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Sharing Forgotten Stories

Oxford is renowned as a place of history and academic prominence. It attracts visitors from all over the world with its famous dreaming spires, and its connections with iconic fiction and groundbreaking research. Unfortunately this status on the international stage means that the voice of the local residents often gets drowned out amidst the bustling … Continued

The Selectivity of Storytelling

What is a story? And more to the point, what makes a good one? Within academia, there is a field called ‘narratology’ that is dedicated to such questions. There is also a growing body of popular works, such as Into the Woods: How Stories Work and Why We Tell them (2013) by the British script … Continued

A new form of Collaboration: Immersive Experiences Redefined

In this blog, we’re exploring an emerging kind of interdisciplinary collaboration, and how similar kinds of highly iterative, agile workflow could benefit the wider creative sector. This article is less focussed on the outputs of our R&D processes, and more about how we worked together as a collective of production studios and researchers. In late … Continued

Knowledge and research based in practice: ways of knowing and articulation

Considering practice-based-research through anecdotal experiences across academia, museums and archival practices While doing research for my PhD thesis at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University in 2019 I was in discussion with my then Director of Studies, Dr Natalie Garrett Brown who suggested I use the term ‘practice-informed-research’ rather than the more … Continued

Compassionate Interviewing Techniques for Creative Knowledge Exchange: In Discussion with True Crime Practitioners

Megan Lupton is a PhD candidate at De Montfort University investigating the ethics of true crime content. As part of her research, she conducted semi-structured interviews with true crime practitioners to understand how they navigate ethical dilemmas associated with their genre. The knowledge exchange between Megan, the researcher, and the interviewees was a surprising yet … Continued