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Technical innovation for Civil Society’s resilience to risk: creativity, adoption, dissemination

Wolfson Research Centre, University of Warwick, Monday 11th February 2019, 10:30 – 16:00

CASCADE-NET: Civil Agency, Society and Climate Adaptation to Weather Extremes
SEMINAR 7: Technical innovation for Civil Society’s resilience to risk: creativity, adoption, dissemination (University of Warwick, Wolfson Research Centre)

We are pleased to announce a one day workshop exploring technical innovation and Civil Society’s resilience to risk. The event is co-hosted by the Centre for Cultural & Media Policy Studies (CMPS), the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM), and Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities (WISC).

For further information about the aims of CASCADE-NET see:


10.30   Welcome and setting the scene

Challenge of Technical Innovation for Concepts of Civil Society, Resilience and Risk

Jo Garde-Hansen & Joao Porto De Albuquerque

11.00   Theoretical Framing
    Pecha Kuchas - 20 slides in 20 seconds = 7 minutes, with 30 mins discussion
    Civil Society and Risk in Different Technical Contexts: Four Approaches
  • Waterproofing Data (Joao Porto de Albuquerque, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies)
  • Drought Media (Joanne Garde-Hansen, Cultural & Media Policy Studies)
  • Nature-based coastal defences (Md Salauddin, School of Engineering)
  • Resilience Road-mapping (Melissa Kenny, Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities)
12.00   Artist’s Provocation
rivercities and urbanflows (Carolyn Deby, Artist, Researcher)

15 minutes of presentation and provocation, with 15 minutes of response time

Carolyn will present her rivercities project (2010-2014) which considered the Earth’s hydrosphere as a global flow through and between bodies, cities, and more. Her current research urbanflows expands on this consideration of water flows to consider multiple everyday symbiosis and interrelations in the urban-wild on scales from molecules to the planet. By ‘performing site’ her research considers the body as process, as immersed in situations where acts of becoming, reflection, memory, and habit move between the material/immaterial, the human/non-human, the incidental and the intentional.

12.30   Lunch
13.15   Case Studies (15 minutes followed by Q&A)
  • Carolin Klonner (Heidelberg) Capturing Flood Risk Perception via Sketch Maps
  • Vangelis Pitidis (Warwick) Resilient Cities Lab
  • Damian Crilly (EA) The Environment Agency’s Technical Capacity
  • Emma Bee (BGS) – British Geological Survey’s Mapping Technologies
14:45   Lesson from Brazil – Guest speaker from Brazil
    Danilo Rothberg (Brazil) 'Communication and memory in water governance and climate change adaptation'
15:30   Creativity for dissemination workshop (facilitated by Elena Riva)
    Identify an aspect of the day you think is interesting to disseminate further. Sketch your ideas for dissemination based on what you have heard today that would include one or more of the following:
  • Civil participants
  • Research domains
  • Stakeholders
  • Agencies
  • Data
  • Culture
    Think about who? What? Why? What’s the message? How?

Concluding remarks and sign-posting to workshop 8 (Loughborough).



This event is now full

Please contact Joanne Garde-Hansen – Director Centre for Cultural & Media Policy Studies, Warwick for queries about the content of the event and its audience