Archives: Projects

  •  The work seeks to develop demonstrators exploring bacteria-powered robots, bio-hybrid and bio-inspired sensing, and creative audio-visual communication modalities, in a new context: increasing the viability of hydroponics as a transformative food production solution for sustainable growing in the face of the climate crisis. (read more)
  • Taking the case of Haredi (ultra-orthodox) Judaism, this Ideas Exchange sought to determine what issues fall into the interpretive grey space and how this grey space has imperiled (or has the potential to imperil) vulnerable community members. (read more)
  • Social futures are frequently presented as digitally-driven, ‘predicted inevitables’, and draw on a narrow range of experiences and priorities. This framing often excludes the voices of communities at the margins, limiting the opportunities for people to shape their own futures. (read more)
  • Engaging young readers in the co-creative activity of fiction/storytelling may provide hopeful and effective new reactions to the climate crisis, creating imaginative and desirable images of change and resilience to counter fear, apathy, and despair. (read more)
  • We seem to have reached an impasse, however, where the issues are well-known, but the citizen voice is largely missing from debates about how to re-balance the hardwired power asymmetry between ‘Big Other’ and individuals and communities. (read more)
  • The aims of this project were to forge new relationships among modern pagan practitioners, mental health practitioners, and academics, and to brainstorm about relationships between ‘paganism’ and mental wellbeing. (read more)
  • This project supported the GGT’s target communities in creating and delivering new economic plans post COVID-19 and enabled the rolling out of the process, outcomes and learning across community hotspots in urban and rural Gloucestershire. The team held a range of activities with key stakeholders working across the above initiatives, which aimed to strengthen community-led economic strategies and showcase their role to policymakers involved in local and national pandemic recovery efforts. The artwork produced in their research workshops, which captured residents’ relationships with Robinswood Hill, was displayed to elicit collective reflection on local assets, such as greenspaces and community hubs. (read more)
  • Alongside a wellbeing crisis amongst the teaching profession (as evidenced in the latest Teacher Wellbeing Index (2021)), there is also a crisis in pupil mental health and wellbeing, which undoubtedly has an impact on those teachers working with them. According to The Independent, a teaching union found that pupil mental health is the main concern of school staff (The Independent, 7th June 2021, accessed online). (read more)
  • Covering the evening, night and following morning, it will attempt to recreate – through memory and an adoption of various elements of film language – the precise emotions and lived experience of this event. (read more)