We are piloting novel ways to use arts and virtual reality to engage communities and grass roots civil society groups on place based application of system change ideas. Our Croydon System Change Project, brings together over 12 representatives and leaders of local civil society and grass roots action groups in Croydon. This diverse set, reaching across climate action, sustainable living, racial justice, homeless and social justice issues is interacting with an artist in residence we are managing at Turf Projects in a High Street venue in Croydon. After a series of deliberative workshops debating for the first time what system change means for them, taking inspiration from our case study research and expertise in system change, our artist in residence, Meitao Qu, will create an inspiring immersive experience to archive and communicate the key insights, struggles, and ideas for transformative change. This will be exhibited at Museum of Croydon late in 2023, timed for Borough of Culture. We are grateful to Arts CouncilEngland for supporting this exciting and replicable work.
Visit the project website: http://croydonsystemchange.org/