DescriptionThis was an intense but focused workshop, including 25 participants. There were academics from the project team (and advisers), but also representatives from the National Trust (local and national leadership levels), artists, and archivists working in Cornwall. There was great interest in the way that the arts could help explore and communicate climate change, as well as an opportunity to present and co-analyse research findings from Porthdinllaen (Wales), Durgan (Wales) and Kiribati (Micronesia). The archivists participating expressed the usefulness of the presentation on 'future-proofing' archives. People expressed appreciation of the opportunity to talk across disciplines and professions. The National Trust (Durgan) reported that the local community had begun to donate more money to protect the local coastal path. He publicly attributed this greater sense of ownership to the ongoing local engagement conducted by Co-I Bryony Onciul as part of the project research. The kinds of connections made helped to ensure that there was a solid foundation for the next (separately funded) follow-on funding for impact application: 'Troubled Waters: Reaching Out" (2017-18). It also helped to lay the foundation for a future artistic commission in Durgan (managed by Bryony Onciul).
|Cornwall, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Project: Externally funded research