Intergenerational Climate Dialogue
As we witness the profound impact of climate change on our world, it has become increasingly crucial to create spaces that transcend generations.
In this project, the older generation living in the UK share childhood stories reflecting on the symbols they lived by and experienced, ancient customs and traditions, and their connection to nature and the environment.
Connections With Nature
Connections is a space for recounting stories about the past—stories that shed light on the world as it once was and how people used to thrive.
Connections is a space for intergenerational climate approaches, employing the art of storytelling. By delving into the narratives of past childhood, the older generation lays the groundwork for fostering dialogues between generations and cultivating innovative responses to the urgent climate crisis.
Our ultimate objective is to transform hopelessness into action by harnessing the formidable power of storytelling.
Although children may not recognise how the older generation lived, these stories give an insight into the past and the present.
These stories of growing up serve to create a sense of familiarity, safety and curiosity for the younger generation and build connections to the environment.
Featured Story: Maleng
The heartwarming tale of "Maleng," follows the remarkable story of a young boy named Topha and his cherished wire car, Maleng, as he recounts the captivating adventure of its theft and the determined quest to reclaim it.
Imagine it ... Build it!
This captivating story has captured the hearts of kids and parents alike, creating workshops dedicated to building wire cars of various makes. The wire car-making workshops foster creativity and sustainability, enabling participants to reimagine their Maleng-like vehicles using recycled materials.
Maleng Cruise Club
But the story doesn't end there. Through the wire car cruises in parks, children and parents embark on shared adventures, discovering the wonders of nature together. As a result, the wire car journeys have become a powerful means of connecting generations, deepening family bonds, and cultivating a love for the outdoors.
A Journey of Connection
"Maleng: A Journey of Connection" is a heartwarming narrative that rekindles the spirit of childhood wonder and fosters environmental consciousness. Join this extraordinary journey and experience the transformative power of a humble wire car, reminding us of the lasting connections we can forge with nature and our loved ones.
Did you know that the items used to build Maleng and wire cars are recycled and reused materials?
Transform plastic bottles into accessories, use old hangers as wire, and use bottle tops for your headlights. Reuse anything!