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Adapting Together: How can we all play a part in climate action? will be held on 22 November at Lancaster University in a collaboration between ImaginationLancaster – Lancaster University’s design-led research lab – and Future Observatory – a national programme for design research supporting the UK’s response to the climate crisis at the Design Museum.

Climate change affects everyone but not everyone is able to take effective action against the climate crisis. With systemic change slow, and the public encouraged to shoulder individual responsibility, the majority are faced with an unrealistic burden.

This symposium will discuss how design can work for the benefit of both our community and climate through design research, environmental projects and community-led, collective action

With case studies from Lancashire, London, Birmingham and Bristol – spanning e-waste and repair, community housing, civic placemaking and grass-roots, collective action – and inviting expert, local responses to those case studies, ImaginationLancaster and Future Observatory ask how we might respond equitably to the climate crisis.

Dr Michael Stead, Lecturer in Sustainable Design Futures at ImaginationLancaster, will present ‘The Repair Shop 2049’ project, in collaboration with Blackburn’s community digital innovation hub The Making Rooms.

Event (Symposium)

TitleAdapting Together: How Can We All Play a Part in Climate Action?
LocationImagination, LICA Building, Lancaster University
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational event