Join the University of Birmingham Public Engagement with Research team (Dr Caroline Gillett & Dr Leah Fitzsimmons) for the first in our new series of standalone creative workshops aimed at showcasing how innovative collaborations between researchers and others artists/creatives/makers can open doors to engaging new audiences with the amazing work that researchers do.
This workshop focuses on ‘Graphic Engagement’ i.e. collaborations with graphic artists, illustrators, comic enthusiasts etc. You’ll hear directly from four University of Birmingham researchers already carrying out such collaborations, though all are at slightly different stages of development. Some are still starting out, whilst others are building on previous work that has been successful.
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University of Birmingham researchers include:
- Prof Jonathan Reinarz (History of Medicine) – discussing his Forged by Fire project that covers research on burns injury and identity in Britain c.1800-2000.
- Dr Christalla Yakinthou (Political Science) – discussing her short graphic novel which focuses on storytelling & conflict transformation in deeply divided, post-war countries.
- Dr Tom Dunkley Jones (Earth & Environmental Science) – discussing his work with a manga artist to bring to life the evolution of the Earth’s climate & marine ecosystems.
- Dr Amaury Triaud (Physics) – discussing how bandes dessinées (comic strips) and graphic design can bring recent Astronomy discoveries such as TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets to a novel audience, engaging them with the research content.
In addition, we are pleased to also welcome Pen Mendonça an independent graphic facilitator and cartoonist with over 20 years’ experience of facilitating public engagement. Pen has just submitted her PhD which developed the new mode of ‘values-based cartooning’ as a research method, employed here for a study of single motherhood. She will share insights on this alongside our researchers.
Image Credit (Header): Graphic facilitation by Pen Mendonca at Southwark Untold with Pempeople and LITC, Tate Modern, London 2018.
WHEN: Thursday 6th December, 2018
WHERE: The Civil & Mechnical Engineering building, room G36 – this is located in Yellow (Y3) the campus map visible here. More general directions on how to travel on to campus y bus, train or car can be found here.
TIME: 11:45-15:00, starting promptly at noon.
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