Thursday 29th June
SOHO HOUSE MUSEUM
To book a free place register on eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-lab-participatory-arts-and-collaborative-research-methods-tickets-35516676335
This Learning Lab will explore the use of participatory arts and collaborative research methods to widen and deepen community engagement.
Three participatory arts research projects in Birmingham, Bristol and London share their methods, findings and insights on the theme of imagining community futures and utopias.
Funded by The Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities programme, these projects in 2016 marked the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s influential text.
Questions addressed through the projects include:
Soho House was home to Birmingham industrialist Matthew Boulton. It was there The Lunar Society exchanged ideas, discussed philosophy and conducted experiments. They aimed to bring science, culture and commerce together to imagine and enable a better future.
Timetable for the day
10.30-12.30 – presentations & films
1.30-3.00pm – interactive & participatory session: making, doing, talking
Free parking available onsite. Disabled parking and ramped access for wheelchairs.