The AUB Human Research Group aims to foster a transdisciplinary community that explores ‘creativity for good’ through theoretical and practice-based research, pedagogical inquiry and activities.
The AUB Human ethos aims to celebrate AUB achievements in areas of social, ethical and sustainable creative practice but the research group, whilst taking a position of optimism, offers a more critical direction to further challenge, question and innovate in making a positive difference to people and planet. The group also provides mentoring and support for those engaged in research as well as hosting the AUB Human annual symposium and associated events.
‘As long as human beings are regarded as “bad”, zero is a good goal. But to be less bad is to accept things as they are, to believe that poorly designed, dishonourable, destructive systems are the best humans can do. This is the ultimate failure of the “be less bad” approach: a failure of the imagination. From our perspective, this is a depressing vision of our species’ roles in the world. What about an entirely different model? What would it mean to be 100 percent good?’ ― William McDonough, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
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