Changemaking through 2020-21
Since the last Changemakers update, our student and graduate Changemakers have been busy codeveloping curricula and promoting awareness of inclusive, anti-racist and decolonial practices across LCC and beyond. Scroll down for more details…
In the past academic year, despite the many unexpected setbacks of the pandemic, LCC’s Changemakers have contributed to the reapproval process for fourteen LCC courses and validation process for one new MA course, offering course teams support in developing inclusive, decolonial curricula from the first moment of course design. They have cofacilitated embedded decolonial and anti-racist projects with course tutors and students on BA Design for Art Direction and MA Photojournalism and Documentary Practice. And they’ve also found time to facilitate knowledge activism in the public realm, as part of the Decolonising Wikipedia Network, alongside publishing their own inspiring stories and speaking at public events! You can access some of these online via these links:
- Choosing to Challenge story by Changemaker Prachee Mashru
- Women Behind the Lens story by Changemaker Ana Blumenkron
- Changemakers Support Students to Diversify Curricula story by former Changemaker Sofia Bordin
- Decolonising the Curriculum Value Talk video with Changemakers Rachel Williams and Prachee Mashru
Aside from all this valuable work, Changemakers have also been establishing productive relationships with course teams and senior management that future Changemakers can build on. Four Changemakers are also running in the current Student Union Leadership Elections!
When asked to feedback on their work this past year, one Changemaker said:
‘I wholeheartedly believe the work is transformative and the start of a new LCC and educative system’.
The current generation of Changemakers will continue to work with us until the end of this academic year and will help recruit and train LCC’s next generation of Changemakers to start this autumn.