!Do Something

Students and staff from the Arts, Design and Architecture Faculty respond to the climate change crisis.


12 September - 18 November 2022


Level 5 Main Library


UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture

Climate Change is the dominant wicked problem of our time: there is no single solution; the boundaries are difficult to define; and it is influenced by complex, interdependent and rapidly changing factors.

In response to Bruce Mau's MC24 Principle 'New wicked problems demand new wicked teams' (24 Principles for Designing Massive Change in your life and work), The Wicked Collective for Climate Change and Sustainable Development was established in 2021 by five committed academics from the School of Art and Design. We believe that artists, designers, academics, and students need to work together across disciplinary boundaries to effectively respond to the wicked problems confronting us.

This exhibition presented creative responses and interventions to the wicked problem of Climate Change from students and staff across the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture (ADA). These works all relate to one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and were created since the formation of ADA in 2020.

!Do Something was part of the ADA Now Festival 2022.

View the online exhibition.

Image gallery

Events from this exhibition

Opening event

!Do Something was opened opened by ADA Dean Professor Claire Annesley, with special guests Bruce Mau and Aiyemobisi (Bisi) Williams from the Massive Change Network.

Event was held on Wednesday, 21 September 2022.