Drivers for Climate Change

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The online resources presented by the global design consultancy agency ARUP, an ‘independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists working across every aspect of today’s built environment’ were the spring board for this PGR-led event, hosted by the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield.

ARUP’s research forecasting site includes the knowledge cards ‘Drivers of Change’. Developed in the early 2000s, these cards provide information about changing contexts under the broad impact categories: Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental and Political.

Postgraduate research students from the School of Art, Design and Architecture staged a series of workshops bringing together a variety of different disciplines and practices, with the aim of exploring climate change.

The group workshops invited delegates to creative collaborative questions and solutions by testing different approaches to problem-solving around a shared issue promoting the idea that ‘thinking together’ has the potential to deepen and enrich our understanding of the nature of differing perspectives. How might group working deploy and invent new methodologies or ways of approaching an issue?
Period22 Jun 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationHuddersfield, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational