What are the specific qualities of transformational creative practices?
The CreaTures observatory identifies and investigates examples of existing and emerging initiatives that aim to produce transformational action through creative practice. We conduct systematic mapping, connecting, and analysis of their purpose, how they operate, and with whom/how/where they work. Our aim is to understand and evaluate the social and ecological impacts of their work. The observatory focuses on a wide range of creative initiatives, including the Experimental Productions (ExPs) developed within the Creatures laboratory.
In light of the current pandemic situation, the Observatory has been conducting a study of art and cultural organisations’ adaptation strategies. A working paper How are Environmentally Engaged Arts and Cultural Organisations responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic? summarizes preliminary outcomes.