Scenarios workshop – Stories of Change project 2015

On 19 November 2021, I contributed to a RE-DWELL TS1 Roundtable on: 'Innovative research in sustainability and the importance of ethics in research', chaired by Prof Karim Hadjri and Dr Krzysztof Nawratek of SSoA.

RE-DWELL is a European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Action – Innovative Training Network.

The talk drew on a number of projects that have informed the Collective Scenarios project, among them Provisional Cities, Stories of Change and Culture and Climate Change: Scenarios. These projects have been about exploring new forms of disciplinary and civic collaborations and interactions, connected to profound questions about dwelling, home and the city and grounded in public experiments responding to climate change. My position is that re-dwelling, as the term implies, is a process, that needs renewal and reflection especially in times of urgencies. Considering scenarios as 'rehearsal spaces' for collective imagination and improvised action allows for exploration of multiple perspectives as well as the skills, capactities and practices for approaching uncertain climate futures.