Scenarios of Climate Change: cultural responses to unsettled times and uncertain futures
Scenario thinking has long been a prominent strand in the work of the IPCC and the UNFCCC, and draws on predictive scientific knowledge, based on computer models and simulations. The scenario mode, however, is more than just a tool, method or technique. As a cultural form, it covers a broad spectrum of working with uncertain futures from climate models and forecasts through anticipatory practices and actions to the thought experiments that lie at the core of the proposed Anthropocene epoch. The presentation will consider the history of scenarios in inviting thinking about unsettled times and the potential of scenarios for collective and improvisational responses to changing climates and transformed futures.
Seminar 2 of the 2018 Climate Change Seminar Series
Date: Thursday 25 January 2018
Venue: Plumb Auditorium, Christ's College, with a reception to follow (map)
Networking and drinks will follow.
Dr Renata Tyszczuk, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield
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