SciCulture Intensive Programme

Our first SciCulture intensive course was held in April, 2019 in Athens, Greece. The second intensive course was held in Bergen, Norway from the 11th to 15th November, 2019. The course provided an opportunity for diverse experts to work together on a project exploring: ‘The Future of Education in the age of the Anthropocene, in 2050’. We had expert speakers from 5 countries: the UK, Norway, Netherlands, Greece and Malta.

The next SciCulture intensive course will be hosted online in April 2021 by our partners in the Netherands. The theme of this course will be 2050: The future wellbeing of cities in a world in crises .

The acceleration of planetary changes, the massive growth of fossil fuel use and extraction, radioactive fallout, overconsumption of plastics and other man-made materials, the disruptive forces of digitalisation and globalisation and the more recent Covid-19 emergency have set in motion what is becoming a global existential crisis. It is hard to point to anything that is stable—the environment included. This volatile and uncertain moment raises questions of purpose for our current ways of living in urban environments and how they can address societal and environmental challenges to support the well-being of citizens and of the planet.

By collaborating in transdisciplinary teams you will investigate this theme from various perspectives with a specific challenge: developing an innovative proposal for how a future city (2050) could address the global challenges related to sustainability and human and non-human wellbeing.

With so much to do in just 5 days, rest assured, there's not a moment of boredom. Scroll down to see a detailed programme itinerary.

Workshops: will involve transdisciplinary pedagogy in which experts from the sciences, arts and entrepreneurship will co-lead all the sessions. Sessions will be related the future of education, in particular exploring learning in the age of the Anthropocene with a focus on climate change.

Independent group time: project time independent of SciCulture tutors focusing on what the group feels is necessary at that time to develop their project work.

Facilitated group time: project time facilitated by SciCulture tutors which may involve guidance on particular tasks and sharing work with other groups, geared towards developing project work.

Direct input: short sessions on skills attainment that are knowledge-based to provide targeted input from disciplines which can be used within developing project work.