'Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability' with speaker Panagiota Kotsila of BCNUEJ

The National College of Art and Design, Dublin (NCAD) and The Digital Hub present a programme of public talks titled, TURNING GROUND Talks Series 2022. This is the second year in which the two organisations have partnered in this way: the 2022 series creates a platform to bring together local and international artists, community, activists, academics and practitioners to discuss art ecology projects, research and practice. Together, they will imagine just socio-ecological futures with a focus on the Dublin 8 neighbourhood.
The NCAD & The Digital Hub partnership builds on stakeholder participation at the intersection of artistic and transdisciplinary practice, research and society. The series is designed to bring key industry figures; academics and thinkers; students and alumni; the arts sector to the wider general public.

9 Jun / 5:30 PM
Duration: 1hr 30mins

5.30PM Radicle Lab, The Digital Hub. iD8 Studio, The Gatelodge, The Digital Hub, Dublin, D08 EY05.

Panagiota Kotsila of BCNUEJ (Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability) examines the structural and systemic drivers of social inequalities, exclusion, oppression, and neo-colonization in cities. Building on the theory and methods from urban planning, public policy, urban and environmental sociology, urban geography and public health, the Lab analyses the extent to which urban plans and policy decisions can contribute to more just, resilient, healthy, and sustainable cities, and how community groups in distressed neighborhoods contest environmental inequities as a result of urban (re)development processes and policies. Kotsila and her colleagues believe in putting the needs of socially vulnerable groups at the centre of sustainable urban land use practices and planning decisions, and prioritizing justice-driven responses to environmental and climate-related challenges. Our emphasis is on understanding the role that community, public, and private institutions can play in creating prosperous, welcoming and supportive cities for all.