Archives: Projects

  • What's the best way to learn a poem? Is silent rote learning effective, or is it better to repeat things aloud, to visualise the poem's content, or to move about when trying to memorise it? Do different memorisation techniques induce different psychological effects? This research project investigates the psychological effects of verse concentrating upon the effects of metre and memorisation. (read more)
  • What perceptions do robots have of humans? What does it mean for us to live in a world increasingly inhabited by artificial and augmented intelligence? This project aims to further develop a network that crosses artistic, scientific and engineering disciplines to explore how machines see us. (read more)
  • With increasingly polarised narratives of migration – positioning migrants in opposing roles of victims or national security threats – how can we foster better narratives in order to shape better policies? This project focuses on the work of migrant artists in Bristol and the South West to explore new forms of migrant representation. (read more)
  • How might technology be used to deepen the connection between parents and their babies, while they are still in the womb? This Ideas Exchange brings engineers and social scientists together to explore the potential and challenges of using wearable robotics to enable in utero interactions. (read more)
  • This project will support a network of academics, agroecology practitioners and non-academic experts to work towards a common goal: increasing the uptake and ease of agroecology in the south west of the UK through co-created research. Activities will include mapping a network of agroecological practitioners and researchers in the south west, and sociocratically develop a specific methodology for co-creating research within agroecology.  (read more)
  • Photo of a living room. the sofa is covered in a sheet.
    How can we expand current understandings of war and what makes war possible by focussing on ‘home’? This photo-documentary research project aims to disrupt current representations and understandings of war to further the collective understanding of war, war-time and military life. (read more)
  • By visualising the sounds of marine wildlife and the way they are impacted by underwater noise pollution, can we draw attention to an otherwise invisible challenge? Using sound visualisation, this research explores noise pollution and how its impact on sea life can be brought to the surface and made more visible. (read more)
  • To what extent can visual representations of living spaces offer an insight into the lived experiences and mental well-being of people in the HIV/AIDS community in the UK? This project will offer a forum where all members of society can re-engage with the HIV+ community. (read more)