Searching for Sustainability: An Interdisciplinary Journey

  • Date:
  • Location: Online B23, E31, online
  • Lecturer: Maria Ojala, senior lecturer in psychology, Örebro University
  • Website
  • Organiser: Uppsala University Campus Gotland, SWEDESD
  • Contact person: Susanna Barrineau
  • Temadag

Uppsala University Campus Gotland invite students and lecturers at various programmes (see below) to participate in a two-day-long introduction on sustainability. Workshops and seminars will be mixed with movie night and potluck dinner. For those who can’t, or don’t want to participate on Campus, parts of the event will take place online.

‘Tonight the Earth will be a little hotter, its waters more acidic, and the fabric of life more threadbare...It is worth noting that this is not the work of ignorant people.’ -David Orr 

These introductory days aim at creating a space to meet across disciplinary boundaries in tackling the wicked sustainability challenges facing us today. Wicked challenges are ones that do not have solutions that are right or wrong, and are inherently complex; climate change is one example. Facts and knowledge about social, environmental, and economic issues are necessary and important, but perhaps even more important are the competencies and relationships we as learners develop that may support our responses to sustainability challenges. As students and learners, therefore, we need opportunities to talk about what we are learning and forums for exchange between the different programmes we are all studying.

Searching for Sustainability aims to create a meeting space for students and teachers partaking in the various sustainability programmes on Campus Gotland, which establishes a basis for collaborative, creative, and critical learning. It is about starting a process which you will continue throughout your studies.

Programmes involved:

• Bachelor's Programme in Energy Transition - Sustainability and Leadership 2020/2021
• Cultural Heritage and Sustainability - Master's Programme in the Humanities 2020/2021
• Master's Programme in Sustainable Destination Development 2020/2021
• Master's Programme in Sustainable Management 2020/2021
• Master's Programme in Wind Power Project Management 2020/2021

Register your participation through this link by noon (CET time) on the 4th of September. http://doit.medfarm.uu.se/kurt16707

Searching for Sustainability: An Interdisciplinary Journey campusgotland.uu.se

Program

Day 1 September 9, 2020
09:00-12:00 Room: B23
Common introduction, led by Sanna Barrineau, SWEDESD.
Lecture by Professor Maria Ojala from Örebro University, "Climate change psychology – facing difficult emotions in relation to complex sustainability problems”. Join session via link provided in email. Recorded session will be sent via email after the lecture.

Afternoon
Prepare for seminar on Day 2 (see email for instructions)

17:30 Room E31
Film screening, co-hosted by GHOST (Gotland Hub of Sustainable Thinkers) and SWEDESD. Film “Tomorrow".

Day 2 September 10, 2020
Morning

Preparation for group sessions. (see email for instructions).

13:00-15:30
Seminar in groups on Zoom (you will receive your group divisions via email).

17:00 - onwards Visby Beach Boardwalk
Social gathering at the BBQ spot. Bring own food!