Last week Stefania Barca, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University gave a talk at Uppsala Klimatveckan 2021, which set the stage for the next 15 months of her professorship. The topic was on the Anthropocene and drawing out the masters narrative of such a concept. From this starting point, the arguments to decolonise climate change leadership compel us to reflect upon the assumptions and narratives that frame our ways of understanding and engaging with the world. You can watch the full talk below.
This talk invited members of the public to work through this challenge with us: how can we consider the ways in which we approach the decolonising challenge? What are the core assumptions we carry with us in our methods of engagement? How to we recognise these and counter (or work through) them?
We will shortly release a statement that responds more fully to the questions we were given by Uppsalabo, along with further resources we find helpful. Please check back here shortly.
If you are interested in getting involved with this process, please do reach out to us. We are eager to learn from your ideas!
To read more about Stefania Barca’s approach to Climate Change Leadership we encourage you to read her statement on Just Transition.
We are so pleased to announce the arrival of our fourth professor in Climate Change Leadership: Stefania Barca.
Stefania Barca is a scholar in Environmental History from Coimbra University. With a particular focus on social movements and Just Transition, Stefania will be bringing diverse and highly engaged networks from the Global South into dialogue with European environmental and workers rights organisations to work through the tricky questions of a Just Transition.
Her professorship begins with a series of conversations in Uppsala in relation to climate fiction, the arts and films. These explore the different methods and messages that can emerge from creative and participatory conversations. Her professorship will culminate in a conference on Just Transition in spring 2022.
You can read more about her background and planned activities here.
We are pleased and excited to announce that we will soon be working with a new senior lecturer in climate change leadership, Mikael Karlsson. Mikael will be joining us to lead our research activities from March 15. He will also be working with education at CEMUS and NRHU.
Meet the Education Researcher has interviewed Zennström professor of climate change leadership 2019 – 2020 Keri Facer. Listen below to hear more on thinking about the university, climate change and the future “in non-stupid ways”.
You can read more about Professor Facer’s work on Universities and Climate Change here.
As the climate impact and health threats associated with industrial food systems grow ever stronger, demand for local and sustainable food systems also grows. The Campus Food Garden is a student designed and led project, building an on-campus urban garden in unused and vacant spaces of Uppsala University campus. Funded by the Uppsala University Climate Pot and CCL, the initiative aims to explore the potential for local and sustainable food production system in reducing Uppsala University’s climate impact.
Visit The Campus Garden’s Facebook page for regular updates and to find out how you can get involved, or connect with project leaders and Uppsala University students Otilia and Sagnik. They are encouraging all growers – old or new, staff, student of Uppsalabo – to come and join in with them.
You can also read more about them on Uppsala University’s student magazine, ERGO.
What is required of universities in face of climate change? Read the new HEPI report by Keri Facer to find out!
Zennström Professor Keri Facer has called for the radical restructuring of Higher education and universities in response to climate change. You can read more on the website of the Higher Education Policy Institute. Or download the report here:
In this report you can read about the 2019 collaboration between Zennström Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University and the Uppsala Art Museum. Some of the ideas and findings from this report are elaborated upon in a forthcoming publication.
This report is written in English.
Några ord från Kuratorn, Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson, Uppsala Art Museum
En rapport om samarbetet mellan Uppsala konstmuseum och Uppsala universitet kring utställningen ”The Non-Human Animal – Negotiating Bio-relations” hösten 2019. Samarbetet leddes av Keri Facer, Zennströmprofessor i Climate Change Leadership vid Uppsala universitet, som i sin forskning har ett stort fokus på konstens och humanioras roll i samtalet om och förståelsen kring klimatförändringarna.
Här beskrivs de olika aktiviteterna och de multidisciplinära perspektiv som vävdes samman i projektet, från pedagogiska och rituella, till diskussion om den politiska infrastrukturen.
En premiss i papporten är behovet av skapa fler intellektuella och emotionella rum för att diskutera alla de konflikter och motstridiga intressen som blir tydliga under antropocen, t ex möjligheten att bearbeta sorg. Här diskuteras vilken effekt ramverket kring dessa skapade rum får på samtalen.
Flera exempel på olika interdisciplinära modeller som prövades under projektet lyfts fram, samt den stora potential som finns i att se över och tänka nytt kring vad det betyder att vara människa idag genom pedagogiska, imaginära, rituella och politiska strukturer.
The activities, courses and discussions at CEFO has resulted in some publications. We are also currently working on a traveling conversation booklet that will be published on our blog and available in DIVA.
To become a formally affiliated PhD student see the affiliation agreement and contact the coordinator (Helena) at firstname.lastname@example.org.If you are a mater student or researcher we would be happy to include you in our group as a non-affiliated member. The more the merrier!