A one-day symposium exploring and sharing practice-based research in art, architecture & design that uses socially engaged or participatory methods. This programme brings together artists, researchers, curators and writers to ask:
How do socially engaged and participatory methods offer different understandings of what research can be?
What sort of outcomes do they produce?
How can this work be documented, and shared in ways that acknowledge the collaborative and dialogic nature of the research?
What sort of challenges come with socially engaged and participatory research for the researcher and the participant?

A day of inspiration filled with talks, discussions, workshops and events.

Keynote speakers:
Sophie Hope, Anthony Schrag, R.M. Sánchez-Camus, Vanessa Marr, Claire Staunton, Torange Khonsari, Gil Mualem-Doron, Sarah Akigbogun and Unit 38

Workshops, activities and visits:
–Special tour of Socially Engaged Arts Space (SEAS) Brighton exhibition Queering Nature, led by Pacheanne Anderson
– One on one mentoring with artist Lady Kitt
– Drop-in self-led duster making activity with artist Vanessa Marr
– Visit Quiet Down There in residence with their laundrette project
– Leap then Look present a film about their recent arts education practice
Roundtable discussions with practitioners and researchers:
(1) Practice-based research, and the problematics of participation
(2) Institutions, access and inclusion
(3) Co-creating spaces and places of encounter

Co-hosted and supported by School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering, School of Art & Media, Experimental Design Practices Research and Enterprise Group (ExDP REG) at University of Brighton, and Brighton Centre for Contemporary Art.
Period20 May 2022
Event typeConference
LocationBrighton, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational