Creative Labs – Climate Edition

The Priestley International Centre for Climate has teamed up with the Cultural Institute and Leeds Digital Festival to launch a Climate edition of the innovative Leeds Creative Labs programme.

Successful applicants from the Priestley Centre will be paired with professional digital creatives to explore collaborations and create ideas together over a three-day period between 17 May and 28 June 2018.

Leeds Creative Labs, one of the Cultural Institute’s key research innovation programmes, aims to spark collaborations that inspire and challenge creative professionals and researchers to explore, innovate and take risks to find new ways of working together. The emphasis is on the process itself and what the engagement reveals to the partners, and there is no expectation of an output as such.

The Cultural Institute connects the University with creative and cultural partners to increase pioneering research collaborations, widen cultural engagement, and build the skills of our students. The Climate Edition of Creative Labs sees the Priestley Centre growing its cultural exploration of climate change research and solutions, following on from a Culture and Climate Change event in December and work with Cultural Fellow Kat Austen on the Arctic.

This opportunity is only open to members of the Priestley International Centre for Climate – if you involved in climate research at Leeds but have not already joined the Priestley Centre, please join here. Partners may be individuals or teams. Postgraduate students may participate as part of a team (the lead should be a more senior academic).  Professional partners will be brokered by the team behind Leeds Digital Festival.

Researchers interested in hearing more about the Climate Edition of Creative Labs are invited to attend a panel discussion on Thursday 12 April, where previous participants – both scientists and technologists –  will discuss the benefits of taking part in the programme (watch a video about the collaboration between Opera North’s project director and academics from Biological Sciences and Chemistry here).

The event will be followed by a buffet lunch.

Follow the links for event details and booking information.

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