The Creative Climate Action Spark fund will fund 24 projects piloting new ideas for public engagement at a local, community level, or communities of practice. These projects will be completed by the end of 2024. BluePrint, a MaREI project at University College Cork, was one of the successful projects, congratulations to Lydia Cumiskey and Denise McCullagh for their work.
BluePrint facilitates an intergenerational art-infused co-creation process, capturing lived experiences and narratives in a flood-affected community in Derry, resulting in co-created engagement material(s) for wider dissemination/outreach, supporting local climate resilience. All-island two-way learning and exchange between Derry and Mayo, co-produces a ‘creative co-creation’ toolkit (documenting processes and methods with examples, resources and templates accessible digitally) targeting local governments working with flood-affected communities. BluePrint’s interdisciplinary and collaborative project team blends science, arts and governance involving University College Cork, The Playhouse, Derry City and Strabane District Council, and Mayo County Council, supported by collaborators the Climate Action Regional Office Atlantic Seaboard North and Northern Ireland Environment Link/ Climate Northern Ireland, contributing expertise, capacity and networks for wider impact.