Acting On Climate

Acting on Climate: Co-Creating Performance and Digital Ethnographies for Youth Eco-Citizenship is a project led by researchers and practitioners at the University of Warwick and beyond.

So far, our work has included the creation of performance, photography, film, websites and dance to explore and reflect upon the climate crisis with young people.

To date, we have completed two participatory projects with young people :-

'With One Breath' was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and led to a co-created digital artwork which explored the climate crisis and responsibility with young people in the UK and Uganda.
'Earth Stories was funded by the Economics and Social Research Impact Acceleration Account. It involved the creation of verbatim theatre, dance and physical performance alongside a website and accompanying film and resources for teachers and youth arts workers. This project is also part of a global, multi-sited ethnographic study led by Professor Kathleen Gallagher (University of Toronto, Canada) entitled Global Youth (Digital) Citizen-Artists and their Publics: Performing for Socio-Ecological Justice.

Partners and collaborators have included:
Dr Rachel Turner King - Researcher and Assistant Profesor, Warwick University
Dr Bobby Smith - Researcher and Associate Proffesor, Warwick University
Charlotte Hale Smith (FLUX) - Movement and Education Specialist
Luke Newbold (LensChange) - Cinematographer
Ashley James Brown - Digital Artist
Becky Warnock - Visual Artist
Highly Sprung Performance Company
Rafiki Theatre, Uganda
Dr Reem Doukmak - Researcher

Projects Funded by:
University of Warwick
(see specific project website for more details)