The Green Campus Initiative (GCI) is a student-run platform to build an interdisciplinary hybrid platform sharing student projects and connecting the threads of sustainability across time and space. This is an on-going project; this semester’s goal is to build a MVP website archive and an in-person exhibition.
‘Sustainability’ should be a mindset applied to all disciplines to encourage universal, sustainable, and inclusive art and designs.
However, ‘sustainability’ is only commonly perceived exclusively as ‘environmental sustinability’.
We want to redefine how sustainability is being discussed and applied in design and arts on campus to foster a sustainable culture and behavioral shift.
We are initiativing this movement at our closest community, the Rhode Island School of Design.
“Sustainability feels distant. It gives me the impression of being about only about technology, design, systems, and irrelevant to fine arts.”
Sustainability is a collective effort of defining, participating and inspiring. We want to involve others in the design process, not to merely create products and services, but to create a community and a shared sense of ownership.
Highlight progress, connections to other projects, events and resources, and the impact they want to make
Student Curations to re-activate content
Students can curate their own projects or collections of other projects of a similar theme (e.g. biomaterials, waste management, etc)
Sustainability as a Fluid Definiton
Instead of gatekeeping ‘sustainability’, students will justify how their project relates to ‘sustainability’.