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Veranstaltungen von Senan Gardiner


Lehrveranstaltungen

Sustainability and the future (Projekt)

Dozent/in: Senan Gardiner

Termin:
wöchentlich | Montag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 14.202 | C 14.202

Inhalt: In exploring our relationship to the future we are exploring the field of future studies in a post-modern view - no longer do we see the future as something to colonise, but something to interrogate and critically analyse in order to further understand ourselves and our impact on the planet. Ideas of future and progress permeate our myths, worldviews and sense of self. The topics of each week and methods used are both listed below - please scroll through, however they may be subject to change: Week 1 Introduction to sustainable development and futures studies. Week 2 Drivers of a sustainable future – Climate Change Week 3 Drivers of a sustainable future – Peak Oil Week 4 Drivers of a sustainable future – System limits  Week 5 Drivers of a sustainable future – Population and Values Week 6 The Future of Energy Week 7 The Future of Mobility Week 8 The Future of Values Week 9 The Future of Food – Permaculture Week 10 Ideologies of the future – Transition Discourses Week 11 Responding to the future: Ecovillages Week 12 Responding to the future: College as a sustainable community Week 13 Responding to the future: Sustainability in long term policy Week 14 Preparation for the conference week and student feedback"

Citizen responses to sustainability – moving past recycling to real change (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Senan Gardiner

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 12.010 | .

Inhalt: This course will not tell you what bananas are better – fairtrade or organic. It won’t tell you which plastic numbers are recycleable. It will however support you in engaging with your local community to find and effect an actual positive change for sustainability. This course is about understanding that system change consists of many scales of intervention and one often neglected level is that of the community. We will explore citizen responses that go beyond recycling to empowering each-other and setting up resilient structures. We will self-evaluate the course as we go, in a participatory manner and map our own learning processes. In this course we will pair you in groups with community organisations that will have a two-way process of teaching you and receiving help from you. We explore concepts such as activism in a digital age, citizen science, community development and action research.

Sustainable Communities (Projekt)

Dozent/in: Senan Gardiner

Termin:
wöchentlich | Montag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 14.202 | C 14.202

Inhalt: How can we truly live sustainably and reflect this is our settlements. From top-down to bottom-up approaches toward making our communities more sustainable, we will look at both designed and retrofitted examples of sustainable communities and how they work?  An overview of the agenda is: Week 1  – Introduction Week 2  – Sustainable Communities: Policy and Design / Methods: visioning, making videos from smartphones, exploring open space use Week 3  –  Planning, Building and governance / Methods: Facilitation techniques, rolepaying, group work, moving debates Week 4  – Permaculture and Food: / Methods: 160km meal challenge, Permaculture design Week 5  – Water Strategies  in sustainable communities / Methods: Pairwork and conflict resolution roleplay Week 6  – The Natural Environment - / Methods (if weather is good) local woodland walk. Week 7  – Energy Supply in Sustainable communities / Methods: energy equations, risk activity Week 8  – Waste Management (designing cradle to cradle ojects) Week 9  – Transport & Commerce (Exploring LETS systems and regional currencies) Week 10 – Community Garden Excursion (TBC) Week 11 – Transition Town guest lecture (TBC) Weeks 12+ Research project consultation

Communication of Scientific Results (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Senan Gardiner

Termin:
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 6.317

Inhalt: We live in a world inundated with scientific “facts” being presented in every news-story. Facts are facts, …right? Actually facts are often the stepping-off point to tell a narrative to shape people to one of many opinions. How then do we separate fact from opinion? How do we critically understand our research results and convey it to others? In this course we will look at the good, the bad and the downright ugly of science communication. Scientific study typically unveils complex processes and nuance, yet media runs on a cycle of short “soundbytes”. How then can we find a space to explain interesting findings without oversimplifying? We will explore examples from the research on the climate effects of planting 1 trillion trees to the infamous Lancet study supposedly linking autism and MMR vaccines (now retracted). Science communication is a booming field, and people want to understand more of the world around them. However it can be easy to mislead people with clickbait titles or scare them away with dense academic jargon. In this course we will try to find the line between the two and also investigate the relationship between science, media and society and its future. The module is also dedicated to practical issues such as the writing of press releases.