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Visualising Climate: Young People’s Responses to the Climate Emergency

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What’s on offer?

Through this event, participants will be introduced to an interactive game using 3D visual icons designed by Carey Marks of SCARLET Design, used in a series of workshops held with young people aged 16-18 in Devon. The game provides a visually exciting means to engage young people in discussing the issues, including how mainstream media are covering them. There will be an interactive presentation on visual approaches to engaging with climate change as well as film footage produced by Fotonow, capturing the voices of a selection of young people from diverse backgrounds. It will be of particular interest not only to young people but also to teachers, journalists and policymakers. The panel includes climate activists Howey Ou and Adelaide Charlier as well as David Saddington (head of the COP26 international Nature Campaign) and Suzanne Dhaliwal (prominent climate justice figure). 

What’s it about?

This session seeks to empower the generation who will be most impacted by the effects of climate change. Young people’s voices are crucial to adaptation and resilience and film provides a powerful tool to convey their hopes and fears.

Who’s leading the event?

Professor Alison Anderson (School of Society and Culture, University of Plymouth, UK, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia) James Ellwood (film-maker and Director of Fotonow CIC) Carey Marks (photojournalist and science communication designer, SCARLET Design)

Open to

All persons aged 14 and over

Of particular interest to

Individuals and organisations with an interest in climate change


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