About the Network
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.
ISPN Blog Feed RSS
Tuesday 1st July 1-4pm
Abstract deadline 15th December
- Follow-ups from the first meeting - practices of encouraging students (and staff) to assess the sustainable impact of project work.
- Presentations of Curriculum Development Funding
- The Green Academy @ LCF
- Launch of the Sustainability in the Curriculum Quality Enhancement Booklet - which incorporates some of the work of people in this network
- Thoughts and views about a theme for next year
The first session of the Integrating Sustainable Practice network was held at the end of September
|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.
The S. Log, Jane Penty, Stage Leader, BA (Hons) Product Design
|Jane Penty, Central Saint Martins, UAL|
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.
|Shibboleth Schechter, Chelsea College of Art & |
Central Saint Martins, UAL
The Nike Project, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, Alex McIntosh, Business and Research Manager
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
|Professor Kay Politowicz, Textile Futures Research Centre, UAL|
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.
|Image of Thw White Bear Effect, by Cornford and Cross 2012|
Resources and presentation materials are available here
Funding CallsHigher Education Academy Teaching Development Grant
Call closes 24th January
Heroes and monsters: extra-ordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities Manchester, UK, 2 - 4 June 2014 -
'Promoting Employability, Society and the Environment: a curriculum for sustainability'
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.