A discussion on the value and role of arts and humanities research in spurring us into action on climate change and the importance of our relationship with the land around us.
University of Sheffield researchers in arts and are looking at the ways in which we interact with the natural world and how this influences our action on one of the most pressing problems our society now faces, climate change. Join academics, including Nicola Dibben (Music) and Nick Nuttgens (Theatre) for a discussion on how research can help make sense of a seemingly insurmountable problem and its potential to influence our ability to take action.
Starting with short provocations from the speakers, those attending will be encouraged to share their own experiences as activists, researchers or residents of the land around them and their hopes and fears for it in a two-way exchange. We'll explore what Sheffield's branding as an Outdoor City actually means, when set amongst issues such as tree felling, flood action, park and cycling resourcing, Smithy Wood and others as raised by the audience.