CreaTures: Creative Practices for Transformational Futures

Sniffer is a partner in CreaTures: Creative Practices for Transformational Futures, a transdisciplinary project that will identify how the arts can address climate change and its effects through identifying existing, often hidden transformational, creative practices.

CreaTures is a three-year EU H2020 Transformations project (2020 - 2022) bringing together 11 European partners including universities and research centres, NGOs and creative art and design organisations. Led by Aalto University in Finland, the CreaTures project brings together academics and practitioners from RMIT EuropeUniversity of Sussex, Utrecht University, OKFI and Sniffer as well as creative art and design practitioners – SuperfluxHellonFurtherfieldKersnikovaZEMOS98

In the face of overlapping crises and uncertainty, Sniffer is working with creative practitioners from around Europe and beyond to bring together diverse arts practices that share the intention to support transformation towards sustainability. The project ultimately aims to produce a transdisciplinary, evidence-based, and practical framework that highlights the strengths of and opportunities for the arts to contribute to addressing climate change.

CreaTures draws on pilot research that shows how collaboration, reflection and direct engagement are key to changing the public’s orientation to environment issues. It identifies and evaluates the design of significant aspects, as well as the impact of different contexts, through three interrelated components:

  • An Observatory: identifying and mapping existing, fragmented and often hidden transformational creative practices
  • A Laboratory: supporting new experimentation and direct engagement with diverse stakeholders — including the members of the public — by mounting several different scales and types of arts production
  • An Evaluation: testing new and existing creative practices in a systematic and concerted way for their impact.

Together and separately, all consortium members have been working across the inter- related domains of care, ecological and social sustainability particularly in urban contexts, and using creative, participatory methods for transformation at scale, ranging from interaction to strategic design. This provides the momentum for CreaTures.

For more information, please contact:

Iryna Zamuruieva, [email protected]

 CreaTures (Creative Practices for Transformational Futures) project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870759.