RISD and Brown University
Prof. Timmons Roberts
Documentary Video / Films,Simulations,Readings from Underrepresented groups,Group projects
This course seeks to build a reconstructive environmental sociology of the sustainable transition, incorporating debates from political ecology, critical design studies and energy/technology studies. It will debate the merits of green capitalist and post-capitalist, socio-centric and technocentric visions of the transition away from fossil fuels. We will use current discussions of the Green New Deal as a test case for thinking about how the promise and the pitfalls that pervade a post-carbon politics in the United States. Class will meet on the RISD campus. This seminar will allow for 20 Brown students to register through Brown, and 15 RISD students to register through RISD.