What we mean when we talk about change

An artistic exploration of ways to communicate and connect around climate change.

A person wearing glasses and smiling at the camera
Dodgems: from side to side … Amy Murray, 3rd year in performance in BSL and English, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the film, What we mean when we talk about change.

We are at a time of climate emergency when clear communication has never been more critical and in an age where language seems to be used as armour, to protect or exclude or impress. How can we accurately and scientifically describe the crisis facing our world whilst ensuring our messages are accessible, understandable, and practical?

Artists from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have produced a film exploring the language around climate change and how key messages – constructed in English and delivered from podiums – are failing to engage the deaf community.

This online event will premiere the film, followed by a discussion with members of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s creative team in conversation with Fellows of the RSE as they share their reflections and highlight the findings of a week-long exploration of the language used to communicate climate change.

Watch the event

In partnership with
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Thursday December 2nd, 2021 13:00-14:00