For the current edition of Leeds Creative Labs, we've matched researchers from the Priestley International Centre for Climate and the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures with creative digital professionals. 

Launching on 17 May, the four teams will collaborate over a six-week period to spend time together to talk and explore ideas from their professional practices. The project will end with a showcase event on 28 June. 


  • Graham Huggan (Professor of English), Roger Norum (Project Manager, Environmental Humanities ITN), David Higgins, Jeremy Davies and Pippa Marland (School of English) matched with Suzie Cross (Creative Producer).
  • Katy Roelich (Associate Professor, Earth and Environment and Civil Engineering) matched with Chloe and Abigail Baldwin (Buttercrumble).
  • James Ford (School of Earth and Environment), Suraje Dessai (Professor of Climate Change), Lea Berrang-Ford, Jason Lowe and Jan Minx (Chairs, Priestley International Centre) matched with Elisabeth de Bezenac (Architect, Photographer, Visual Artist and Documentarian).
  • Cat Scott (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Earth & Environment and Leeds, Ecosystem, Atmosphere & Forest centre) and Scott McLaughlin (Lecturer in Composition and Music Technology) matched with Ruth Parker and Matt Bateman (Flat-e).

Key dates

  • 17 May 2018: Launch event
  • 17 May – 28 June 2018: Leeds Creative Lab: Climate Edition collaboration period
  • 28 June 2018: Showcase event


The period of collaboration will come to a close with an open event at Platform on 28 June 2018. This event would be of interest to anyone curious about how academia and the creative industries can challenge and inspire each other. There will be an opportunity for discussion and networking, fuelled by refreshments and ending with lunch. 

For further information about Leeds Creative Labs, please email