Leeds Uni Finds Sketching Key to Connecting with Campus Landscape

A sustainability project is using sketching as a tool to encourage students and staff at Leeds University Business School (LUBS) to appreciate the power of walking.

‘Walking to Zero’ brought together groups of students and staff with Yorkshire artist Jake Attree for a training session to transform their regular walks into opportunities to create art.

Artistic practices like sketching and poetry can give us a reason to slow down and immerse ourselves in our surroundings, so I’d encourage anyone to take a walk with a pen and paper.

Poet and author, Lemn Sissay OBE FRSL

The group’s sketches are being displayed in a new exhibit at LUBS, which was opened by poet, author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay OBE FRSL this week.