The use of culture for transformational adaptation

This report summarizes the research and the learning in the use of culture for transformational adaptation undertaken by Creative Carbon Scotland as part of the Clyde Rebuilt project, Creative Carbon Scotland undertook into various ‘cultural’ elements of the work.

These were a unique facet of the project which spanned the whole process from beginning to end and included working on communications about adaptation to non-specialist audiences (see ‘Changing the language’), working with cultural organizations to widen the
range of voices and perspectives in the discussions about adaptation (see ‘Changing the voices’) and the application of cultural practices in business meetings, workshops and events with external partners (see ‘Changing our ways of working’ and ‘Changing our ways of thinking’).

Informal and organized learning and reflection took place throughout Clyde Rebuilt and towards the end of the project we undertook more formal research into these cultural elements. At the end of the nine-month period we convened a Learning Exchange event at which we presented the findings of the research to colleagues in the Clyde Rebuilt team and partners from EIT Climate-KIC and the Deep Demonstrations Resilient Region programme partners, Glasgow City Council and others who had attended or participated in workshops or events as part of the project.

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