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OCASA's Summer of Sustainability

August & September 2023

Open to all students and alumni across disciplines.


Serpentine Pavilion, London.

3 August 2023, 11am

Join Catherine Byrne, Interior Design programme leader, to explore the 2023 Serpentine Pavilion, Kensington Gardens, London. The day session will be an opportunity to talk with Catherine and other students about your studies, and your understanding of sustainability in the built environment.


Online bookmaking workshop.

12 August 2023, 10am

Join Photography tutor Andrea Norrington online on Saturday 12th August at 10am for a bookmaking workshop using sustainable materials. Please note the event is full but Register your interest here. to join the waiting list.


Poetry & Sustainability Workshop.

18 August 2023, 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm

Join OCA tutor Liz Cashdan for this workshop on sustaining our own practice and how we can use the features of reading and writing poetry to promote sustainability in the world today more generally. Register your interest here.


Mending and repair Workshop and Padlet.

23 August 2023, 1pm

Join OCA tutor Jenny Udale in this workshop where we will work together for an hour repairing our object or garment and discuss the process in an informal setting.


Cli-Fi Workshop.

31 August 2023, 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm

Join Creative Writing programme leader Barbara Henderson for two online sessions on climate fiction ('cli-fi') and writing in all forms about the environment.


Land Sand Stone Art Festival, East Yorkshire.

9 September 2023, 11am

Join Graphic Design tutor Emma Powell on Bridlington North Beach Saturday for the Land Sand Stone Art Festival 2023. The day session will be an opportunity to talk to Emma and other students about your studies and observe land artists at work.


Follow us on instagram to join in our Sustainable September challenge and we will also be showcasing OCA student work around the theme of sustainability, the environment & climate change throughout the summer.

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