This session seeks to empower the generation who will be most impacted by the effects of climate change. Young people’s voices are crucial to adaptation and resilience and film provides a powerful tool to convey their hopes and fears. Professor Alison Anderson will discuss innovative ways in which young people can be engaged with climate change. Through this event participants will be introduced to an ‘interactive game’ using illustrated visual icons created by Carey Marks of SCARLET Design, used in a series of workshops held with young people aged 16-18 in South West England. The game provides a visually exciting means to engage young people in discussing the issues, including how mainstream media are covering them.
Following this there will be a screening of a film produced by Fotonow – capturing the voices of a selection of the young people from diverse backgrounds as well as journalists and editors. The session will be of particular interest not only to young people but also to teachers, journalists and policymakers.
Professor Alison Anderson (School of Society and Culture, University of Plymouth, UK, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia)
James Ellwood (film-maker and Director of Fotonow CIC)
Carey Marks (photojournalist and science communication designer, SCARLET Design)