The Cultural Adaptations conference will take place online over four afternoons from 2-5 March 2021.
Over four afternoons, this inspiring event will feature participatory works, explore wider knowledge and international experiences of how creativity can help us adapt, and share learnings from project activities in four European nations (Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and Scotland).
Showcasing unique, innovative and creative approaches to solving complex climate challenges, the event will present new ways of working collaboratively in adaptation. Interactive and practical sessions will focus on transformation through research, policy and practice, enabling attendees to apply learning in their own cities, using specially developed tools and resources.
The conference marks the conclusion of Cultural Adaptations: an action research project supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and co-funded by the Scottish Government.
● Day 1 Transformation in Culture – what has been done so far? Speakers will share best practice in mitigation and adaptation in Scotland's cultural sector as we look ahead to COP26.
● Day 2 Transformation of Culture – a panel of adaptation experts and adapting cultural pioneers will discuss how cultural organisations and SMEs can adapt to climate change in their region.
● Day 3 Transformative Adaptation – how can culture shape our places and how can we evaluate transformational interventions? Reflecting on the past year, including what Covid-19 has taught us, and explore pioneering adaptation projects across Europe.
● Day 4 Transformation through Culture – how can cultural practices help drive positive change? A panel of experts will share how art and creative methods contribute to climate change adaptation and share learnings from ongoing Embedded Artist Projects and leading examples from across Europe.