[LEIDEN] LUGO Symposium + VR workshop

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Academy Building (room: Telders Auditorium), Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden


The Leiden University Green Office (LUGO) invites you to join the Sustainability Symposium. The event will feature talks by Dario Fazzi, Esther Kentin, and Aranka Virágh. Highlights include discussions by Leiden Leadership Program students on catering perceptions and challenges at Leiden University, and a presentation by UNA Europe on environmental democracy and the use of virtual reality in education, including a free VR workshop. The event will conclude with a networking session featuring vegan snacks and drinks.


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The VR lecture and workshop

Are you curious about interactive and impactful environmental education? Join this lecture by Dario Fazzi, Professor of Transatlantic Environmental History at Leiden University. In his talk, Fazzi will explain how he uses techniques such as role-playing and VR technology to teach ecological awareness to a global group of students.

Since 2022, Fazzi has been running virtual exchange programs, focused on ecological threats in delta regions worldwide. The exchanges connect students from the Netherlands with students in countries such as the United States, France, Morocco, and Brazil. Together they complete assignments such as environmental role playing, co-operative online map-making, and the exploration of delta environments through virtual reality. 

During his talk, Fazzi will share more about the content of the course, how this fits the goals of environmental education, and how he integrates VR technology in his teaching. 

Following the lecture, attendees will be invited to put on VR headsets and experience some of the content created by students.

The lecture is open to anyone and is organised by the Una Europe team in Leiden, in collaboration with Leiden University's Green Office.

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Read more about the VR workshop here.


About the Una.Lecture series

Leiden University is part of Una Europa (an alliance of 11 leading European research universities). The Una Europa alliance offers many opportunities and events for students and staff of its member universities, including talks such as this one (part of the Una.Lecture series).

This particular lecture is delivered as part of a broader sustainability symposium, organised by Leiden University’s Green Office (LUGO). It contributes to Una Europa activities designed to build the European University of the Future.