Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


On successful completion of this course students will have

  • explored the contexts for and importance of storytelling for imagining more sustainable, more than human futures.
  • critically-analysed a series of modern narratives about humans and non humans.
  • experienced a series of ecological and multispecies narrative techniques drawn from contemporary art practice, film and literature
  • been exposed to extra linguistic, multi-sensorial forms of story telling
  • collaboratively experimented with and generated their own eco-narrative techniques.
  • created their own ecological story telling project.
  • critically and reflexively evaluated their own ecological story telling project and those of their peers.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 29.02.2024 - 04.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Lucy Davis

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    In this course, you will critically consider the existing stories that humans tell ourselves about our relationships to non humans. You will explore a range of ecological and climate related narrative approaches, which aim, in different ways to displace a human centre of storytelling. You will apply these experiences and tools in the collaborative and experimental crafting of new, eco-related narrative

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in teaching, completed assignments.

    Minimum 80% attendance.

    See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    6 ECTS ≈ 162h

    Contact teaching 20h/Other 142h

    Readings (theory and fiction), Lectures, Presentations and discussions of films and art works, In class group projects, Art-inspired exercises and multi sensorial experiments, Walking excercises, Guest speakers


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    10 Reduced Inequality

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    14 Life Below Water

    15 Life on Land

    16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring V
    2023-2024 Spring IV

    Teaching period changed by decision of Academic Committee for Arts, Design and Architecture on 21 June, 2023

    Enrollment :

    Minimum amount of participants: 8
    Maximum amount of participants varies according to the implementation of the course.

    Registration for Courses: Sisu.

    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: