A radical learning experience aimed at creative individuals of all ages and backgrounds who are looking to understand more about climate change in order to impact their practice profoundly. 

Spaces and opportunities for artists, designers and creative people to respond to the emerging conditions and limitations placed on our societies by climate change are limited.

We cannot afford to treat creative thinking and making as if the sky was blue or the box empty but knowledge is siloed, complex and diffuse. The Low Carbon Institute is an institution in the making. A prototype of a future fully-fledged brick and mortar space where anyone can find out more about what climate change means for financial institutions, engineering firms, architectural and landscape practices, agriculture, digital platforms, policy makers, citizens and more.

We ran our first virtual residency on June 1st-25th 2021. Application are now open for our June 2022 program

It’s free and a great opportunity to learn, do nothing, then do something that you’ll share.

Meet our 2021 residents

Our 2021 sponsors


Is the 2022 program virtual too? We will confirm whether this is a virtual or face to face program in March 2022.

What does sponsoring the program mean? This keeps applications and participation free for selected residents and covers a speaker fee for independent experts to share their knowledge. As a sponsor, you access the entire lecture series for a whole year. A great way to provide your teams with inspiration and training. Get in touch with Alex to find out more.

Who started this? This is the brainchild of Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino a London-based author and designer who has worked on issues of climate change for technology companies, energy retailers, banks, social enterprises and more. She wrote a little more about it on her blog.

Get in touch

We’ll be tweeting the announcements out as we go and there’s now an occasional and very short newsletter. You can also get in touch with Alex directly.