Communities across Devon will use online games, animation, murals and other media to visualise how they can effectively address some of our most pressing climate challenges.
The Net-Zero Visions for the Devon Climate Emergency project unites community groups with creative professionals and net-zero transition experts.
Over the coming year, they will work together to produce visions of how villages, towns or cities in the county can meet the challenge of being carbon net-zero by 2050.
Those visions will then be transformed into animations, illustrations, interactive games and public murals based around – or located in – Devon communities.
Individuals from across the county will also be able to submit their own Net-Zero Visions to the project website, where an interactive map will plot the spread of public imaginings across the county.
Net-Zero Visions is designed to raise public awareness of the Devon Carbon Plan, and engage people in the process and possibilities of change.
Being led by the University of Plymouth, with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, it builds on previous research by Dr David Sergeant, which explored how recent novels and films have imagined the near future.