Climate Change in Me
Creative Writing Teaching Material for Addressing Environmental Issues with Young People
Sanataideyhdistys Yöstäjä 2022
The Climate Change in Me teaching material is part of Henna Laininen’s doctoral thesis for the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki. The production of the teaching material has received financial support from the Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation, the Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Central Finland Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.
The Opettajana ympäristökriisin keskellä – taide muutosvoimana ja voimavarana (“Facing the environmental crisis as a teacher – art as a transformative force and a resource”) seminar for educators in 2022, organized with the financial support of the Central Finland Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, offered an opportunity to develop the teaching material. The seminar was organized by the Sanataideyhdistys Yöstäjä ry creative writing association in cooperation with the City of Tampere cultural education programme Art Arc and Nature House Villa Elfvik. The seminar teachers were Henna Laininen, Anna Lehtonen, Maarit Myllynen, Heli Mäkinen, Nella Turkki, and Henrika Ylirisku.
My sincerest thanks to my manuscript readers for their comments: Lea Kantonen, Pia Krutsin, Panu Pihkala, Antti Salminen, Maria Siironen, Pinja Sipari, the participants of the 2022 thesis writing circle of the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki doctoral program.
Thank you for suggestions for the content of the teaching material: Educators who attended the Opettajana ympäristökriisin keskellä seminar (survey data).
Thank you for peace and tranquillity for writing: The writing residence on the Utö island provided by Kuvan Residenssiyhdistys ry.
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Author: Henna Laininen, MFA, MA,
artist-researcher, creative writing teacher
Publisher: Sanataideyhdistys Yöstäjä ry.
Layout and illustrations: Michaela Casková
Web design: Lenka Trantírková
English translation: Ville Hyvönen /
Viestintätoimisto Kielikuvitus Oy