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Meeting ID: 695 6422 1510
With Green College Leading Scholars: Luisa Canuto, French, Hispanic and Italian; Sarah Hedtrich, Pharmaceutical Sciences; Sharon Stein, Educational Studies
This discussion will invite reflection on how universities engage in imagining, caring for, breaking and discovering futures. It will encourage us to consider whether it is possible to look at these practices from the outside, and to weave them together into a different pattern, and to consider what we might want to weave in.
Dr. Keri Facer is Professor of Educational and Social Futures at the University of Bristol, School of Education, in the UK. She works on rethinking the relationship between formal educational institutions and wider society and is particularly concerned with the sorts of knowledge that may be needed to address contemporary environmental, economic, social and technological changes. In 2019-2020, she served as the Zennstrom Chair in Climate Change Leadership at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Building Worlds in Uncertain Times: Power, Culture, Pedagogy: Recent events have rocked the ways in which we—as thinkers, creators, educators, humans—move through the world, interact and communicate with others, and envision a sustainable and just future. In response to the uncertainties wrought by evolving relationships with our cities and geographies, climate change, the pandemic, and global calls for racial justice, the 2019-2021 Green College Leading Scholars seek to think together how we understand and represent our lived environments and how to build (toward) a world that is both more equitable and less destructive. We invite you to rethink—with and against us—the relation between arts and space, structures of power, waste societies, pedagogical practices, and what it means to inhabit the world.
Learn more about the 2019-21 cohort of Leading Scholars, including individual biographies, here: https://greencollege.ubc.ca/leading-scholars-2019-21