From histories of architecture and the built environment to promote and engage with women in photography across the globe. Our podcast collaborations offer insight into the world-changing research undertaken by the University for the Creative Arts researchers. Learn more about our Research and Innovation and watch our webinar videos.
We engage the public through participatory and collaborative research with communities, as well as events.
In this series, called Architecture and… (hosted by The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain) Dr Jessica Kelly, Senior Lecturer Contextual and Theoretical Studies and Research Degrees Leader speaks to a number of academics, architects, writers and thinkers to discuss space, buildings and cities, to think through contemporary debates and issues.
In this episode, we talk about the relationship between architecture and energy and how architectural history can reveal new perspectives on buildings, energy use and climate disaster. Listen to all episodes.
In this episode, we discussed the role played by architecture and the built environment in relation to political protest movements. Whether at the Battle of Cable Street, Chartist demonstrations in the 19th century, protests against racist police violence in the 1980s or Extinction Rebellion, protests always take place in specific architectural environments that shape and determine the course of political action, however, we often underestimate the agency of these protest movements in shaping the built environment through their actions. Listen to all episodes.
In this episode, we talk about spaces for leisure and socialising. The pandemic has radically altered our experience of public spaces for socialising. Now we are out of lockdown and spaces for nightlife and indoor socialising are open again, they have taken on new meanings and significance. So we wanted to look at how spaces for leisure and socialising have always been shaped by the cultural values, social norms and fashions of a time. Listen to all episodes.
In this episode, we discussed the connection between Architecture and Faith, by talking to three historians, writers and heritage professionals about new approaches to considering the history of buildings used by communities of faith. Religious architecture has always been central to architectural history because human societies have always been inspired to build beautiful and high-status buildings as part of their religious practices. However, in this conversation we addressed new ways of talking about religious architecture: examining what they might have meant to the communities that built them, exploring the avenues for adaptation and retention of religious buildings in a changing society and talking about how marginalised communities have created spaces for religious worship. Listen to all episodes.
Women in Photography
Professor Anna Fox, Professor of Photography and Maria Kapajeva introduce the project Fast Forward: Women in Photography looking at how the project started in 2014 and how it has developed since then. This project is featured in the Research Excellence Framework 2021, read how Fast Forward changed attitudes and experiences for women in photography.
In the first episode of the series Anna Fox and Maria Kapajeva introduce the project Fast Forward: Women in Photography looking at how the project started in 2014 and how it has developed since then. They discuss the ideas behind the creation of the Fast Forward Manifesto, which can be joined by organisations and individuals from all over the world.