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Conferences, Presentations and Symposia

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Royal Geographic Society Aug 2022

- Climate Change Engage 

Placemaking Forum Mannaheim, Oct, 2021

Art in Defence of Nature Sept 2021 - 37:19min - 1:04min

14th Design Principals Conference, March 2021

Design Principles New Agendas for Design: Principles of Scale, Practices of Inclusion, March 2023

Ms Rebecca White - Climate Change Engage 

Design Principles New Agendas for Design: Principles of Scale, Practices of Inclusion, March 2023

Dr Anita McKeown - Muinín CATALYST Sustainable STEAM

Arts Council of Malta, The State of the Arts, Oct 2022

Dr Anita McKeown, Panelist: Arts and Sustainable Development 

Royal Geographic Society 2022  - Dr Anita McKeown, Aug 2022

Climate Change Engage - STEAM educational approach to Climate Change and adaptation

Equaals, International Conference, Venice, 28 – 30 April 2022

Ms Rebecca White STEAM 4 Sustainability - Problem 2 Pitch
Creative Practice Research Academy at University of Central Lancaster - Keynote, March 2022

Dr Anita McKeown Post-graduate symposium - Arts and Communities 

The Institute of Place Management - Learning and Unlearning Placemaking: uncovering educational placemaking practice - A Routledge Handbook of Placemaking event hosted by IPM Oct 2021

In one of the last Routledge Handbook of Placemaking events of the year, IPM hosts a conversation between placemaking educators and Section Editors of the Handbook. This up and coming session will cover the often-hidden placemaking practice of its teaching and learning, in conversation with students of place.

Art in Defence of Nature - Sept 2021

Community talk series ‘Art in Defence of Nature’ delivered as part of the ‘Our Planet, Your Biosphere’ event series 2021 supported by the Creative Ireland Kerry Programme and Kerry County Council Arts.

The Swiss Academy's International Transdisciplinary Conference Sept 2021

Dr Anita McKeown and Ms Rebecca White, presented the CDR place-based STEAM approach at a workshop at The Swiss Academy's International Transdisciplinary Conference 2021 - Creating spaces and cultivating mindsets for learning and experimentation

Royal Geographic Society Sept 2021

Dr Anita McKeown, Ms Rebecca White and Ms Eleanor Turner, presented x3 papers linked to the work packages of CoDesRes and the overarching project

Conference of Irish Geographers May 2021

Dr Anita McKeown presented CoDesRes: Mapping a New Trajectory: Using the permaCultural resilience mapping tools to re-imagine purpose at the

DOHA Teaching and Learning Forum Nov 2020

Dr Anita McKeown and Ms Rebecca White, presented from Stem to STEAM: Problem Finding in the 21st Century

The Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE) April 2021

Dr Anita McKeown and Ms Rebecca White, Muinín Catalyst - Future Proofing 21st Century Teaching and Learning

SMARTlab PhD SEMINAR June 2020

CoDesRes WP3 lead, Eleanor Turner will be presenting her  PhD research updates and a poster  at the SMARTlab PhD seminar

 The 15th International conference on Arts in Society, NUIG, June, 2020

Dr Anita McKeown presenting on CoDesRes methodology and baseline for community toolkits within Advocacy in Design: Engagement Commitment and Action. 

The 14th International conference on Design Practices and Principles, Pratt Institute of Design Mar. 2020 

Dr Anita McKeown presenting on CoDesRes methodology and baseline for community toolkits within Advocacy in Design: Engagement Commitment and Action. 

Outside the Box - Public Art Forum, British Council Qatar Feb. 2020

Dr Anita McKeown invited to speak on a panel as part of a 2-day Forum initiating conversation about art in the public realm and its role in mediating dialogue and changing perceptions of place. Commissioned by the British Council, in partnership with Qatar Museums and Qatar Foundation.

ELT Ireland Annual Conference, Feb. 2020

WP Lead Rebecca White, spoke at the ELT Ireland Annual Conference in February on ultising place in the ELT curriculum.

Soil Science Society of Ireland, Nov 2019 

Dr. Anita McKeown invited as Keynote, as part of the celebrations World Soil Day the Soil Science Society of Ireland will be hosting Ireland's inaugural soil festival. It will explore soil in our societies, culture and exhibit art and science it has inspired. 

UCD Sustainable Development Goal Research Seminar SDG 14, Nov 2019 

Anita McKeown, UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering – SDG 14 Co-design project with fishing communities, Kerry, Cork, Donegal and Galway reducing and reusing marine waste  Chair: Tasman Crowe, director, UCD Earth Institute

IRC Creative Connections workshop, UCC Oct. 2019 

Invited to Irish Research Council 2 day workshop for artists/scholars/educators on peatlands and STEAM Curriculum 

Iveragh Learning Landscapes Symposium Oct, 2019

Iveragh Learning Landscapes 2019, Dr. Anita McKeown invited as Keynote speaker and launch the toolkit the team have been working on. In honour of ILL chose the theme for the weekend to be the SDG's, think global, act local, and as part of the opening night with an opening panel discussion to showcase locally based research.

Earth Institute, UCD Sept 2019

Dr. Anita McKeown invited as part of her new membership of the Earth Institute, UCD to present the work of CoDesRes

European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA), Sept 2019

WP2 Lead Lucy Hunt accepted at EMSEA to present a paper and poster on her work with CoDesRes and the eCoeean Literacy Module and her work developing the Volvo Ocean Race curriculum 6 - 12 years.

Geography Society of Ireland, GeoWeek, Nov 2018

CoDesRes Prinicpal Investigator, presented at the 1 day conference on the Sustainable Development Goals. Other speakers included Irene Cadogan, PRO of the GSI, Joe Gallagher, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment,Kevin McCormack, Central Statistics Office, Elaine Nevin, Director of EcoUnesco, Tony Murphy Ordinance Survey, Ireland, Prof. Enda Murphy, UCD and Paul Hickey, Breadboard Labs


CoDesRes WP3 lead, Eleanor Turner will be presenting her PhD project Community Engagement and Coastal Biodiversity Management at the SMARTlab PhD seminar

Iveragh Learning Landscapes Symposium  Oct 2018

Iveragh Learning Landscapes is a weekend of talks, walks and workshops encompassing local natural and built heritage, outdoor education, land stewardship and well-being. 


CoDesRes WP2 lead, Lucy Hunt will be attending and presenting at the last of Circular Ocean’s public events that will take place from 9:00am on Tuesday, September 4th in Cork, Ireland, hosted by Cork County Council Initiative and Irish project partners “Macroom E”.


The CoDesRes team will be taking part in the Royal Geographic Society conference, Cardiff University at the end of August to present the first six months of the project. We've convened a special panel and are pleased to announce Dr Cara Courage, head of Tate Exchange, as our discussant. 

The Big Meet APR 2018

Dr. Anita McKeown presented the pCr methodology and introduced the CoDesRes project at the Big Meet 8, Artists and the Arts in Place-Making“, organised by the Arts & Place Working Group, took place in Jeffrey Hall, UCL on the 18 April 2018.

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