News from Katherine Dunleavy

Last Call for Papers for Cities and Communities Conference

This summer, the AHRC Connected Communities Forum is coming to Watershed in Bristol on 12 & 13 July.   With just 10 days to go to till our Call for Papers closes, have you already submitted your proposals to give a talk, run a practical workshop or design your own experiential session? Read more.

David Studdert and Valerie Walkerdine are pleased to announce three new outputs arising from our work on the Connected Communities programme.

Our new book: ‘Rethinking Community Research: Inter-relationality Communal Being and Commonality’. (Palgrave/Macmillan2016) “This book sheds new light on the complex inter-relations that make up class, power, local history and space. It turns community thinking on its head by understanding community not as an object but as a relational process with sociality at its core. Read more.

Making Suburban Faith goes international. Spiritual Flavours @ Festival of Political Photography 2017, Finish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. February 4th – March 30th 2017

UCL PhD student Laura Cuch is one of the photographers exhibiting at the Festival of Political Photography 2017, in Helsinki. This year’s edition of the festival is titled ‘Post-Food’ and will show a range of visual work that focus on political, social and environmental dimensions of food. Read more.

Participatory Research in More-than-Human Worlds

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new edited collection which arose from the Connected Communities Project ‘In conversation with…: codesign with more-than-human communities.’ The book looks at the potential for bringing more-than-human research and participatory research into conversation. Read more.

Common Cause Survey Now Open

Common Cause examines collaborations between universities and Black and minority ethnic communities in Arts and Humanities research. It seeks to engage with both university and community based researchers in order to understand how they are working together, sharing good practice and could further develop mutual value. Read more.

Around the Toilet Win Engage Award!

Congratulations to the Around the Toilet project team who last week took away the top prize in the Arts, Humanities and Social Science category at the Engage 2016 Awards.  The awards, run by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, celebrate high quality public engagement with research projects. Read more.

The Imagine Project: Culture and the role of civic engagement

We recently held the fourth Imagine project annual event on the theme of ‘culture and the role of civic engagement’ and we’d like to share a little bit of the experience with other Connected Community people. Read more.

Funding Opportunity! Catalyst Fund 2nd Call

The Connected Communities Catalyst Fund Aims and purpose The Connected Communities Catalyst Fund is intended to support the consolidation of exciting new ideas arising from the Connected Communities programme. Specifically, the fund is intended to explore the question: What new insights relating to the nature, dynamics and role of communities are emerging from CC projects? Read more.

Anticipation 2017 Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd International Conference on Anticipation will be held in London on 8th-10th November 2017.  Anticipation 2017 is a unique, radically interdisciplinary forum for exploring how ideas of the future inform action in the present. Read more.

Living Legacies hosts Somme Museum Events

Over the next week the Living Legacies WW1 Engagement Centre are holding a series of events to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. Read more.