The School of Art, Design and Architecture presents:
Drivers for Climate Change keynote talks - a public event

Friday 22 June 9.00am - 12.30pm
Bronte Lecture Theatres, Ground Floor, Room 5 (BLG/05)
Free event - all welcome

Professor Hassan Ugail, University of Bradford
Victoria Platt, Invisible Flock, Leeds
Dr Nuwan Dias, University of Huddersfield

Three talks about climate change from different perspectives.
Join us to hear more about climate change and collective working
Sign up for this free event here (refreshments provided)
To sign up for workshops, see tabs below


The magnitude of complex global issues highlights a growing demand for teams to come together to effect social change through collaboration. At the core of this way of approaching an issue is an understanding of the value and benefits of working collectively and creatively, divergently and discursively.

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’ are 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. Further details here:

Postgraduate research students from the School of Art, Design and Architecture seek to stage a series of workshops which bring together a variety of different disciplines and practices, with the aim of exploring a broad environmental dilemma facing us in the twenty-first century: CLIMATE CHANGE.

The proposed group workshops invite delegates to creative collaborative questions and solutions by testing different approaches to problem-solving around a shared issue. This event promotes 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?


Climate Change: Consumption

Led by Claire Booth and Katy Suggitt

Climate Change: Long Term Planning

Led by Babatunde Animashaun and Chatu Jayakody

Climate Change: Technology Lock-in

Led by Omayma Alqatawneh and Elham Del Zendeh



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