ReDesign Project

This project aims to bring art and science together to create a new language and a deeper emotional understanding of how future climate change is effecting our lives and local community. It aims to engage a wider audience through the use of visual, dramatic and creative mediums. 


The aim of the art focussed Studio element is to develop new ways of engaging with people’s emotional understanding of climate change.  It will focus on exploring a range of art-based projects that will engage with a wider audience using visual, dramatic and creative mediums.  

The project will work across the age spectrum from young people, families and the older generation.  It will develop innovative new ways of exploring peoples understanding and subsequent capacity for adopting low carbon behaviours. 

The project will initially involve a series of ReDesign workshops with primary and secondary schools (Bright Ideas challenge). The aim of the workshops is to create a futuristic scenario where fuel for energy and transport becomes scarce, and young people from across the country have been asked to contribute ideas as to how we can redesign the way we live to reduce our energy consumption. 

We hope to explore and develop young peoples imagination to be thinking about how we can design and live in a low energy/carbon future. 

We will be running a series of public workshops later in the year for a wider audience, culminating in an exhibition at the Peebles Museum early in the new year.  Keep an eye on our website for updates on dates and times. 


See the gallery below showcasing a Future Creative Design Workshop run in partnership with the Social Enterprise Chamber.  The exercise explored how, through a some innovative creative design tools, we can develop new ways of framing the language we use to describe the third sectors response to future climate challenges.

Mandy Durkin 


Mandy runs Red Button Drama Arts which runs creative community projects for all ages and abilities.


She will be taking part in the StudioLab workshops which ask 'How can we redesign machines in our homes for the future?' She will then create a final piece of art work inspired by the young people's ideas. 

"I am delighted to be involved in the StudioLab project. The workshops have been great fun, exploring innovative ideas and encouraging young people to think about their future. The final piece will be inspired by the energy, diversity and creativity of these ideas."

Mandy Durkin