Public CoLab 2020

In 2020 Public CoLab created a series of place-based climate crisis narratives for Belfast based on the facts of science as we know them now. It will be led by Dr. Nuala Flood and Don Duncan (Lecturer in Broadcast Production). Ten sub-themes were investigated in ten different locations in conversation with ten external collaborators including Climate NI, Sustainable NI, the Northern Ireland Commission for Human Rights, Belfast City Council’s Chief Resilience Officer, Dr. Lucy McCarthy (QUB expert in sustainable supply chains/food production) and Dr. Qiyao Han (QUB expert in urban forest migration). In addition, Public CoLab is expanded to include master’s students in Broadcast Production, who brought specific skills in narrative collection and shaping to the table. Together, the participating Architecture and Broadcast Production students collectively investigated how climate change has influenced and will influence the development of the built environment in Belfast city and its hinterland. The results of this exciting collaboration can be viewed here.