DescriptionClimascores is a programme of workshops designed and organised by ESALA Climate Action, and co-funded by ESALA and by a University of Edinburgh Student Experience Grant. The project’s core objective is to increase awareness of the social and ecological cost of materials by promoting reuse, repurposing and rehabilitation strategies to reduce waste—understanding that what constitutes a material always depends on regimes of attention and care, on situated knowledges, and on contingent opportunities.
Transforming locally produced waste into valuable outputs, the workshops provide an opportunity to take action, to foster a community of makers and thinkers, and to build a collective knowledge bank.
Each workshop will develop sets of climascores—climate-related recipes for material revaluing and community making.
Climascore 2 will curate the repurposing of 120 reclaimed pipes, which were previously used by the University to prop up health and safety signage during the covid pandemic, and would otherwise be discarded. Over the course of one day, students will design several structures, and then build them at 1:1 scale in the Adam House studio. The workshop will be facilitated by Derek McDonald, Simone Ferracina and Laura Harty (ESALA) with Marcelo Dias (School of Engineering).
|27 May 2022
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Project: University Awarded Project Funding