Thinkers, Makers, Dreamers is the graduate exhibition showcasing exciting and innovative work produced by Kingston School of Art's MA Sustainable Design course. The show represents a collaboration between the two most recent years of graduates, acting as a celebration and send-off as the world emerges from pandemonium. Hailing from a wide range of design disciplines and cultural backgrounds, the graduate projects form an intricate collage of outcomes bound together by the pressing need to address global social and ecological crises. Open 11:00-18:00 18th-26th (open until 21:00 on the 20th, 21st and 24th) Thinkers Makers Dreamers exhibition website Register for events during the London Design Festival www.instagram.com/ma_sd_ksa/
What you'll doJoin artist Jamie Hale and psychologist Professor Ed Watkins in a creative workshop where you will explore how our brains work and how we can affect our moods. The workshop will start with a conversation between Jamie and Ed followed by a Q&A where you will be able to ask them questions about the ideas raised. Then you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with others to develop the concept of an app that could help build some of these ideas into people’s everyday lives. This is a relaxed event. Cameras can be on or off as needed. You can move around and make noise at any time. If you need to dip in and out of the session, you can. There will be multiple ways to communicate, ask questions and participate (such as using the chat function if you do not want to use your voice). If you have any access requests or requirements, for example a transcript of the event, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7611 2222. This workshop is for 14 to 19 year-olds. It is limited to 16 places and booking is essential. You will be given joining instructions for Zoom in your confirmation email.
Cooling is necessary for the quality of life of billions of people living across countries, whether in hot climates or in regions that are traditionally unprepared for ever more frequent heatwaves due to climate change. The energy needed for air conditioning is likely to triple by 2050, with an equivalent of ten new air conditioning units projected to be sold every second for the next 30 years (as per the IEA). This huge demand has the potential to drive up greenhouse gas emissions and exacerbate the very problem it is designed to alleviate. The Future of Cooling Programme’s vision is to understand and shape worldwide cooling solutions which place planetary stewardship and protecting people’s needs at their heart. These will inform and help prepare countries for extreme heat events by prioritising passive and less energy-intensive technology, while shifting the trajectory of cooling growth towards sustainability.As we move towards one of the most important rounds of the UNFCCC Climate Negotiations, the Future of Cooling programme is hosting a series of online seminars leading up to COP26. The motivation behind the series is the need for high-profile and broad-reaching conversations on tackling cooling as a system – one that is integral to addressing the climate crisis. The webinars will engage in conversation with academics, industry and policy makers, and cover each of the themes that link to the programme’s framework on sustainable cooling: social interactions and cooling cultures; cooling technology and innovation; models for sustainable cold chains; circular cooling economy; infrastructure design for sustainable cooling; and finally, cooling for climate action.Future of Cooling COP26 webinar series
Three new missions arrived at Mars in February 2021, to look at weather, water and life. This lecture looks at new results from the UAE’s Hope mission, China’s Tianwen-1 and NASA’s Perseverence. It will also look at the prospects for the ESA-Russia Rosalind Franklin rover to be launched next year arriving on 10 June 2023. At this exciting time, will we soon be able to answer the greatest scientific question: are we alone in the Universe? Registration and TicketsWe are live-streaming all our lectures in 2021-22. To watch lectures live online, please register using the button below. The registration process is simple, free, and only requires an email address.Register for Online Lecture Tickets for in-person attendance at this event are available now, please book using the button below. Read more about ticketing and Covid safety here: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/news/ticket-safety Book in-person tickets Support UsGresham College has offered free public lectures for over 400 years, thanks to the generosity of our supporters. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest minds. To support Gresham's mission, please consider making a donation.
London School of Economics: Online public event
Join us for the launch of Damian Tambini’s new book, Media Freedom, where we'll be joined media experts to discuss media freedom and international human rights law standards in media governance today. The contentious role of social media in recent elections and referendums has brought to the fore once again the fundamental question of media freedom and the extent to which, and the way in which, the media should be regulated in a modern democratic society. In Media Freedom, Dr Damian Tambini surveys the history of media in the US, the UK and Europe in order to develop a new theory of media freedom that is capable of resolving current controversies about how best to regulate the media, including the internet and social media. Tambini argues that democratic regulation of the media must build upon - and learn from - the long history of accommodation between the press, broadcasting, the state and corporate power. By attending to this history, we can see that media freedom is not absolute but rather conditional, taking the form of a social contract of privileges and connected duties. Meet our speakers and chair David Kaye (@davidakaye) is a clinical professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, and the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (2014-2020). His 2019 book, Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet, explores the ways in which companies, governments and activists struggle to define the rules for online expression. Alan Rusbridger (@arusbridger) was Editor in Chief of the Guardian from 1995-2015. He is currently Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and Chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. During his time at the Guardian, both he and the paper won numerous awards, including the 2014 Pulitzter Prize for Public Service Journalism. His memoir of journalism and its future, Breaking News, was published in 2018, and his latest book, News and How to Use it, was published in 2020. Jean Seaton is Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster, an Official Historian of the BBC and Director of the Orwell Foundation. She is the author of Carnage and the Media: the Making and Breaking of News about Violence, Power Without Responsibility: the Press and Broadcasting in Britain and Pinkoes and Traitors: the BBC and the nation 1974-1987. She has written and broadcasted widely on the history and role of the media and historical, political and cultural matters. Damian Tambini (@damiantambini) is Distinguished Policy Fellow and Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. He is an expert in media and communications regulation and policy, and active in policymaking and academic research. Dr Tambini is frequently called to give evidence to parliamentary committees and provide formal and informal policy advice to government and served on the Communications Consumer Panel, a non-executive role at the communications regulator Ofcom. Lee Edwards (@leemoya) is Professor of Strategic Communications and Public Engagement in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, where she also serves as Director of Graduate Studies and Programme Director for the MSc Strategic Communications. More about this event The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. The Department is ranked #1 in the UK and #3 globally in the field of media and communications (2021 QS World University Rankings). You can order the book, Media Freedom, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series imagining what the world could look like after the crisis, and how we get there. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEMediaFreedom
