This research seeks to understand older and younger people’s climate change perceptions, imaginaries and behaviours in place, in order to create environments for ageing that offer greater health and wellbeing benefits, while contributing to more sustainable futures.

The project

OPTIC, stands for ‘understanding Older and younger people’s PerspecTives and Imaginaries of Climate change: emplaced creativity to improve environments for healthy ageing’.

Our objectives

We want to understand older and younger people’s views about climate change. The findings will be used to create guidelines for managing places to support health and wellbeing.

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The project is funded by UK Research and Innovation.

📢 Exciting news! The first issue of @JnlGlobalAgeing is live. Our aims is to advance our understanding of ageing worldwide. 🌍 Join us to share new ideas, findings & perspectives from around the world. Papers free to access until end of July!! https://bristoluniversitypressdigital.com/view/journals/joga/joga-overview.xml?tab_body=latest-issue

Amazing project to have been involved with led by @MerrynThomas with @kopetatxuri @carolmaddock3 @aledsingleton @lonelyDeborah @TaviMurray We created a comic on climate change through intergen activities with old & young people, wonderfully interpreted & illustrated by @_auralab

Finally the Climate Comic is on my website – I LOVED this project! Read more about the collaborative process and how it all turned out: https://www.laurasorvala.com/projects/the-climate-comic

A workshop on visual methods for the @swanseageog Qualitative Research MSc module is happening now. @MerrynThomas is using some of the work developed through OPTIC

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