Organised by The Photographers' Gallery
A one-day event for Art and Photography teachers and trainee teachers.
This full day, in-person event for Art, Photography and wider subject teachers’ will demonstrate how photography can be used in climate conversations, from documenting environmental disaster to showcasing activism and direct action. Focusing on the photographic practice, we will delve into the shifting landscapes of environmental photography, as well as how images calling for change can be produced within in the studio, as well as on location.
Toby Smith from Climate Visuals, the photography resource dedicated to positive and evidence-based climate photography, will introduce the event, followed by presentations by trainee teachers in secondary Art & Design and Religious Education at UCL. In "Art, design, worldviews and the Anthropocene," trainees established links between their subjects and explored ways in which we can support the challenges of teaching sustainability. UCL tutors, Associate Professor of Art & Design, Andy Ash, and Subject Lead for Religious Education, Alexis Stones, will chair a reflection on the process.
Following this, climate-concerned photographers including Pato Hebert, Maxime Riché and Alicja Wróblewska shall present on their practices. These presentations can be accessed online for those who cannot join us on the day.
Practical workshops will also be included, with lunch provided.
Full programme of events coming very soon.
Please note, this event is planned specifically for teachers and trainee teachers who are at primary and secondary school level. We encourage hearing more about your experience related to the theme of the environment during the discussion.