Young People and Smart Local Energy Systems: An ‘Evaluative Performance’ experiment

Charlie Ingram (Director)

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchPerformance


n the energy 4.0 agenda, where smart energy systems are being investigated in order to improve both the flexibility and efficiency of the energy industry, young people’s opinions have been overlooked, until now.
In this short theatre performance research event, we invite interested academics, policymakers, and other industry professionals to experience an experimental sharing of young people’s views towards Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES), Data Ethics and AI (Artificial Intelligence), through the medium of ‘Evaluative Performance’. ‘Evaluative Performance’ is a novel method of presenting seldom heard voices in a live theatre performance, rather than via traditional methods such as written reports. In this style of theatre performance, actors wear headphones through which they hear participants voices, they then repeat those voices as immediately and exactly as possible. This allows audience members to hear authentic, yet anonymous opinions and experiences.

If you are interested in experiencing data in a new and interesting way, then join us.
The performance will be followed by a short post-show discussion with the audience, where you will be asked to contribute to the research by providing your opinions and insights into how effective and replicable this method can be in disseminating new knowledge to stakeholders working in these areas. The performance and post-show discussion will be livestreamed for hybrid participation and filmed for further research outputs.
The project is part of the EnergyREV Impact Accelerator Fund, Intersections: Communities, Ethics, AI and Energy. The team would like to acknowledge the financial support of EPSRC EnergyREV (EP/S031863/1). EnergyREV is funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2023


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