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Participatory Arts and DIY Cultures – Blog

Our first blog this month is from Dr Lucy Wright who works on the Participatory Arts & DIY Cultures project: It’s now more than six months since I took up the post of Senior Research Associate on the ‘Participatory Arts and DIY Cultures’ project at the University of East Anglia which seems like as good a time as any to Read more

 

Participatory Arts Month

With the sun shining, and spring blooming (fingers crossed), we are in touch with our artistic side this month as we focus on some of our Participatory Arts projects. We will be highlighting experiences and reports from our MakerCentric project, which looks at the idea of making within communities, and how that encourages co-design and participation. Read more

 

New Health Humanities Award Launched

The AHRC has launched a new national award to celebrate the contribution of the arts and humanities to improving healthcare, health and wellbeing, supported by the Wellcome Trust. Read more

 

Around the Toilet – Blog

Health & Wellbeing Month continues here with a guest blog from Jen Slater at Around the Toilet:   Everyone has a toilet story. Sometimes they’re funny, told amongst friends and interspersed with laughter from behind coy hands, smiles and blushing faces, and sometimes they’re whispered or guiltily divulged in secrecy or shame. Sometimes they’re spoken casually, or proudly, without deliberation. Read more

 

Health & Wellbeing Month

During March we are highlighting some of our Health & Wellbeing projects, including Representing Communities.  The aim of this project is to establish how community representations produced through creative arts practices (e.g. story-telling, performance, visual art) can be used as forms of evidence to inform health-related policy and service development. Read more

 

New Book from Connected Communities: Re-Imagining Contested Communities

We are very pleased to announce the release of a new volume in the Connected Communities book series from Policy Press. The volume, edited by Elizabeth Campbell, Kate Pahl, Elizabeth Pente, and Zanib Rasool, challenges contemporary ideas about ‘place’. Read more

 

Extended Deadline for New Perspectives Conference

In consideration of the UCU industrial action, we have decided to extend the submission deadline for the New Perspectives Conference to the end of next Monday, 5th March. More information about the conference can be found in the call for papers below. . Read more

 

Practical Ways to Be Creative & Digital: Spotlight on Leapfrog

Our third Creative & Digital project in February is LeapFrog, a close collaboration with public sector and community partners to design and evaluate new creative approaches to consultation. They have been developing resources, in collaboration with community groups, in order to create toolboxes to improve consultation and communication in future collaborative works. Read more

 

Mapping Cinema Experience – Blog

The second of our highlighted projects for the Creative & Digital Month is the ‘Mapping Cinema Experience’ project, led by Dr Daniela Treveri Gennari, who has kindly written a short blog post on her experiences of the project. Mapping Cinema Experience builds on the work of the AHRC funded “Lost Italian Cinema Audiences” project (ICA), 2013-2016. Read more

 

Stories2Connect – Blog

As part of National Story Telling Week, we highlighted some of the fantastic work that has come out of the ‘Stories to Connect with’ project, run by Dr Candice Satchwell. Candice, and her intern Gregory, have written two short blogs on their experiences of the project below, with some lovely reflections on the work of this project. Read more