26 June. Poster W/S & “Sustainable Nostalgia”

Poster Workshop, Part I.

Directions: Please get into the group that best describes the biggest challenge(s) you face in your Poster Draft. Once in your groups, take turns describing your draft and then discuss revision strategies. I will circulate from group to group and answer questions
  • 1. Claim: Are you worried that what you are using as your claim is overdeveloped or underdeveloped? Are you having trouble developing the claim? Do you think your claim and poster are at odd with each other?
  • 2. Organization: Are you having trouble deciding how to organize your poster? Are you having having trouble establishing a clear pattern for readers? 
  • 3. Design:  Are you having trouble deciding which images to use and/or where to include images? Do you have questions about headings, color, contrast, font size? Are you having trouble deciding how much text to include?

Poster Pitch Drafting Activity

If you have not , take 5 minutes and respond to the following:
  • 1. Explain what you mean by the “future,” (i.e. how does it shape society, ecology, AND/OR technology?)
  • 2. Explain how the media (movie, show, video game, advertisement) you chose illustrates what you mean by “the future.”
  • 3. What new information does your Poster and Pitch contribute to either the conversation about “the future” OR the conversation about the media you chose? 

Poster Workshop, Part 2

Please complete the following:
  • 1. Put your hardcopy or digital copy of your posters on your desk tops. 
  • 2. Next, circulate from draft to draft. After you finish review on another’s drafts respond on the worksheet I provided. 
  • 3. Once we have had a chance to read and respond to most drafts, we will our successes.

Sustaining the Future?

Let’s get into groups and answer the following questions about Scott Davies, “Sustainable Nostalgia.” Be prepared to cite and interpret textual evidence in response to your question during class discussion.
  • Group 1: What does “sustainability” mean according to Davies? What are some of its complexities, or rather what accounts for the term’s “political attractiveness” (262)?
  • Group 2: How does the Brundtland report (i.e. Our Common Future) define sustainability? Why do you think that definition has been so influential (263)?
  • Group 3: According to Davies, why have some members of the environmental movement called for the term “sustainability” to be recalled or replaced? Why does Davies disagree with such a call (264)?
  • Group 4: What does Davies mean when he says that the dream of sustainability is synonymous with a nostalgia for the future (264)? Does this weird idea fix some of the problems with sustainability as a concept/practice?

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