"Plastic Justice: a new dimention in art and design education" - this is a two-year Erasmus + strategic partnership project involving students and lecturers of Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) the Department of Graphic Design, Vilnius Faculty.
Together with students from the Icelandic University of the Arts, Elisava (Barcelona), Saint Martins College of the University of the Arts London, and the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (Netherlands), we study the impact of micro-plastics on the human living environment. Graphic design students aim to highlight, rise awareness and visualize the problems of micro-plastic pollution.
The first kick-off conference took place in on February, 2006. It was presented by prominent ecologists, environmentalists and nature scientists from Spain, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The knowledge gained from the first sources inspired students during the Learning Activity 1 sessions, working in international groups to prepare presentations on different topics of micro-plastic problems.
This helped reinforce the critical and analytical attitudes of design students. The project involves eight first and second cycle students, who are preparing final theses - Evelina Germanovič, Emilis Jonaitis, BA; six first year students of “Visual Communication Design” -Aurelija Slapšytė, Daina Kašelionytė, Julius Blažys, Diana Tolstovaitė, Ona Vėliūtė, Renata Krasovskaja and two tutors - prof. Aušra Lisauskienė and prof. Audrius Klimas.