This collaboration with Coventry’s Climate Action Network (CAN) invites youth participants to explore local and global questions of environmental and ecological degradation. Participants will use verbatim theatre (a form of documented theatre in which plays are created from words spoken by people interviewed), ethnography and digital media, to encourage an interdisciplinary conversation about the nature of intersecting global crises. Our participatory workshops will use playful, ensemble-led and performative pedagogies to activate and capture diverse stories of youth eco-citizenship.
Led by Dr Rachel Turner-King from the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick (pictured right), the project aims to position Coventry youth as active co-researchers. We will present our collaborative creations in different sites across Coventry.