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Welcome to the Stories of Change: Future Works site

Future Works is part of the Stories of Change AHRC funded research project. It is based in the English Midlands and is sparked by widespread concern about the future of energy, work and making in a region that has good claim to being the hearth of industrial manufacturing. It will gather communities together at a series of factory sites to develop accounts of past, present and future energy system changes as they affect the workplace. The project explores changing relations with energy in the context of UK cross-party commitments to the reduction of carbon emissions that promise to have huge impacts on industry. We will be working with communities across the region to develop energy stories (past accounts, present experiences and future projections) at the sites of industry: from the ‘first factory’- via a ‘present factory’, to the ‘future factory’.

Portland Works photo: Renata Tyszczuk

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