How is ARTISTICC's work structured

ARTISTICC's work plan is structured around 7 tasks.

TASK 1 focuses on the conceptual, theoretical, methodological and analytical developments associated with ARTISTICC's transdisciplinary framework.

TASK 2, aims at analyzing how current knowledge in terms of climate change, coastal ecological and coastal hydrological impacts can be mobilized “as is available” in order to engage into local foresight exercises within coastal communities. It relies on a natural science led meta-analysis combined with a local participatory analysis of the “window on the future” that natural sciences open for coastal communities, its salience, credibility and legitimacy . These analyses will then be fed into the framework defined in the course of Task 1.

TASK 3, which is grounded in the social sciences and economics, will explore adaptation as a process that coastal communities are facing as we speak. For each field setting current adaptation will be identified with the coastal communities’ under scrutiny, the analytical focus will be on the evolution, or lack thereof, of local institutions in the face externally forced changes. Then the observed dynamics of adaptation will be fed as data into the framework developed within Task 1.

TASK 4 is grounded in the humanities. Its purpose is to identify within each community under scrutiny a past adaptation to externally-forced environmental change and the role that memories of change may have on current and future adaptations. These dynamics will be documented in order to create corpuses that will be analyzed using with the framework developed within Task 1.

TASK 5 will consist of the cultural mediation of the results obtained by analyzing the results of tasks 2, 3 and 4 through the framework developed in task 1. Depending on local specificities, a local artist or craftsperson will translate the results into local meaningful artwork (through storytelling, playwriting, photo, local crafts, video).

TASK 5 will thus work at bridging the gaps between Nature and Culture, between Scientific Knowledge and Local Actions.

Within TASK 6, ARTISTICC will work in all its partner countries and study sites with public policymakers and nongovernmental organization members, to whom we will propose an online participative process based on an initial exposure to the project’s results. This participatory process will lead to the co-construction of robust, scientifically justified, community centred, culturally coherent, policy briefs on adaptation to climate change in coastal areas. What is more important in scientific terms is that this process will be documented and the performative values of the various activities conducted will be assessed.

TASK 7 will be focused on project management and impact, communication and engagement processes.