draws together examples from product design, spatial design, graphics, fashion, textiles and fine art.


A follow-up workshop will take place later in the year to enable the sharing of outcomes.


Session Details:



9:30                   Tea & Coffee

10:00-10:20 – Introduction (Antony Johnston) and the University Context (Ian Lane)

10:20-10:40 – The Sustainability Thinking Tool, Jane Penty

10:40-11:00 – The Life and Death Toolkit, Shibboleth Schechter

11:00-11:20 – Conscientious Communicators, Sarah Temple and Tara Hanrahan


Break


11:30-11:50 – The Nike Project, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, Alex McIntosh

11:50-12:10 – TEDS TEN, TED, Professor Kay Politowicz

12:10:12:30 – David Cross, Reader in Fine Art


13:30-14:30 – Parallel Workshops (facilitated by mornings presenters)

14:30-15:30 – Parallel Workshops (facilitated by mornings presenters)

15:30-16:00 – Plenary




First Speakers Confirmed

Integrating Sustainable Practice is an initiative to establish a University of the Arts London network of practitioners committed to embedding sustainability within the curriculum.


The Workshop:

The Network will initially focus upon how we can integrate sustainable thinking into student project work. This, the first workshop will share practice from across the University and provide an opportunity to consider how to integrate these into your own practice. The workshop draws together examples from product design, spatial design, graphics, fashion, textiles and fine art.


Session Details:
10:00-10:20 – Introduction and the University Context

10:20-10:40 – The Sustainability Thinking Tool, Jane Penty

10:40-11:00 – The Life and Death Toolkit, Shibboleth Schechter and Patricia Austin

11:00-11:20 – Conscientious Communicators, Sarah Temple and Tara Hanrahan


Break


11:30-11:50 – The Nike Project, Centre for Sustainable Fashion

11:50-12:10 – TEDS TEN, Textiles Enivrionment Design

12:10:12:30 – FINE ART TBC


13:30-14:30 – Parallel Workshops (facilitated by mornings presenters)

14:30-15:30 – Parallel Workshops (facilitated by mornings presenters)


15:30-16:00 – Plenary

First Workshop Announced

In order to launch the community of practice we will be running a workshop to disseminate different methods through which students can evaluate the sustainability/environmental impact of their projects. This is an exciting opportunity to see a range of practices developed through practice, research and pedagogic development.

We will be looking at different strategies from a number of different disciplines such as: product  design, spatial design, graphics, fashion, textiles and fine art.

This first workshop will introduce participants to these different approaches and then provide the opportunity to think through how they might apply this to their own disciplinary and academic practice context.

The second workshop is planned for later in the year and will allow participants to share how they developed their own ways to engage their students with these issues.

The 'Useful Links' section points to some of the developmental work in this area.

Announcing the Integrating Sustainable Practice Network

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Chelsea College of Art, MA Design for the Environment Degree Show (2004)


The Integrating Sustainable Practice Network is a University of the Arts London Community of Practice that aims to learn and support each other to embed sustainability within the curriculum and to enhance the student experience.  
The initial focus for the network is to share, learn and disseminate methods for integrating sustainable thinking into project work. This draws upon the expertise of a cross University team who have developed particular approaches to addressing this issue.
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