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October 28, 2015 - November 20, 2015


Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing society. As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, and in the run up to the December UN Climate Conference, the SeaChange project draws on social science research in the Understanding Risk Group at Cardiff University to explore visualisations of this important issue. Fusing art and science, an interactive exhibition at The Gate Arts and Community Centre uses images and interviews to explore representations of sea-level change on the Severn Estuary. An open evening and a special SeaChange themed Philosophy Café will be held on Wednesday 11th November, where participants will be invited to explore issues drawn from the exhibition. A presentation from the project team will be followed by small-group discussions, exploring issues such as impacts affecting us here and now versus far away and in the future.

Exhibition 28th October to 20th November
Open evening and Philosophy Café Weds 11th November


About the ESRC Festival of Social Science
The 13th annual Festival of Social Science takes place from 7-14 November 2015 with over 200 free events nationwide. Run by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Festival provides an opportunity for anyone to meet with some of the country’s leading social scientists and discover, discuss and debate the role that research plays in everyday life. With a whole range of creative and engaging events there’s something for everyone including businesses, charities, schools and government agencies. A full programme is available at You can also join the discussion on Twitter using #esrcfestival.

What will the audience gain from the event?

Climate change is a critical concern for societies worldwide – yet paradoxically we rarely take the time to think through or talk about the issues it raises. We hope that the audience will be able to reflect on what climate change means for themselves and their communities in new and imaginative ways. They will encounter the perspectives of those living in places that are vulnerable to sea-level rise, and will be able to contribute their own thoughts and reactions as part of an informal, friendly and lively public forum.



October 28, 2015
November 20, 2015
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Dr. Merryn Thomas


The Gate Arts and Community Centre
Keppoch Street, Roath
Cardiff, CF24 3JW United Kingdom
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