The modules introduce undergraduate students to Environmental Law and Policy, and to Environmental Social Sciences and Humanities in a EU-Africa perspective, by employing an innovative methodology, based on students’ active engagement and the narrative re-elaboration of the contents through the creation of group comics.
The workshop discusses one of the 21st century’s most critical issues: the environmental challenge, focusing on Europe/Africa dialogue.
The workshop, organized in five meetings of four hours each, will use cartoon designing to encourage students to engage in critical thinking on the one hand on the basic notions of environmental law, and, on the other, on concrete experiences of European and African good practices.
The workshop aims to develop knowledge of the conceptual foundations of environmental law in a logic of mutual exchange between European and African challenges, in search of a common ground of shared experiences and values.
Through the cartoon, students are encouraged to think about environmental issues using legal concepts, to critically and independently evaluate them and to express structured opinions in this regard.
A professional cartoonist will guide students in learning the basic techniques of cartoon’s story telling.
The protection of the environment and the creative elaboration of environmental issues are now indispensable practices and objectives for humanity. However, the ways to pursue them are very different because they are marked by equally different historical experiences, geographical spaces, political choices, economic, social and cultural conditions.
The laboratory, conceived as a moment of dialogue and comparison between visions and approaches developed in Africa and Europe over time, encourages male and female students to acquire critical skills and to propose concrete solutions to “make sense of and responsibly inhabit a more than human world ”.
Organized in five meetings of four hours each, the laboratory foresees the use of the cartoon technique to analyze a sample of European and African good practices with methodologies specific to the human and social sciences, in search of a common ground of shared experiences and values.
The illustration of the case studies will be partly in English in collaboration with professors from African and European universities.
A professional cartoonist will participate in the workshop, ready to guide students in learning the basic techniques of comics.