Health & Well-being

The theme explores the importance of community connectedness for our health – physical, mental and emotional – and the contribution of community-based activities to improving our well-being.

Universities, Cities & Communities: Co-Creating Urban Living Report

How can cities engage with their their citizens to address longstanding issues and open up new possibilities?   This report brings together projects from the Connected Communities Programme and Urban Living Partnership, in order to address the question of urban engagement. Read more

The Birth Project Film

Births can be traumatising for all involved; obstetricians and midwives are subject to very different stresses to the women they serve. Yet all those witnessing the birth (and death) of babies may also be traumatised – both professionals and birth-partners. Read more

Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery Film

Births can be traumatising for all involved; obstetricians and midwives are subject to very different stresses to the women they serve. Yet all those witnessing the birth (and death) of babies may also be traumatised – both professionals and birth-partners. Read more

The Birth Project Interim Report

Births can be traumatising for all involved; obstetricians and midwives are subject to very different stresses to the women they serve. Yet all those witnessing the birth (and death) of babies may also be traumatised – both professionals and birth-partners. Read more

Lisa Carter Eloquent Brain – short version – Connected Communities Festival 2016

A 5-minute film of ‘Eloquent Brain’, exploring a series of artwork made by Lisa Carter and filmed by Culture Colony. Read more

Dementia and Imagination Short Film

A short film about our research in community venues that is part of the Dementia and Imagination study. Our research is looking at the value of art to help people live well with dementia. To do this we are evaluating the social, practical and economic benefits of discussing and creating art. Read more

Servicing Utopia: A Toolkit for Architects and Designers

Servicing Utopia is a digital toolkit which aims to support planners, architects and designers to critically and creatively rethink notions of access in relation to the toilet design process. Read more

Furd Football Circus Film

Film from the Football Circus event featuring freestyler Dan Magness, hosted by the Football and Connected Communities Project. Read more

FC Communities Match Day Programme

The final project report for the project examining the role of football in communities. This publication is the product of a piece of collaborative research between Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD), the University of East Anglia, Keele University and the University of Brighton. Read more

The Cruel Sea – Dementia and Imagination Film

Our North East site artists produced a short video with participants as part of one of the interventions in a care home. It is narrated by one of the participants and includes input from several residents. Read more