… for every complex problem there’s a simple solution, and it’s wrong.
– Umberto Eco
… at every level the greatest obstacle to transforming the world is that we lack the clarity and imagination to conceive that it could be different.
– Roberto Unger
Dangerous music for dangerous times
– Prophets of Rage, September 2, 2017, Lovett or Leave it podcast
Learning outcomes week 3
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- summarise and critically relate to different perspectives, central theories and concepts within the climate change leadership field;
- discuss and problematise current issues and research within the climate change leadership field;
- identify, analyse and critically relate to power relations, ethical dilemmas and conflicts within the climate change leadership field;
- design a practical specialisation within the climate change leadership field;
Examination task week 3
In preparation for the mandatory CCLIP-conference Friday September 15 you need prepare:
- A referenced text and visualization/images that summarizes your practical specialization work. This should be in the format of an academic poster or A4 text printed. Max A0 format for posters and max 2 pages A4 text. Upload to www.studentportalen.uu.se, no later than Thursday September 14 at 21.00.
- A Pecha Kucha presentation that highlights what you found most relevant/interesting during the first 3 weeks connected to your practical specialization – 20 images/graph/photos (powerpoint) with 20 seconds spent on each image/graph/photo, read more about the format here: www.pechakucha.org. Upload to www.studentportalen.uu.se, no later than Thursday September 14 at 21.00.
- An artistic representation that highlights what you found most relevant/interesting during the first 3 weeks connected to your practical specialization – poem, short story, drawing, painting, sculpture, music, installation, dance, etc. – that is presented or performed during the conference. Create and bring it to the conference.
Reading (click on bold title to access the text)
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Harvey and Irma aren’t natural disasters. They’re climate change disasterse
– Eric Holthaus, September 11, 2017, Grist
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Big Oil must pay for climate change. Now we can calculate how much
– Peter C Frumhoff and Myles Allen, September 7, 2017, The Guardian
Alvesson, Mats, Blom, Martin & Sveningsson, Stefan (2017). Reflexive leadership: organising in an imperfect world. London: SAGE.
Hällström, Niclas (ed) (2012). What Next Volume III: Climate, Development and Equity. Uppsala: Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and What Next Forum. Available online: www.whatnext.org
Dunlap, Riley E. & Brulle, Robert J. (eds) (2015). Climate change and society: sociological perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press. Available online Uppsala University: www.ub.uu.se
Ghosh, Amitav (2016). The great derangement: climate change and the unthinkable. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Video, audio and visuals
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In the pantheon of visual metaphors for America today, this is the money shot. pic.twitter.com/09COuDutBC
— David Simon (@AoDespair) 7 september 2017
The big picture.
— Alex Steffen (@AlexSteffen) 9 september 2017
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