GEECS Seminar Series 2017 - Stories of Change
The Stories of Change project is funded by the AHRC under its Connected Communities programme (between 2014 and 2017) and involves six universities, Bath, Birmingham, Exeter, Open, Sheffield, and the University of South Wales, together with arts and community partner organisations. Dr David Llewellyn is leading the project for the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of South Wales. In this seminar David will present on some of his research findings from the project.
In response to the challenges of climate change and the legal commitments to decarbonisation to address those, the AHRC-funded Stories of Change project has explored our relationships with energy utilising arts and humanities-based creative approaches. As such, it has sought to encourage a more imaginative approach to current and future energy choices with three objectives:
1. To work with communities to provide a platform for them to make their voices heard.
2. To bring about change through research and use of the arts.
3. To use innovative digital tools to support and explore our relationship with energy.
In conjunction with the University of Birmingham, the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at USW worked in co-production with arts and community partners at four locations in south Wales. In this seminar, we analyse the creative approaches taken, highlighting the issues and opportunities afforded through those, and explore the material generated with respect to emerging knowledge and impact of the project in some of the communities.