Engaging with the community on adaptation through cultural practice

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Date added: 15/11/2017

Adaptation Scotland teamed up with Creative Carbon Scotland, Aberdeen City Council, Robert Gordon University and four creative practitioners to deliver a min-arts festival focused on involving communities in the story of our changing climate. This project aimed to explore the benefits of using creative activities to stimulate new discussions on climate change, reach out to new audiences and discover new skills.

Effective community engagement is an important element of creating transformational change. This case study explains how the organising group used a mini-arts festival in Middlefield, Aberdeen, to explore the contribution artists, or cultural practitioners, can make to adaptation engagement and the benefits this can bring to local decision making.

The below video created by SHMU shows the workshops in action and reflections on the day from participants and organisers.

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