Adam Curtis, Nabolagshager
Adam Curtis comes to SUM to talk about how sustainability plays a role in his job at the rooftop garden initiative Nabolagshager.
About the speaker
ADAM CURTIS studied at SUM from 2016-2018, having come from the US with a background in sustainable food systems. He currently works at the Norwegian SME Nabolagshager, a think-and-do-tank that focuses on social impact of sustainable urban development. Through work with both minority youth in Oslo, as well as international research projects, Adam works across scales to utilise multifunctionality as a tool for impact. Adam's lecture will center around the importance of design thinking in actualising sustainable development, drawing from his professional experiences. The use of narrative and "playing theater" will serve as important departure points. Ultimately, Adam will convey the importance of social design in engineering change.
About the seminar series
Transformations is a series of lectures given by former students at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), focusing on how former SUM students have put academic research into practical use in their jobs.