The Sustainable Futures Challenge Area, Resilient Futures, and Creative Manchester present this special event exploring how the arts and sciences can collaborate in addressing the challenge of climate resilience. A short theatre performance will be followed by a Q&A discussion with an inter-disciplinary panel of respondents.
The Boxer’s Guide to Climate Resilience tells the story of what happens when Jo, a lowly planning officer in Madeuptown, seeks advice from the legendary climate warrior, King Cnut. The piece is written and performed by Steve Scott-Bottoms, one of UoM’s Drama professors, and is presented by Vesper Hill – the social enterprise that Steve co-founded as a spin-out from previous practical research.
Boxer’s Guide was commissioned by JBA Consulting (UK-wide environmental/engineering company) as a means to engage both staff and clients with their framework for adapting and responding to climate threats. JBA’s Head of Environment, Steve Maslen, will be one of the speakers during the Q&A panel discussion that follows the performance.
15:30 - 15:40 - Welcome & Introductions
15:40 - 16:20 - The Boxer's Guide to Climate Resilience Performance by Professor Steve Scott-Bottoms
16:20 - 16:55 - Panel Q&A Discussion - Professor Steve Scott-Bottoms, The University of Manchester; Steve Maslen, JBA's Head of Environment; Final panelists TBC
16:55 - 17:00 - Wrap-up and Event Close
If you have any questions regarding the event or have any access requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is open to both internals and externals to The University of Manchester.
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