Open Edu


A spectrum of colors and subjects to describe the topics covered in Open Edu. All topics fall under Slow Studies, and are addressed through the lens of human rights, climate justice and collective liberation. You can explore specific class topics below!

Open Edu is a free and accessible climate education series that centers the voices and perspectives of People of the Global Majority.

Open Edu teaches on multiple topics through 3 major lenses—human rights, climate justice and collective liberation.

We believe that education is the foundation of progress, and that collectively we can cultivate the critical thinking to dismantle harmful systems.

Systems & Design Thinking

Designing Social & Environmental Justice with Antionette Carroll, Céline Semaan, Christine Platt

Algorithmic Bias with Tazin Khan

Forbidden Systems with Mandy Harris Williams

Equity-Centered Community Design with Antionette Carroll

Waste-Led Design with Céline Semaan

Critical Media Studies

Fashion & Beauty Politics

Regenerative Economics

Leather: Fashion’s Dirty Secret with Céline Semaan, João Talocchi, Greg Higgs, Teju Adisa-Farrar, Cameron Russell

Q&A: Ask Me Anything with Aja Barber, Liz Ricketts, Céline Semaan, Dounia Wone

Upcycling Workshop — Waste as a Resource with Nicole McLaughin, Akilah Stewart

Jewelry Design for the Real World with Wing Yau, Bliss Lau

Environmental Impact

Material Literacy

Material Literacy with Seetal Solanki

History of Cotton with Teju Adisa-Farrar, Sha'Mira Covington

History of Microplastics with Madeleine MacGillivray

History of Plastic with Dr. Theanne Schiros

Systemic Racism & Identity Politics

Collective Healing

Spiritual Capacity with Syntyché Francella

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