Designing for transformative futures: Creative practice, social change and climate emergency

Markéta Dolejšová, Cristina Ampatzidou, Lara Houston, Ann Light, Andrea Botero, Jaz Choi, Danielle Wilde, Hilary Davis, Ferran Altarriba Altarriba Bertran, Felipe Gonzales Gonzales Gil, Ruth Catlow

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We discuss three cases of transformative creative practice that aim to address large-scale societal issues related to the climate emergency by taking a series of interconnected, small-scale actions. Drawing on our first-hand perspectives, we reflect on how the cases address such issues by proliferating across different social contexts and supporting creative engagements of diverse stakeholders. We offer this empirical reflection at a time of rapid social and ecological change that has affected all life on the planet. Eco-social challenges and structural inequalities caused by shifts in global economic, political and technological power require new approaches and transformative actions to stabilize and restore ecosystems on which life depends. Our research shows that creative practice in art and design has a critical role to play in these processes of transformation. By discussing the opportunities and challenges encountered by our three cases within their transformative efforts and analyzing how they proliferate across diverse scales, we aim to expand the emerging scholarship on the transformative potential of creative practice.

TitelC&C'21 - Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Creativity and Cognition
Antal sider9
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery / Special Interest Group on Programming Languages
Publikationsdatojun. 2021
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781450383769
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2021
Begivenhed13th Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2021 - Virtual, Online, Italien
Varighed: 22. jun. 202123. jun. 2021


Konference13th Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2021
ByVirtual, Online
NavnACM International Conference Proceeding Series

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Funding Information:
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870759. The content presented in this document represents the views of the authors, and the European Commission has no liability in respect of the content.

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