Workshop: Linking castles and sea, people and science
The Clicher Project is a Natural Environment Research Council funded project addressing how cultural heritage (castles, villages, slate), and the value we place on it, can help to inform a better understanding of our changing climate and the risk that poses in terms of our cultural assets location on/or close to the north Wales coastline.
We are looking for participants (i.e. locals and local community action groups, professional bodies and organisations, policy makers and stakeholders) who are concerned about risk from rising sea levels and the potential loss of our shared cultural heritage and assets. The aim of the two workshops (held on 21st and 27th February) is to bring the community together to help shape a shared understanding that can better support the wider community and policy makers to adopt more inclusive approaches to communicating climate change risks and support the preservation of our cultural heritage.
We are hosting our workshops at Plas Tan y Bwlch in the beautiful surroundings of Eryri National Park. The event is free to attend, and we will be providing refreshments and a hot lunch!
The format of the two workshops will be:
- Storytelling to gather personal narratives/lived experiences on community views on cultural heritage and climate change.
- Participatory discussions to explore what has or hasn’t worked climate change risk and threat communication.
- Co-production of impactful and inclusive ways to support communities, stakeholders and communities to share knowledge, value heritage and deliver climate change adaption.
Organisers: Dr Giuseppe Forino (PI), Dr Lynda Yorke (Co-I), Dr Gary Robinson (Co-I) and Dr Martin Austin (Co-I).
*Limited number of travel bursaries (up to £50) available on application. Priority will be given to applicants demonstrating a reasonable need for it.