20–30 September 2018

Turbine image - Chella Quint

Urban Turbines: Projections of a Sustainable Future

Public art, in the form of giant projections, will appear at various city centre locations throughout the festival, raising awareness of renewable energy.

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Artist/maker Chella Quint has energy to spare. After leading a smaller-scale project for the Manchester Science Festival, she approached Energy2050, the University’s dedicated energy research network, with a proposal for Urban Turbines. Professor Lin Ma works on the SWIP project, an EU initiative to encourage smaller wind turbines in urban settings.

Dr Ava Shahrokhi is a research fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Ava is part of a major European project on the design, manufacture and installation of small and medium-sized wind turbines.

Image: Chella Quint