A to Z Unit at Artsadmin 2 Degrees Festival, London, 8-11 June 2017



What is the future of food in the face of climate change?


The A to Z Unit has been delegated by the 2 Degrees Festival to jump 50 years into the future to explore the new, renewable and modifiable economic commodity of micro_organisms (bacteria & yeasts). Micro_organisms are worth more than gold, and the key ingredient to the future of our food, economic and social systems. We have identified these resources and future sustainable food sources within the local craft food and beer micro_economic system of East London.


Join the A to Z UnitWe are recruiting a select team of micro_prospectors to join the A to Z Unit for our East London mission. Using a specialised toolkit we will harvest, map and sample local items such as bread, beer, cheese and other indicators of micro_organism transformed food and beverages before transporting them into the year 2067.

To sign up for this event and for further information please see-
2 Degrees Festival- 2 degrees Festival


Placement with Making Sense at Fab Lab Barcelona

I’m very excited to be starting my Northern Bridge/AHRC funded placement working with the Making Sense project at Fab Lab Barcelona!

Making Sense ( is a Horizon 2020 project aimed at exploring how open source software, open source hardware, digital maker practices and open design can be effectively used by local communities to fabricate their own sensing tools, make sense of their environments and address pressing environmental problems in air, water, soil and sound pollution.

I will be working with project lead, Mara Balestrini and Creative Director, Gui Seiz, to develop participatory and community strategies for engaging people in the Barcelona pilots.

Stay tuned for more details!

What does participation mean?

Credit and Copyright ©: Colin Davison +44 (0)7850 609 340
Credit and Copyright ©: Colin Davison
+44 (0)7850 609 340



I was recently invited to present by the Newcastle University Institute for Social Renewal at the university’s Insights Public Lecture Series. Here, I presented my work and research into how participatory art might interrogate the ways we experience global issues at the local level. In response, I have written a brief blog post that questions what we mean by participation – an important question to address when working within participatory art.

The post can be found here: