Thematic tags: Art

  • The team worked with Aisha to create a visual and audio piece which was to be experienced in Virtual Reality at Simple Things 2019. (read more)
  • “Our garden in St Pauls is not only the patches of land that we are symbolically reclaiming from years of neglect as rubbish dumps and drug needle debris. It is the individuals and communities who daily engage in a fight to extricate their lives from white supremacist subjugation. Our plan is to deliver a physical… (read more)
  • The research team want to go beyond asking ‘where should we put defibrillators?’. They want to ask how the space itself invites people to step forward and act in an emergency. However, before they can apply, as a collaboration, to targeted research calls and national funding streams, they intend to cement the basis of this collaboration. They seek to transition the ‘bright ideas’ into answerable research questions, and to plan how the new collaboration can work together practically to explore and deliver these research projects.  (read more)
  • Plants are not just objects, they have their own forms of subjectivity and sociality. The recent ‘plant turn’ in the humanities and social sciences has been driven by curiosity about what plants can do, how their powers are harnessed by social actors, and how arts practice might inspire alternative ways to relating to vegetal worlds.  (read more)
  •  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)
  • ‘Creative Grieving’ drew on insights from psychotherapists, bereavements councillors, and art therapists as well as artists, photographers, directors and writers who had turned to creative projects as a means of expressing and processing their grief. The project involved traditional research components and practice-as-research components. (read more)
  • Children’s connection with nature is considered important for improving wellbeing and encouraging pro-environmental behaviours at a time of planetary crisis. However, the impact of directives to ‘stay at home’ during the COVID-19 pandemic have raised concerns over children’s health, development, and engagement with the outdoors, particularly in areas of low socio-economic status. (read more)
  • In this project, the researchers wanted women to have a space for their voices to be heard and valued, to discuss a wide range of menopausal emotions and experiences: from loss and shame to freedom and relief. (read more)