The heat of the global climate emergency touches each of us, and asks for a personal reckoning with new ecologies environmental; technological; cultural and artistic; human and animal.
Whilst Timothy Morton’s "interconnectedness" may be a good starting point, the articulation of off-grid, unorthodox networks of sustenance might now be a necessary step towards maintaining an ecological sensibility by which we all might live and thrive, with or without anxiety.
To this end, Finding Ecologies seeks to articulate and examine the great varieties of ecological operation at play. It seeks to find similarities and differences of expression and operation across disciplines, to promote academic and public discussion and understanding of the ecological.
If you would like to be part of the Finding Ecologies public programme or the Vibrant Ecologies peer-reviewed journal please get in touch. Members of the University, external organisations and interested parties are very welcome to join this cross-disciplinary initiative and to assist in developing future partnerships and research projects. We welcome applications for full-time or part-time MFA, MA, MSc and MPhil/PhD degrees and are happy to discuss relevant research proposals.
Events and seminars from Finding Ecologies
The Africa Centre and London Met collaborate on Afropolitan culture series
London Afropolitan, an event held in September, adopted the African diaspora experience as a starting point for exploring the future of London’s culture of architecture and design.
London Met academic awarded prestigious grant for architecture and music project in Coventry
The Arts and Humanities Research Council have granted Professor Christian Frost to research aural histories of Coventry between 1451 and 1642.
The enigma of nature in the age of proto-globalisation
Professor Nicholas Temple will present his research at the next Art, Architecture and Design (AAD) Sessions event on 28 September.
Understanding the urban commons
A two-day workshop will bring together researchers across the arts, humanities and social sciences working on urban commons.
London Met's international excellence highlighted in REF 2021
The impact of London Met's maths research was joint top in the UK, while overall 86% of our research is internationally recognised and 60% is world-leading or internationally excellent.
The Vanished East End
7 - 28 April 2022
The Brady Arts Centre to host exhibition of photography of London's East End in the 1970s and 1980s including work from London Met's East End Archive.
CLiOH joins exciting project charting the history of the anti-apartheid movement in the UK
Following a major grant to the Liliesleaf Trust UK, the Centre for Life Writing and Oral History will contribute to creating the Anti-Apartheid Legacy: Centre of Memory and Learning.
Wish you were here: A hopeful vision of London from the future
Through postcards addressed to today's Londoners, new visions of the city are explored from a visitor 20 years in the future, highlighting the possibilities of urban rewilding.
London Met welcomes Vice Chancellor's PhD scholars
These scholarships form part of London Met's commitment to improving the experiences, opportunities and outcomes of students and colleagues from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Citizen participation in planning
London Met's Dr Beatrice De Carli will reflect on the needs and challenges of citizen participation in the planning and development of informal settlements in a virtual debate.
London Met academics among the most cited in the world
Five researchers from the University feature in the top 2% most impactful academics globally, according to a study by Stanford University.
Dwelling on the Future
Hannah Parr reports on a celebration event for a new book by architect and academic Pierre D'Avoine, which explores the design of dwelling environments.
The Vanished East End: Special Event
6 November 2021
Additional guided tour announced of photography exhibition at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives- with curator Susan Andrews and three of the exhibiting artists
East End Archive exhibition
30 September 2021- January 2022
An exhibition of photography of London's East End in the 1970s and 1980s will be held at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives.