Professor Alison Anderson collaborated with artist, Carey Marks, and film-maker, James Ellwood, to explore the potential for creative participatory processes to foster young people’s sense of empowerment in communicating the climate emergency. Qualitative data was collected via a series of innovative, co-produced workshops involving young people aged 16-21 in Devon schools.
An ‘interactive game’ using illustrated visual icons on
climate change causes and effects was created by Carey Marks of SCARLET Design.
This provided a visually exciting means to engage young people in discussing
the issues, including the role of media framing. A selection of the young
people were filmed by James Ellwood of Fotonow. Young people’s voices are
crucial to adaptation and resilience and film provides a powerful tool to
convey their hopes and fears.