Art and the Climate Crisis
Level 5 (15 credits)
This module explores how art is responding to the climate crisis. The ruinous environmental transformation facing our planet requires everyone to act. This module surveys the varied ways artists in performance, visual art, film and literature are intervening, from raising awareness to disrupting business as usual. Students will be asked to evaluate both the potentials and limits of art's capacity to engage with this most pressing of topics. The module also foregrounds how the climate crisis overlaps with other urgent issues of our day, from environmental racism and economic inequality to the refugee crisis and settler colonialism.
Preparing for this Module and Approximate Costs
To prepare for this module, it is recommended that you read the short book Vicki Angelaki, Theatre and Environment. This can be purchased for about £6 through most retailers.
No additional costs are anticipated for this module.
Why take Art and the Climate Crisis?
- the chance to explore one of the most urgent issues of our time, the climate crisis, and how theatre artists have engaged with it
- examine a wide array of performance forms, from theatre and musicals to film and visual art
- Participation, 10%
- Group Presentation (10 mins), 30%
- Written Assignment (2500 words), 60%
|Mode of reassessment
There is some content covered on the programme that you may find challenging and sensitive. We do not issue content notes for individual texts (written, performance, visual, sonic etc.), but please do contact your module tutor and/or convenor and/or adviser if you have concerns or problems relating any of the content, themes or discussions.