The School of Geography at the University of Leeds offers a new Masters Programme in Activism and Social Change (ASC). It is the first of its kind in Europe, and offers students an opportunity to be fully engaged in an innovative and original interdisciplinary programme of research-led teaching and participatory study which brings together the worlds of academia and progressive social campaigning.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.