Insights Wales | Ecological Citizens | Emily Boxall & Professor Alec Shepley


We are (all) citizens of the world with natural environment(s) sustaining all life on earth. Our human existence is intertwined with our environment; as we live in, and are ‘citizens’ of our environment.

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Ecological Citizen(s) (EC) is a project to catalyse positive, ecological behaviours involving and benefiting communities through individual and collective actions(s) through technologically-appropriate means.
We see ecological citizenship as a human / non-human right and responsibility, requiring us to be good ancestors and proactive stewards of the planet. EC is a Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project based at the RCA in partnership with Wrexham University and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York.

About the Speakers

Emily Boxall

Emily Boxall is a cross-disciplinary designer specialising in more-than human centred and community-led design to encourage positive climate action.
She currently works at the Royal College of Art as manager of the EPSRC funded Ecological Citizens Network+ and as a lecturer on the Service Design MA.

Professor Alec Shepley

Award winning leader in Higher Education, originally trained in fine art, engaged in the societal and pedagogical aspects of creative practice and rooted the firm belief that education is the key to transformation. Professor Shepley’s research emanates from situated art practice and working across disciplines, engaging with people and place.

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