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15 April 2021: Webinar: Design thinking for practice-based intervention: Co-producing the change points toolkit to unlock (un)sustainable practices

The SSCP KAN Working Group on Social Change Beyond Consumerism develops a transdisciplinary understanding of the spectrum of processes of social change that are undermining prevailing consumerist lifestyles and contributing to putative sustainability transformations, with a focus on how education and learning contribute to social change.

The Working Group organizes webinars, aiming at sharing perspectives and enriching the activities of group.

In this presentation, Browne and Hoolohan explored to develop connections between design thinking and social practice theories, presenting a toolkit intended to support the development of sustainability interventions and policies capable of encouraging sustainable practices. The toolkit offers an accessible resource to support the design of initiatives that could disrupt resource intensive practices and support the emergence and normalisation of less resource intensive alternatives, towards social change.


Alison Browne: Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Manchester

Claire Hoolohan: Research Fellow, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, University of Manchester, member of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation (CAST)