Archive for November 18, 2014

Freigeist Fellowships

Early Career researchers working at the intersection between fields might be interested in this opportunity for five year fellowships:[controller]=FundingInitiative&cHash=16f8133d244d06a981e3fe74623a2daf

Affective Digital Histories: Recreating De-Industrialised Places, From the 1970s to the Present

A Cordial invitation to celebrate the launch of Hidden Stories and Sounds of the Cultural Quarter, two exciting new apps that reveal the fascinating hidden stories of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter.


Thursday 27 November, 5.45 – 9.00pm

Lightbox Studios, LCB Depot

31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE


Hidden Stories and Sounds of the Cultural Quarter use the latest locative technology to deliver an immersive experience for visitors to the Cultural Quarter. Location-specific content – sounds from past and present, poetry, plays and narrative – is revealed as visitors explore the area, helping us re-imagine urban history.

We also invite guests to experiment with traditional print processes and cutting edge technology to create their own original art work, which will then feature in the Affective Digital Histories print exhibition – The New Incunable Print Shop.


Programme for the evening
6.00pm    Welcome speeches and official launch, with special guest Professor Andrew Prescott, AHRC Research Theme Fellow & Professor of DigitalHumanities, University of Glasgow School of Critical Studies

7.00pm    Short film

7.15pm    Live performance by poet and playwright Carol Leeming

Followed by an informal celebration from 8.00pm


Carol’s choreopoem, Love the life you live … live the life you love, is one of eight creative writing commissions for Affective Digital Histories.


Please RSVP by Monday 24 November to


Affective Digital Histories is investigating how communities change with urban decline and regeneration, and explores the experiences of people who lived and worked in former industrial buildings in Leicester and Glossop. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and based at the University of Leicester; Phoenix is a project partner.  Principal Investigator: Dr Ming Lim, University of Leicester School of Management. Email:


The Role of Artists on Connected Communities Projects

A warm invitation for everyone interested in the role of artists on Connected Communities programmes

Event on 23rd January in Manchester


What is the role of Artists on Connected Communities projects?

This day is an opportunity to hear about a project that has been exploring how artists have worked within Connected Communities programmes. it will include discussions of the project findings together with a chance to network and reflect on this process.

The event is to be held at Federation House directions here:



10am WELCOME Kate Pahl and team

10.15 Keri Facer, Leadership fellow for the Connected Communities programme introduces the programme

10.30 Bryony Enright,  more about Connected Communities from the research she has done

11.00 coffee

11.15 THE TEAM – the Artists legacy project – what we have learned so far

Presentations from the team as follows:

Presentation 1 A discourse analysis of the role of artists on CC projects

Presentation 2 Drawing as community forming

Presentation 3 Workshops/art/university spaces

1pm LUNCH plus art work display Zahir Rafiq and other artists

2pm Feedback from discussants: Anne Douglas and James Oliver


3.00 TEA

3.30 Closing talk: What do artists do all day?

Angela Piccini and Steve Pool, artists on Imagine and Productive Margins


Please book via Eventbrite here: by the 1st December