Year, or Type of Project: 2023

  • This project will engage the Bristol community in a conversation about the nature of consciousness and thought. This will require the co-creation with the community of an approach to structured conversations and interviews suitable for these difficult abstract issues and will result in a web-based collection of source material describing the lived experience of existence. (read more)
  • The project aims to establish research partnerships that look at the lived experience of communities in territories that are negatively affected by one of the biggest challenges of our time: to transition our economies towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050. (read more)
  • This project uses the unexplored archive to investigate archival voices and silences, and find new ways to contextualise this material and engage new audiences. (read more)
  • The team are interested in health technologies to help children (and their families) living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Their vision is to co-design, develop and evaluate a “just-in-time-adaptive-intervention” (JITAI) for paediatric ADHD. (read more)
  • The project will bring together the personal archives of an artist (feelings, memories, stories, performances), archives, academic research, and the experiences, rememberings and reactions of the community to find new ways of understanding and talking about moments of ‘repression and silence’ and their effects (read more)
  • The research team want to encourage all families in our cities with young children to ‘Find your village’ - to make confident connections with other people around them, so that parents can de-stress and solve problems, and their children grow up happy, confident and achieving good things without need for child development and disability services. (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)
  • This methodology adapts photo elicitation techniques successfully employed by anthropologists by using archival photographs and images of historical items relating to healthcare. This was combined with group discussion, employing techniques from focus group interviews and public engagement encounters. This approach builds on work that suggests that public engagement can be employed as a useful research method, particularly suited to capturing people’s experiences. (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)