Year, or Type of Project: 2017

  • Museums don’t just give us the chance to encounter history; they let us question it.   (read more)
  • Tactile interfaces for older people brings together a computer scientist and a social scientist  with creative technologists to explore the potential for soft, interactive textiles and art to enable older people to access and manage their immediate environment and memories. (read more)
  • The storytellers with learning disabilities worked in collaboration with historians to uncover this fascinating hidden history. In order to get a feel for what life was like for Fanny, OpenStoryTellers, working with the Bristol academics, investigated all aspects of 18th century life, including the fashion, the food, the leisure pursuits, architecture and schooling, visiting places including the Pump Rooms and the Fashion Museum in Bath. (read more)
  • Rodney’s two barometers, which quote an instrument he encountered on the MV Balmoral, the ship on which two artworks are currently exhibited, offer a symbolic catalogue of the sea’s ‘pressure points’. (read more)
  • To eat well humans need their food to contain particular attributes. Beyond the basic nutritive and safety requirements each person has other values which bring them greater well-being, or can detract from their enjoyment of food. In this project the team explored what eating well means to people in the context of killing animals for food, and what a cultural approach can bring to the assessment of welfare of food animals. (read more)
  • The project aimed at developing new methodologies in the study of urban learning, setting new research agendas and championing interdisciplinarity. (read more)