CreaTures Co-Laboratory Catalogue

Markéta Dolejšová* (Editor)

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The CreaTures Co-Laboratory Catalogue offers an
overview of experiences, insights and outcomes that
emerged from 20 experimental artistic productions
developed within the CreaTures (Creative Practices for
Transformational Futures) research project. CreaTures
was a three-year (2020 - 2022) EU-funded project
that investigated the role of creative practices in
promoting shifts towards socially and environmentally
sustainable futures. The project started from the basis
that transformations towards more sustainable and
regenerative ways of life are urgently needed in order
to curb the worst impacts of the ongoing climate
breakdown. Sustainability transformations require
changes in both social and ecological systems – there
is no ecological without social because the impact of
human activity affects all other life and possibility for
life on the planet. Similarly, there is no social without
the ecological given our material dependence upon
healthy, living ecologies. To signal the interlinked
concern for ecological and social relations, CreaTures
uses the term ‘eco-social change’.

Recognising that a major role in fostering positive
eco-social change is played by the cultural sector,
CreaTures brought together creative practitioners
from art, design and related cultural fields to
collaborate with a team of researchers. Together
they examined how different creative practices
contribute to sustainability transformations.
Central to this collaboration were 20 experimental
productions (ExPs) developed within the CreaTures
Laboratory. These were experienced, observed and
evaluated for their transformational impacts jointly
by CreaTures artists and researchers. Drawing on
insights emerging from the ExPs, the CreaTures
project investigated how to make the richness and
vital importance of transformational creative practices
more visible to policy makers, funders and other
powerful decision makers.

Authors: Dolejšová, Markéta; Sáez Agurto, Francisca; Beavers, Isabel; Altarriba Bertran, Ferran; Botero, Andrea; Buschmann, Josefina; Camino, Daniela; Chewie; Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong; Davis, Hilary; Feeding Food Futures; Furtherfield; Van Galen, Sjef; Gobnjak; Hanafi, Amira; Heitlinger, Sara; Hellon; Howse, Martin; Kersnikova; Knopp, Taro; L'Huillier, Nicole; Light, Ann; Lohmann, Julia; Magic, Mary; Miller, Martyna; Mitro, Michal; Mujica, Poli; Open Forest Collective; Patterson, Andrew Gryf; Pokrywka, Agnieszka; Graham Raven, Paul; Rudd, Genevieve; Schubert, Theresa; Smrekar, Maja; Superflux; Šutić, Gjino; Jain, Anab; Thornton, Cassie; Wallis, Lita; Wilde, Danielle; ZEMOS98.

Illustrator: Savannah Vize
Editorial support: Richard Lane
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages167
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023
MoE publication typeD5 Text book, professional manual or guide or a dictionary


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