How might artistic and transformational aspirations and aims be aligned in practice?

The CreaTures laboratory aims to develop, test and illustrate a variety of aspects related to the transformational potential of creative practices by deploying a series of experimental productions (ExPs). The ExPs are set up as temporary co-creative spaces that can mobilise specific forms of artistic knowledge and provide safe collaborative environments for multi-stakeholder interaction to support transformation processes. The ExPs are embedded in different communities and urban contexts and are characterised by distinct approaches (from large immersive installations to small scale happenings). Nevertheless, they all share the common goal of supporting transformational action for socio-ecological sustainability.

Our ExPs produce rich data not only to compare the different creative practices mobilised but also to distill key methodological lessons that are further studied by the CreaTures observatory.

An overview of activities and events for each ExP is available in the ExPs Timeline.