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Sheffield Hallam University gathers city organizations to begin discussions on climate change
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Sheffield Hallam University gathers city organizations to begin discussions on climate change


Ark Sheffield was established by Sheffield Hallam UniversityDr Julia Udall, Dr Tom Payne, and Dr Alex De Little, both from Goldsmiths University, are lecturers. This is part of a larger project, Together in the City. Sheffield Theatres.

They are currently working with the Sheffield and District African and Caribbean Association, Blend Kitchen. FoodhallHeeley City Farm and Open Kitchen, design enterprise RESOLVE, to explore fears, frustrations, and to develop strategies and tactics to better live in uncertain futures.

Ark Sheffield invites people from all walks of the city to join him in a discussion about the climate crisis.

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The group invites schools and community groups to engage in a dialogue about climate change, and share images via social media with @ARK_Sheffield_.

A collaboratively-built ‘ark’, assembled with RESOLVE collective at SADACCA from materials which have been ‘found’, will travel through the city to the Crucible. The project will culminate with a performance at the theatre, featuring the voices from people across the city.

The community takeover of the theatre will include the performance. It will last for two days. The events are free and open to the public.

Dr Tom Payne, senior lecturer in Performance at Sheffield Hallam, said: “The flood means different things to different people. For some it has already happened, for others it’s happening now. We’re bringing people from across the city together to talk about how we can respond to the many challenges that we face.”

Dr Julia Udall, senior lecturer in Architecture at Sheffield Hallam, said: “We want to co-host conversations about climate that emerge from people’s experiences, and particular contexts, and in doing so perhaps shift the landscape of how climate is understood in the city, in ways that recognise our interdependencies and support shared thinking about collaborative survival.”

Ark Sheffield is supported and funded in part by Sheffield Theatres.

Rob Cotterell (Chairperson of SADACCA) said that this was an incredible project and an opportunity to be part in the discussion everyone should be having. Our diverse communities have many structural issues and institutional issues to deal with. Climate change is another major part of our journey. Having multi-generation conversations/groundings is our way forward.”


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