The AUB Human Symposium

The AUB Human Symposium was an event held from the 26th February – 13th March 2018 named Innovative Futures. The event featured workshops, talks from award-winning industry speakers and students at the University. There was also a pop-up cinema made from straw bales.

The aim of the symposium was to celebrate social, ethical and sustainable creative practice within the community. “It connects designers, architects, filmmakers and a pool of creative #AUBMAKERS who share one desire – ‘to bring positive change for global good’.” (Arts University Bournemouth, 2018)

Merchandise for the event was created such as a AUB Human bag and water bottle made from BPA free, LDPE waste material. Members of the community joined in such as Bournemouth Council who provided Fairtrade cookies and Divine Chocolate South Coast Roast handed out free coffee to anyone who brought along their own mug.

On the 6th and 7th of March, Arts University Bournemouth built a pop cinema to celebrate social, ethical and sustainable design. Students and visitors could come and view “A Plastic Ocean” on the 6th which brought to light the issues of single use plastics on the environment. The selection of student films were screened throughout the day on the 7th of March.

Below shows some photos of the event and a video made by the university to sum up the event.

(inspiredAUB, 2018)

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Arts University Bournemouth (2018). The AUB Human Symposium Returns with Innovative Futures [online]. Available from: [Accessed 30 May 2018].
inspiredAUB (2018). AUB Human Symposium [Film]. {Accessed 30 May 2018]

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