New National Trust exhibition featuring SCI research

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Entitled Gathering Downstream, the exhibition launches a programme of activity, called Unintended Consequences that will encourage visitors to consider what everyone can do to create a more sustainable future. 

The programme will launch with a specially commissioned exhibition by artist Jen Southern, in partnership with FutureEverything, entitled Gathering Downstream. The artwork, created with the help of machine learning technology, takes the form of five films that are embedded in a river-like installation inside Quarry Bank’s historic cotton mill. Each short film focuses on a different aspect of Quarry Bank’s landscape and its relationship to water, inspired by the River Bollin that lies at the heart of the estate and which brought Samuel Greg (1759-1834) and his cotton mill to Quarry Bank in 1784. 

This project has been underpinned by new academic research from the School of Environment, Education and Development at University of Manchester and was funded by the Sustainable Consumption Institute. The work was developed in three related research projects funded by the Sustainable Consumption Institute, running from Nov. 2008 – May 2010. They were related to sustainability skills in the workplace. It was during this research that the accessible training about sustainability as a positive vision for the future became known as the RoundView