Sustainable Futures

Sustainable Futures is a thematic programming opportunity in the College of Humanities & the Arts at SJSU. During 2021-2022, a number of engaging, community-oriented workshops, performances, talks, and art exhibits address sustainable fire management, food scarcity, sustainable design, poetic renderings, sustainability and user interface design, climate visualization, poetic postcards, ecoacoustic series, and poetry as environmental justice. To support this engaging programming, after the success of the 2020-2021 Pandemic Pandemonium and in collaboration with SJSU's Office of Sustainability, we invited faculty in the College of Humanities and the Arts to create robust assignments and/or curriculum that engage with issues of sustainability. Assignments were selected for recognition to be featured on the Office of Sustainability website and faculty were awarded an honorarium. Given the issues of sustainability prevalent in both the nation and the state of California, the question of what a sustainable future looks like is one we all must face, and that the arts, design, and humanities are some of the best avenues to explore. Faculty address in their assignments the question of "How can you embed these pressing questions about Sustainable Futures into your curriculum?" The award-winning assignments were also recognized for their attention to robust and engaging instructional design.
To learn more, check out the events and curriculum development available from SJSU's Office of Sustainability. In addition, see the extensive Lib Guide created by King Library.

Please note: If you revise or remix an assignment from any of these, please be sure to add a citation to your assignment in the same fashion that you would for any piece of scholarship. (See "Citational Practices" in Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities)


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