Paddy Dillon at the Live Immersive Design Symposium

How can we make immersive work more sustainable?

“I think our superpower in this sector, regardless of the kind of immersive or interactive work that we make, is effect. And I think our ability to put people in other people’s shoes or perspectives and to generate empathy and to generate transformation, which is at the heart of what we do, has the power to address some of these huge challenges and affect people’s perceptions and people’s behaviours and people’s actions.

Paddy Dillon introduces the Theatre Green Book as a model for making live arts and entertainment more sustainable, and offers a use case for how its advice can be applied to Live Immersive Experiences. From design elements to production processes, and covering performer riders and marketing as well, this deep dive into sustainable practice offers an argument for how immersive work in the UK can feasibly become as sustainable as possible as it develops as a sector and genre.

This talk was recorded at the Immersive Experience Network’s Live Immersive Design Symposium in October 2023, and is supported by Arts Council England and our industry partners Illusion Design & Construct, Mance Communications, White Light, Unlocked Vision, Clockwork Dog, d&b audiotechnik, Scene2, Little Lion Entertainment, Entourage, and Vista Insurance.

Date of article - July 8, 2024
Updated - July 1, 2024
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