Climate Change and Poverty: Immersive photo-sound exhibition and panel

This event, funded through an ESRC grant, consists in an immersive photography and sound exhibition about climate change, water security and poverty in rural Ethiopia, and will be followed by a panel discussion with academic and practitioner experts.

A photography and surround sound exhibition about climate change and water in rural Ethiopia followed by a panel discussion.

This event is a unique opportunity to bring together researchers and practitioners to engage in a critical discussion about climate change and global inequalities. We will talk about climate impacts, adaptation, and solutions, including how we can better communicate the science to raise awareness and encourage change.

Panelists include:

  • Zainab Aliyu, University of Reading
  • Lydia Messling, University of Reading
  • Dr Lisa Schipper, Overseas Development Institute and Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
  • Oxfam (TBC)

Chair: Dr Catherine Grasham, University of Oxford

Photographer: Alice Chautard, University of Oxford

Sound designer: Nicholas O’Brien, Upcycled Sounds

Tickets are free but to give us an idea of the number of attendees, please register here.


This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, and was funded through an ESRC grant.

The REACH programme is a seven-year DFID funded programme led by the University of Oxford to improve water security for the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

The event will take place at Fusion Arts, an Oxford-based arts, equality and education charity, aimed at connecting artists with communities, and inspiring hundreds of bespoke creative projects.

For any questions please email

Event date: November 5, 2019

End date: November 5, 2019

Location: Fusion Arts, 44B Prince Street, Oxford

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