TALK & DEBATE: Professor Vicky Gunn
Can Art and Design Students Change the World’s Engagement with Sustainability?
Can Art and Design Students Change the World’s Engagement with Sustainability? The Possibility of Prophetic Nomads
This short talk will argue that pessimism about Art and Design’s capacity to improve the global environmental crises needs to be robustly refuted. Drawing on a conceptualisation of the Artist and Designer as ‘prophetic nomad’, it suggests that the context of learning at Art School enables a range of personal characteristics to be amplified. These characteristics align with the literacies associated with environmental sustainability.