Welcome to Earth Day – Friday April 22nd

Welcome to Earth Day – Friday April 22nd
Mural by Nicki Blanchard - LCC Climate Advocate

Today is Earth Day and over UAL we are running a number of events – here is the full programme. Please join us.

https://www.arts.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/344312/Earth-Day-Programme.pdf

All events are free and open to the whole UAL community and invited guests.
Most events are drop-in. Due to limited capacity, some require advance booking via Eventbrite.

LCC List of events

10:00 – Fight for your Air: design project briefing with Love Ssega – canteen
Love Ssega will talk about his climate activism, campaign for Clean Air and the power of music to raise important issues.

11:00 – LCC Climate Advocates Zine making WorkshopExtreme weather will become more frequent – upper gallery – Deborah Deekae LCC Climate Advocate will run a workshop exploring the theme of extreme weather conditions. Students and staff are invited to create a page in response to this theme.

12:00 – 2:00 Food for Thought – Book Club – Annika LoebigCanteen amphitheatre
In collaboration with LCC library, this drop-in book club and swap will highlight the greatest minds and writers exploring our climate, from farming and veganism to climate science, historical environmentalists, radical activists, and Indigenous populations on the frontlines of the fight for our Earth’s future.

13:00 – 14:00Banquet of the Imagination – Join the LCC Climate Advocates for a vegan feast and celebrate the soft launch of UAL’s new Climate, Social, Racial and
Environmental Justice principles.

15:00 – LCC Climate Advocates – Digi Garden Workshop – staff and students are invited to co-create plants and flowers from found objects exploring the theme of the natural world they will be scanned and turned into a digi garden that will grow over time.

15:00 – The Listening Room – MB108
Colleagues from the Sound and Music programme will be hosting a drop-in installation of sonic works, in both stereo and multichannel, that relate to the theme of Earth Day

Events taking place all day

11:00Table at Terrapolis – Atrium gallery – Finbar Prior & Beth Robertson
Listen deeply to the more-than-human world that generously provides for us, the microbiomes in our gut and the vibrant materials that innervate our skin.

Beach of Dream – Fotis Begklis – Upper gallery – A film about the journey to walk 500 miles over 35 days along the east coast of England, to explore how we could take care of the environment, take care of the coast, take care of the community and ourselves. The Artistic Director of Kinetika, Ali Pretty, walked the full 500 miles with Guardian travel writer Kevin Rushby and radio producer John Offord. They were joined by local people, environmentalists and artists along the coast of Suffolk, Essex, and the Thames Estuary.

MuralLCC Climate Advocates – Upper Gallery – How has the climate crisis impacted you? – Staff and students are asked to share their experiences by contributing to the mural designed by Nicki Blanchard – LCC Climate Advocate.

UAL Archives Display – Lucie Pardue & Hannah Grout
Display of ecological ephemera and resources from the UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre.

Community Earth – Live Drawing by a collective of LCC students. – Typo windows.

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