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Alternative technologies: A just transition

Asani, Furaha; Rasbash, Zoe; Ochu, Erinma; Anywar, Lawottim; Blackburn, Melissa; Lansdowne, Jo

Authors

Furaha Asani

Zoe Rasbash

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Dr Erinma Ochu Erinma.Ochu@uwe.ac.uk
Wallscourt Associate Professor in Immersive Media

Lawottim Anywar

Melissa Blackburn

Jo Lansdowne



Abstract

In the second half of 2023, Pervasive Media Studio was recognised for our work and expertise within responsible R&D at the intersection of creative technology and climate action, by Dr. Erinma Ochu- Wallscourt Associate Professor in Immersive Media based in the DCRC. Dr. Ochu committed to supporting an enquiry into future-thinking that we would facilitate, financed by their work in Engaging Environments- which is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). This support has enabled our enquiry- Alternative Technologies: A Just Transition (ATJT)- to form and flourish.

Between February to April 2024, the ATJT collective- made up of individuals from within Pervasive Media Studio's network- gathered to understand and enable life-affirming futures at the intersection of creative technology and climate action. The rationale for this work along with our methods, and the findings from our fruitful conversations, are contained within the attached report. For ease, we have mapped our findings onto a matrix of nine themes we believe are relevant to responsible R&D in this sector: roots, designing comfort, co-production, communication, intentionality & emergence, wellbeing, esteem & inspiration, legacy, and structure.

Within the report we've also shared a toolkit from our learnings on (1) How to go beyond 'terms of engagement' and actually co-create a contract of care in this type of work, (2) Co-creating nourishing workshop spaces, and (3) Using self-nomination as a process to curate a group.

Report Type Project Report
Acceptance Date Jun 11, 2024
Online Publication Date Jun 11, 2024
Publication Date Jun 11, 2024
Deposit Date Jun 19, 2024
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/12073694