Abstract metal honeycomb The ‘System Change HIVE’ is a unique creative arts collaboration that brings together artists, communicators, researchers and mentors to explore, challenge, imagine and help create zero-carbon and socially just visions of the future through the use of art, Virtual Reality (VR) and communication.  

An Arts Council funded project, Prof. Julie Doyle, Director of the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics, is involved in delivering the HIVE, which is a research collaboration between Swarm Dynamics, the School of Media at the University of Brighton, and the ESRC STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre, supported by Digital Catapult Brighton, Wired Sussex and ONCA.

Prof. Julie Doyle says, “I am very excited to be part of this unique collaborative project that uses art to explore and communicate deep systemic change necessary for the creation of zero-carbon economies and socially just societies. Interdisciplinarity, collaboration and communication are key factors in achieving this’.

Participating artists and communicators are comprised of young emerging artists in the south east, and undergraduate and postgraduate students from the digital media, sound arts, media and communication courses in the School of Media, University of Brighton. The project will culminate in a touring exhibition to help communicate system change to mainstream auidences.

The project begins in February 2019. Follow the project on twitter @Futures_HIVE and via the System Change HIVE website.

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