New Dialogics is a joint project between the University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art. It combines expertise from the Adam Smith Business School at the UofG, the Business School at the University of Aberdeen and creative communication design students and staff at the GSA.

The research project proposes the development of a new type of accounting using an interdisciplinary approach. Organisations and businesses have large amounts of data they need to make sense of and present to a range of audiences. Dr de Aguiar and Ms Lynn Bradley have been exploring the role of social accounting in presenting this data. Through the GSA’s Sustainability group, they have teamed up with Communication Design students and staff to consider the issues and produce examples of how data can be presented in new ways.

The project team will be working with Glasgow City Council and other local authorities; through a series of workshops and project days to engage with the general public, GSA students, artists and other interested organisations to combine expertise and deliver innovative ways of presenting data to these audiences.

The project is divided in three different phases which are detailed in our Summary report

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4 thoughts on “Home

  1. Judy Wilkinson

    I was at the ‘Scotland’s organic future’ event at the Project cafe last night. Organic farming will reduce carbon emissions and we were discussing how to encourage organic consumers. I wonder if some visual display of the virtuous circles we are or could be engaged with aid understanding? My personal one is: growing produce from my allotment, collecting peelings etc, compost, return to the soil, growing. However I also purchase organic good for the rest of my diet and so could be part of a larger virtuous circle and connections…
    just a thought


  2. Paul A. Muprhy

    I attended the Broadening Engagement workshop for local authorities and found it informative and stimulating. Presenting issues concerning climate change and the environment in an arresting way I think is important in getting people engaged and the arts can make a substantial contribution to this. I hope to be able to do this in my own organisation.


  3. Frankie

    I was at the Dinner in the Dumpster at Glasgow Green and saw some of these materials. Really though provoking especially in terms of thinking about the carbon food print associated with food systems. Interesting work.


  4. Julie Robertson

    This exciting project introduces the concept of using creative arts for social accounting and generated a lot of interest and enthusiasm around the issue of climate change in Glasgow . This allowed effective engagement with a whole new audience. The output report provides useful tools for any organisation who wants to enhance engagement on challenging and complex issues.



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