Creative writing workshop: Make your voice count at COP29, Azerbaijan
A special invitation to co-create new climate narratives
Themes: Fire and Water
|A Global Systems Institute workshop
|21 February 2024
|14:00 to 16:00
|Forum Exploration Lab 2
|Global Systems Institute
Join Dr Sally Flint, Cecilia Mañosa Nyblon and Dr Raphaëlle D. Haywood to create 12 new narratives for 12 days of COP29 that connect local/global experiences, observations, research, facts, and feelings. Collaborate in inspiring conversations and writing which will act as a catalyst to communicate climate science by humanising our ecological crisis and be a driver for positive solutions to forge a greener, healthier, and socially just world.
*There is no requirement to have done any creative writing before.
After the workshops, submit drafts of writing, and any relevant ideas/research to an editorial team who will adapt submissions into twelve stories for 12 days of COP29. These new narratives will be published and launched at COP29 and used to underpin and inform other creative outputs. While no single story will be attributed to one person, all workshop participant’s names will be listed as contributors.
Places are limited. To register and secure your place please click HERE.
With thanks to the Met Office UK for funding the workshops and editorial process
Our ‘We Are the Possible Team’ are a committed, interdisciplinary group from the University of Exeter, Met Office, and other organisations with a track record of delivering successful international projects linking science, health environment, education, and the arts. Our programme has reached over 28 million people engaging policy makers, ministers, educators, experts, children and youth and non-traditional audiences.
- For the workshops to provide a creative reflective space for different disciplines, viewpoints, experiences/practice to experiment with words and stories.
- For the draft writing to be edited and woven together into 12 narratives for 12 days of COP29 and to be representative of everyone who has taken part in the workshops.
- For the narratives to become a vehicle to humanise our climate and ecological crises and act as a driver for positive solutions to forge a sustainable, healthier, and socially just world.
- To adapt and translate the narratives in varied forms at COP 29 (Azerbaijan), UK, & beyond.
Forum Exploration Lab 2