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Meet the Researchers: Cultural Connections

Summer 2020 series


All four webinars from the Meet the Researchers: Cultural Connections series can now be viewed on YouTube.

Follow the links below to watch the recordings.

This webinar series celebrated the interdisciplinary nature of the arts and gave an insight into some of the research inspired by the Leeds Cultural Institute, which nurtures partnerships between art professionals, researchers and students from all disciplines.

Creative Labs Bragg Centre Edition - watch the recording here

Professor Lorna Dougan and Dr Scott McLaughlin will introduce the amazing work that happens at the Leeds Creative Labs. Dr Caitlin Stobie and Dr Paul Beales, an artist-scientist collaborative pair, will then share their Blurred Lines: Life, Matter, Poetry project to consider the blurred lines between living and non-living matter.

Return - connecting diaspora across continents - watch the recording here

Return (pictured) is an interactive installation that creates a sense of shared space and emotive connection between virtual users. Artist Akeelah Bertram will expand on the concept and vision of this project, particularly focusing on how cultural connections in the African diaspora can be fostered across a range of locations.

Changing the Story - watch the recording here

Professor Paul Cooke and PhD student Katie Hodgkinson will talk about the major international project Changing the Story, a four-year project which asks how the arts, heritage and human rights education can support youth-centred approaches to civil society building in post-conflict settings across the world.

Land Lines - nature writing on and off the page - watch the recording here

Professor David Higgins and Dr Pippa Marland from the School of English will discuss the Land Lines project which looks at the historical development and resurgence of modern British nature writing. 

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