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ANTF Sustainability award for RawTag project

Published: 28 April 2021 at 11:30

The Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF2021 Advance HE) has awarded the RawTag project a coveted sustainability prize.

The ANTF offers annual awards for five proposals on key topics such as sustainability, student engagement, employability, and inclusivity.  

This week, the RawTag project was named as an award winner. RawTag is a collaboration between Dr Beatriz Acevedo from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), with eco artist Carmen Lamberti, Dr Romas Malevicius, Senior Lecturer and Director of PRME University of Salford, as well as Hassiba Fadli, PhD candidate at ARU. Hassiba is documenting the relationship between creative-based education and sustainable behaviour, using RawTag as one of her case studies.

RawTag is an art and education for sustainability project aimed at questioning our relationship with fashion consumption and disposal, while encouraging creative responses that feed into an art installation. The award will enable us to share this methodology with other NTFs and leading educators across the sector. The criteria for being awarded include alignment with the ANTF values, creativity, and innovative approaches to education.  

Dr Acevedo explains the importance of the award: “We are so excited to have been chosen for this award, which also gives us an opportunity to enhance the reach of our projects.  

“In the past we have worked mainly with university students and gallery audiences, but with this award we will be able to encourage the ANTF community of approximately 500 active members to rekindle their creativity in education for sustainability and multiply our RawTag approach in their own practice.  

“I think that creativity is a key aspect in our Anglia Learning and Teaching team, and it is great to be able to disseminate our experience with such a talented community.”