We are deilghted to announce the following 3 Summer of Hope events that have been selected after an Open Call - all focus on driving the region, Wales and the world forward as we emerge into a more hopeful future.

Everything Change

Online between June 11th - 21st 2021

Everything Change, will be a series of interdisciplinary discussions, talks, and online events looking at the role of creativity, adaptive thinking and storytelling in overcoming arguably the largest challenge facing humanity; that of climate and ecological crises.  
  With speakers, practitioners, and artists in conversation from across the arts, the creative industries, the sciences, law, business, public policy, activism and education, Everything Change will be a unique forum for debate and exploration driven by some of the most urgent questions of our times. 

‘I think calling it climate change is rather limiting,  
I’d rather call it the everything  change’ - Margaret  Atwood 

Produced by Swansea University’s Cultural Institute and Taliesin Arts Centre, in partnership with Dhaka Lit Fest.

"Back In Place" - Assessing how our relationship with place has been altered by Covid and by our experiences of being once again together

September 16th & 17th 2021 (In person*)

This event will help drive a radical agenda focussed on how the places we live, work and visit shape and are shaped by our experiences and interactions. For the last year, the “places” where most people have sheltered have been digital – Zoom, Teams and the like – while the once bustling streets of our villages, towns and cities have become still and atrophied. As many in the world have experienced intense digital living whilst craving embodied, physical community, what are the insights and innovations that will lead to truly blended physical-digital places. To address this topic we need the collision of thinking across all disciplines from theology to geography; from computational science, social science to the arts. The University of Swansea’s MASI and the University of Lancaster Future Places Centre will give visibility to attract diverse and inclusive research and innovation excellence well beyond the two geographies these institutes are associated with.

*Subject to Govt. Regulations.

The Swansea Wellbeing Symposium 2021

The Swansea Wellbeing Symposium is a two-day postgraduate student-led event, dedicated to inspiring collaboration across disciplines to further wellbeing science. We aim to bring together researchers, PGR students, clinicians and the community to demonstrate the advantages of collaboration across academia, healthcare and the third sector. The symposium will present innovative, holistic and applied research on the topic of health and wellbeing, with optional wellbeing workshops for attendees.