Stories of Change

Showcasing action projects, advocacy and community campaigns.

The Return of the STAND Student Festival

After Covid-19 related cancellations in 2020, the STAND Student Festival returned this year to 14 campuses across Ireland, putting stories of hope, determination and resilience

#RISEUP Exhibition

The STAND Student Festival #RISEUP exhibition features portraits of young activists and communities who have risen up to take action


Butterflies for Bealtaine

A public project that invited the public to consider how a cocoon becomes a butterfly, creating art that expressed their hopes for the future of the world as we emerge from isolation under a global pandemic

poster work - creativity and change

Guerilla Posters

How a group of artivists recycled election posters during election time to create new versions for display among the existing posters around Cork city


To generate social dialogue on the ban on women drivers a Saudi artist created a low-budget campaign called ‘We the Women’

Tea stand letters

Think about Tea: Street Action

To open a new space for positive community interactions in a creative way we invited the public to sit and try locally-foraged tea.

#end FGM

Who we are Fahma Mohamed, Integrate Bristol with the backing of UK newspaper The Guardian newspaper in the UK. What we did 17-year old Fahma

SDGs mural Cork

SDG Street Art

To raise awareness of the SDGs by creating an eye-catching, interactive piece of SDG-themed street art in Cork City.

17 Goals. 1 School. And Minecraft

In 2017, a group of students from Presentation College, Bray led a design experiment: to see what a school might look like if the meaning and ambition of the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals were realised in their school.

What’s the Photostory? Syria to Tipperary

With the migration of young people to Ireland in difficult circumstances, this participant-led ‘Photostory? Syria to Tipperary’ project offered a space that encouraged inquiry and points of connection for people new to the community

Wood of Life Exhibition

The Wood of Life is a hands-on, interactive exhibition for schools, libraries and other education facilities. The exhibition also makes direct links to many of the Sustainable Development Goals


Inspired by students from the US, a small group of students from Trinity College Dublin joined other students from all over the world in calling on universities and other institutions to stop funding the cause of climate change and called on the board of TCD to divest its oil, gas and coal investments

We Are All Human

We Are All Human is an outward looking, compassionate approach to the refugee crisis, created by a group of students in Largy College, Clones. It is an immense effort to create a safe and inclusive space in their community for their new Syrian neighbours.

Project Honduras

Project Honduras’ is a strategy game where the primary goal is to show how important it is for communities to work together to combat climate change

The Development Education Commission

The Development Education Commission was conceived and designed to influence policy and practice in development education in Britain and Ireland.  It arose from the need