Elisabeth Barratt Hacking, Department of Education, and Pete Walker, Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, lead this Beacon which aims to improve social and environmental justice, transform decision-making on environmental change and engender new practices of living well.
Aligned to the current Climate Action Framework implemented at the University of Bath, the Beacon explores how knowledge, values and skills can be harnessed to develop better (more ecological, biodiverse and ethically relational) environmental futures; what living well within environmental limits will look like, be like, feel like; and how government, industry, third sector, educational organisations and grass-roots communities can be encouraged and enabled to make the transitions required.
Amongst the research questions we will consider:
- what does it mean to live well within environmental limits?
- what do people consider living well to be?
- how will change be experienced and enacted by different groups with differing degrees of privilege?
- how will living well be experienced in different geopolitical spaces?
The Beacon seeks to develop ‘living well’ as a holistic conceptual framework for human and planetary wellbeing. This Beacon will adopt a Living Labs methodology to foster dialogue, engagement and action through interdisciplinary, intergenerational, community and cross stakeholder participation. This innovative way of researching aims to provoke new insights and solutions for living well now and by 2050. We welcome new members from the University of Bath community.