Year, or Type of Project: Experimental Partnership

  • 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)
  • This project sought to use Bristol’s Hatchling Event to take a distinctively Bristol look at migration, to widen the range of people that the University engages with, and to design a method for public engagement with issues around migration and asylum. (read more)
  • 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)
  • Unresolved, conflicts around individual identity, peer group pressure, gender roles and religious and cultural traditions can undermine family relationships and people’s mental well-being. As one Somali parent recently opined, worries about children succumbing to gang culture and drug use can lead to parents sending children to madrassas after school, leaving no time for parents and children to get to know one another.  (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)
  • Echoes of the Port is an experimental soundscape which aimed to bring to life the multilingual history of the Bristol city docks. (read more)
  • Following the School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies (SPAIS) model of ‘Decoding Gender in the Media’ and the ‘Decoding Diversity in the Media’ workshops run by SPAIS for local schools, this project developed a session ‘Decoding Migration in the Media’. (read more)
  • People with hearing often assume that audible language is all that inter-human conversation offers. However, for over 200 years, a community of 'visual humans' – deaf people, or those who experience the world in a predominantly visual way and who communicate in one of the world's natural, visual, sign languages - have sought to persuade the hearing world of the extraordinary potential of a language made of light, crafted by motion, and captured through vision. (read more)
  • They project’s overarching aim was to explore how we can use intelligent sensing to personalise a health and wellbeing soft robotic device such that this device responds to its user, adapt to their needs and preferences, and yields a satisfactory experience. (read more)