Category: News

  • Well what a year that was. It started so well, meeting all our newly-funded project teams for 2020 face to face (whoever thought we’d ever have to specify that!) and hearing all their exciting plans for research.  We had a fantastic workshop looking at the Limits of the Law around Human Rights, funded some Ideas Exchanges… (read more)
  • Brigstow is delighted to announce that our collaboration with the Bristol Photo Festival has awarded funding to two exciting projects that use photography as a research tool: “We Are Still Here: Stories from the HIV and AIDS Community” and “Bringing the War Home II”. Brigstow Institute and the Bristol Photo Festival have collaborated on a… (read more)
  • Closing date 3 February 2021 at 4pm. This is an opportunity for mixed interdisciplinary teams of researchers to carry out risky, experimental, and exploratory projects to take the first steps in developing and pursuing new research questions. We especially welcome applications from teams that might find it difficult to find early-stage funding because of the… (read more)
  • Photo of a group of people at the top of a blustry hill in front of a tall beacon
    Image credit: Scott Farlow Early in 2020, on a wet February morning, our research team got together to flesh out the plan for our project. In keeping with the place-based, experiential and co-produced focus of our research, the meeting took the shape of a walk to the summit of Robinswood Hill. We were led by… (read more)
  • With the covid pandemic we have adapted our research because unfortunately we did not have access to a workshop to play with digital pigment in the way we wanted. But while we did not reached yet the stage of creating digital tattoos, we still looked at how to use the technology to create non rectangular displays… (read more)
  • It seems like a long time ago that our project team met for the first time in a crowded, very much un-socially distanced Boston Tea Party on Park Street. It was hard then to envisage a time when we would have a ‘minimum viable product’ available for testing. But here we are! Next week we… (read more)
  • John Donne’s evocation of human connectedness across space and time is a fitting sentiment for our Brigstow-funded project “Medievals and Moderns in conversation”. Here, we’re asking how the long-history of our rural medieval churches might help us imagine new roles today for church buildings in their communities. As part of this work we’re developing an… (read more)
  • Image credit: Michael Grieve Health issues started to impact on our project (Kept Apart: couples and families separated by the UK immigration system) before the UK locked down in response to Covid-19. Just before our first workshop, Katharine (the PI) was struck down by a nasty case of food poisoning. If we cancelled the workshop,… (read more)
  • A red triangluar road sign to indicate flooding overlaid with images of flooding maps
    The ‘How can flood data be more useful’ research project brings together an interdisciplinary team with the aim to gain a deeper understanding of organisations’ flood data needs, in order to produce more useable science. In this short post we will provide an update on the progress of the project and highlight key contributions to… (read more)