Narratives and Climate Change

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    Description

    This interdisciplinary international network project brings together scholars from literary studies, environmental studies and psychology, to explore the following question: 'How does narrative fiction function as an integrating discourse in constructing and shaping (collective) imaginations of a safe future city?'

    The goal of the international, two-day workshop in June 2020, was to further constitute a unique collaboration between these three research fields in which the representation of the future city and climate change is studied in diverse ways, yet all with a specific focus on the role of narratives in constructing (collective) imaginations of a safe future city.

    The kick-off of the project took place in October 2019 and the following concepts were discussed with the projectteam: Literature as integrating discourse / Geological versus human scales in narratives / Productive fiction / Lived Experience / Scenarios of the Future / Eco-anxiety / Climate Risk Related Affect and Risk Likelihood Estimations
    Period1 Sep 20191 Jul 2020
    Event typeWorkshop
    LocationUtrecht, Netherlands
    Degree of RecognitionInternational