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Chris Smith

Subject Leader

Chris is the Pre-Degree Level 2 Art & Design Subject Leader and Green Minds Project Coordinator at Arts University Plymouth, as well as the tutor for the IB Diploma in Environmental Systems and Societies. As an artist, his work is mostly concerned with nature connection and environmental issues. Chris has taught at Arts University Plymouth since 2004.

As an educator, Chris has spent many years finding innovative ways to enhance curricula by embedding sustainability and environmental awareness. Projects that Chris has initiated include collaborations with various external organisations, such as Devon Wildlife Trust, The National Marine Aquarium, Regen South West and The National Trust. His current role as Green Minds Project Coordinator at Arts University Plymouth is enabling Chris to further increase opportunities for staff and students at Arts University Plymouth to engage with ‘regenerative art practice’ in meaningful and enriching ways.

Chris is also an active campaigner for sustainability in education and has delivered papers at numerous conferences on the subject.

In addition to his teaching role at Arts University Plymouth, Chris also runs ‘The New Futures Academy’; an outdoor educational initiative, and is a fully qualified counsellor and an experienced counselling tutor. His other professional experience includes freelance photography, conservation and landscape garden design. Chris is currently studying a Permaculture Diploma at the Apricot Centre, Dartington.

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