The Rough Planet Guide to Zero-Carbon Skåne: exploring decarbonised futures
Join us for the official launch of a virtual guidebook to Skåne as it might be three decades from now! We’ll show you around this fictional future, tell you how we made it, and explain why we believe telling stories about climate adaptation can help us achieve it.
The year is 2050, and Sweden has met the net-zero pledges it made more than three decades previously. As such, Skåne has changed, and is still changing—but what does that look like, from a “ground level” perspective? How do residents and visitors get around? What do they eat? What do they do for fun, or for a living? The Rough Planet Guide to Zero-Carbon Skåne is an attempt to answer these questions, and to open space for a discussion about the future(s) we want to build.
This event will start with a little bit of time-travel: join us in 2050 for an introduction from the guide’s editorial team, and a closer look at some of their favourite locations and stories!
Returning to the present day, we will explain how we created the guide, and where we found inspiration for this approach. Finally, we will discuss why we have come to believe that telling stories about life in a climate changed future is an important part of the process of adapting the ways in which we live, in Skåne and beyond. There will be time for questions from the audience, too.
This event, and the Rough Planet Guide project, are outputs from the Climaginaries research network (climaginaries.org). The following researchers will be presenting and explaining the work:
- Johannes Stripple (Dept. Political Science, LU)
- Eléonore Fauré (Dept. Political Science, LU)
- Paul Graham Raven (School of Art & Comms, Malmö U)
The event will be in English, but we can accommodate questions in Swedish! The presentation and discussion will be pitched at an adult level, but all ages are welcome.
This event is part of Sustainability Week 2023, an annual event organised in collaboration between Lund University and Lund Municipality. This year, over 60 lectures, guided tours, exhibitions, and more are arranged.
For more information about the programme, visit hallbarhet.lu.se
Botulfshörnan in Stadshallen, Stortorget 9, Lund
paul [at] paulgrahamraven [dot] com