Our System Change HIVE is a creative engine room to explore and communicate brighter, zero carbon futures through art. Check it out at: https://systemchangehive.org
Our flagship project for 2019, the HIVE was an innovative collaboration between Swarm Dynamics, experts in sustainable development and systems change at STEPS Centre, Brighton University School of Media and the VR lab at Wired Sussex. 14 emerging artists and communicators participated in a participatory learning and creation experiment we co-designed with experts and artist mentors, for arts based enquiry to explore and translate complex issues about solutions into art driven communications to audiences.
A highlight of the project was a creative collaboration with the Virtual Reality lab at Wired Sussex (part of Digital Catapult) resulting in an immersive VR experience as one part of the creative outputs. We were proud to work with experts in sustainability transformations from ESRC STEPS Centre, Professor Julie Doyle (communications, arts) from School of Media at Brighton University, and Digital Catapult Resident Wired Sussex (VR technologist Andy Baker) who all helped make the project a success. We are grateful for grant support from Arts Council England and the Chalk Cliff Trust. Read the press release here or see photos from the exhibition at www.systemchangehive.org
After a successful launch at Brighton Digital Festival in late 2019, we are now in the touring phase for the informative exhibition – Hidden Paths. Featuring visual art, a short film, the Virtual Reality simulation, soundart and writing, Hidden Paths has already been shown at Change Fest Warwick Arts Centre. UPDATE: The rest of the tour currently on hold due to COVID-19.