VIDEO: Will industrial decarbonisation produce resilient communities? – Understanding risk



Karen Henwood
Nick Pidgeon
Harriet Smith

Cardiff University

This animation exhibit explains how deliberative workshops were conducted in South Wales, the second biggest industrial and power carbon emitting region in the UK. The workshops were carried out in 2022 at Port Talbot and Pembroke Dock, sites identified for new technological energy infrastructures. The research is of interest to industrialists, policy makers and academics working on the decarbonisation of industry. The animation explains how researchers developed tools using maps and photographs to situate industrial visions in Place understood as ‘Infrastructural Ecologies’. This research brings together the experience of the material fabric of industrial spaces with social aspects of everyday life, showing that attending to how stakeholder visions are received by local people supports broader aims of co-producing pathways to change. The animation was made by artist Efa Blosse-Mason in response to the researchers’ script.

This project was funded by IDRIC (under EPSRC award number: EP/V027050/1). The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of IDRIC. Neither IDRIC nor EPSRC can be held responsible for them.