Policymakers creating models and telling stories

Policymakers and practitioners attending a high-level EU resilience conference found themselves making 3-D models of their disaster experiences in the ‘Flood Suitcase’ workshop run by CUIDAR members from Lancaster University. Alison Lloyd Williams and Maggie Mort introduced innovative methods used at Lancaster to explore children’s experiences of disaster at the EDUCEN Conference, March 2017 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands.




Professor Mort said: ‘it was fascinating to see how tactile and 3-D approaches can be used with adults who are unused to articulating experience through non-verbal methods’. The workshop included a task to sensitise policymakers and practitioners to the needs and perspectives of disaster-affected children living in Europe.