Audacious Citizenship – new project!
Dr Rachel Turner King (Principal Investigator, Education) and Professor David Mond (Global Sustainable Development), Dr Bobby Smith (Theatre and Performance Studies) has been awarded Coventry City of Culture funding for the project “I don’t want your hope, I want your action”: exploring youth eco-citizenship through verbatim theatre and digital ethnography in the city.
This project invites local school pupils to become active researchers. Using digital ethnography and verbatim theatre, the young people will work collaboratively to investigate the complex interrelationships between their environment, their lives and the climate crisis.
Drawing on the interdisciplinary background of the team, an applied theatre approach will enable open discussion around these issues and provide an opportunity for young people to explore the climate crisis creatively, and to perform their findings to audiences in the city.