London School of Economics: Online public event
21 September marks the International Day of Peace, an opportunity to commit to building a culture of peace. But what exactly is a culture of peace and how do we build it? On this 40th anniversary of World Peace Day our world is far from peaceful. The US withdrawal from Afghanistan has precipitated war and surrender to the Taliban leaving Afghans behind. Women peacebuilders, who have long been on the frontlines negotiating for peace, now face exponential risk of targeted killings along with other activists and human rights defenders. Meanwhile Colombia marks the fifth anniversary of its peace agreement and despite initial progress, women peacebuilders voice concern about the lack of implementation, particularly regarding the inclusion of women and youth, and the deteriorating security situation. The Global Peace Index reported deterioration in peace in 73 countries, a trend of nine of the last 13 years. Demonstrations, riots and militarisation continue to increase, exacerbated by the weakness of state institutions and rule of law exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meet our speakers and chair Roméo Dallaire (@romeodallaire) is founder of the Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace, and Security, a celebrated advocate for human rights, respected government and UN advisor and former Canadian Senator. Throughout his distinguished military career, General Dallaire served in staff, training, and command positions through North America, Europe, and Africa. Most notably, General Dallaire was Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda prior to and during the 1994 genocide. Guissou Jahangiri (@guissoujahangir) is a women’s rights pioneer and a cultural and peace activist. She was elected for a second term as the Vice President of the FIDH world-wide movement for human rights and is the Executive Director of Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA. She leads advocacy campaigns in Afghanistan and the greater region and has spent five years in war-torn Tajikistan as a Human Rights Watch researcher. Jahangiri is also acting head of the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Rosa Emilia Salamanca (@milucina) is the Director of Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económica, a feminist organisation based in Colombia. She is a member of the National Summit of Women and Peace, the Thinking and Action collective and a 2018 Women Peacemaker at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. Salamanca is also a member of the National Commission for Guarantees for Security and Non-Repetition. Sanam Naraghi Anderlini (@sanambna) is Director of the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security and the founder of The International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN). More about this event The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security (@LSE_WPS) is an academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation of women in conflict-affected situations around the world. Through innovative research, teaching, and multi-sectoral engagement, the Centre for Women, Peace and Security aims to promote gender equality and enhance women’s economic, social and political participation and security. This event is the sixth in the Coming of Age of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda series and is co-hosted with ICAN and Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEWPS
This lecture will explore the essentials of financial planning. What are the different ways to save and invest, such as bank accounts, bonds, shares, and mutual funds, and how do they differ in returns and risk? What does owning bonds and shares give you, both in normal times and in bankruptcy? We’ll explore how both inflation and taxes erode investment returns – and how to invest in a tax-efficient manner. Registration and TicketsWe are live-streaming all our lectures in 2021-22. To watch lectures live online, please register using the button below. The registration process is simple, free, and only requires an email address.Register for Online Lecture Tickets for in-person attendance at this event are available now, please book using the button below. Read more about ticketing and Covid safety here: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/news/ticket-safety Book in-person tickets Support UsGresham College has offered free public lectures for over 400 years, thanks to the generosity of our supporters. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest minds. To support Gresham's mission, please consider making a donation.
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When news first began to trickle out of China about a new virus in December 2019, risk-averse financial markets could never have predicted the total economic collapse that would follow as stock markets fell faster and harder than at any time since 1929, currencies across the world plunged and investors panicked. Adam Tooze's new book, Shutdown, tells the story of what followed and, in conversation with Patrick Wallis, he will survey the damage and outline potential ways into recovery. Meet our speaker and chair Adam Tooze (@adam_tooze) is the author of Crashed, The Deluge and The Wages of Destruction. He has been the recipient of the Wolfson Prize for History, the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Prize and the Lionel Gelber Prize. Tooze has taught at Cambridge and Yale and is now Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University. Adam is an alumnus of LSE. Patrick Wallis (@phwallis) is Professor of Economic History at LSE. His research explores the economic, social and medical history of Britain and Europe from the 16th to 18th century. More about this event The Department of Economic History (@LSEEcHist) iis one of the world’s leading centres for research and teaching in economic history. It is home to a huge breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise ranging for the medieval period to the current century. You can order the book, Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World's Economy, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series imagining what the world could look like after the crisis, and how we get there. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEPostCOVID
It’s usually said that Protestant and evangelical Christians made very little missionary effort in the 16th-18th centuries. In fact, there was much more than we remember. But they used strategies that look very alien to modern eyes: whether trying to spread ‘civilisation’ as a prerequisite for conversion, or seeing these efforts as part of a global apocalyptic conflict. This lecture will introduce this series about these early missionary projects; why they mostly failed; and why they still matter. Registration and TicketsWe are live-streaming all our lectures in 2021-22. To watch lectures live online, please register using the button below. The registration process is simple, free, and only requires an email address.Register for Online Lecture Tickets for in-person attendance at this event are available now, please book using the button below. Read more about ticketing and Covid safety here: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/news/ticket-safety Book in-person tickets Support UsGresham College has offered free public lectures for over 400 years, thanks to the generosity of our supporters. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest minds. To support Gresham's mission, please consider making a donation.