Conversations and thinking around the Anthropocene are nascent in India and require foregrounding in public discourse. Science Gallery, Bengaluru – a university-linked public institution that facilitates research-based learning – will play a critical role in enabling this discourse by bringing together diverse knowledge based perspectives to chart future pathways. We will host a month-long residential research and engagement summer school on Carbon with scholars, artists and twenty participants from 13th June to 08th July 2022. With the delivery of this programme, we want to study the efficacy of a specific format of interdisciplinary learning – of connecting research, pedagogy and public engagement – to create the conditions for transformation in the perception of and action for climate change. The school will aim to create: an open-ended conversation on the latest research and methods employed in the field and the laboratory; the opportunity for participants, drawn from a diversity of disciplines and practices, to further develop their own research questions or areas of enquiry; and public engagement through an expression of the new ideas in formats such as film, essay, performance and a learning resource. The learnings from all of the above captured through the eyes of the education expert and through participant observation will inform publications to contribute to the way in which climate education may be modified to integrate community engagement, tacit knowledge, and specificity of local contexts.
Key Words:Carbon, Sustainability, Learning Module, Interdisciplinary, Climate Change
Dr Jahnavi Phalkey