CONSENSUS uses social science and collaborative research methods to explore innovative solutions for sustainable household consumption in Ireland (North & South). Our research centres on six themes outlined below.
CONSENSUS involves researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Ireland, Galway. Our aim is to advance understanding of the drivers shaping everyday household consumption practices and to identify policy, technology and educational interventions to facilitate sustainable living. Launched in 2009, CONSENSUS is funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Find out more
Visioning & HomeLabs
Phase 1 of our research used visioning and co-design processes to identify novel social and technical interventions for sustainable heating, eating and washing practices. We tested these interventions with Irish households in our HomeLabs ethnographic study. Our animation (see right) draws on insight from our HomeLabs washing research. It outlines six key washing types that we identified and suggests tailored interventions for each. The animation was created as part of our WashLab installation for the Science Gallery’s Home exhibition.