It was at that time that we might say that ICITA retained a number of interested people including Gilbert Wright teaching mathematics at Prahran. This resulted in two booklets being devised and written by members ICITA one of which was taken to the United Nations Conference on the arts and sciences in Melbourne. The submissions made where also sent to the United Nations in Canberra and a I made a direct approach to them by going to France. Both publications encompassed a smorgasbord of ideas for a new education that may integrate the art and technologies but in particular dealt with our ever increasing environmental problem.
I also had the opportunityto take the publication the ‘Third Culture to the United Nations Conference in Stockholm, Sweden where with a temporary accreditation as Journalist I attended the whole conference.
The submissions in the Third Culture, addressed to the United Nations and forward the development of Schools of Environmental Design throughout the world. Gilbert Wright and I also felt what Arnheim so passionately stated in his publication Visual Thinking: that the most pressing thing in our world was to make its problem visible. Gilbert Wright and I then developed a set of submissions of visual education which we forwarded to educational authorities in Canberra, Australia. Neither submission appeared to go anywhere. The United Nations informed me that they had lost them and could I send another copy and nothing was heard from Canberra.
The aim to pursue this environmental education with a contingency to visual education was also followed up when the small ICITA group with the Hobart College of Tafe became involved in a Melbourne Conference on the human environment. The head of environmental design and architecture and a number of students came to Melbourne and joined the ICITA panel on education. There was some input from RMIT university architecture with Lecturer Peter Martin’s Environmental Ethics making its mark.
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