Charlotte Gould

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Research interests

Through her practice Charlotte Gould explores the potential for open interactive installations in digitally mediated public spaces and she has developed a number of artworks using urban screens. She is a visual communicator working with digital and tangible media, exploring audience participation, open interactivity, immersion, augmented reality and 360°environments. She has developed a number of mixed reality systems to prompt play and interaction across social and cultural boundaries. She examines audience agency, testing the boundaries of open interactive systems, to offer opportunity for diverse audiences to co-create artworks through the development of unique narratives. Through her research Charlotte tests the potential for mixed reality environments to promote public engagement, looking at how this can impact on culture, changing the way we engage in the urban environment and contribute to a collective memory and sense of place. She has developed 360° mixed reality video installations which engage participants through non-linear narrative with issues such as sustainabilty and health and well being. Charlotte has exhibited her work internationally including in China, Australia with Urban Picnic and Peoples Screen and in Europe at MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona) where she had a three-month residency and exhibition (2011). She has delivered papers for international conferences with peer reviewed proceedings, journals and book chapters. 

Approach to teaching

Charlotte Gould uses her research practice to feed into and inform her teaching, developing external partnerships and networks with the creative community, professional bodies and the public sector. This creates partnerships of learning and ensures relevance, potentially making a difference locally, nationally and internationally. International partnerships include  “Experimental App Workshop” at University of Shanghai and  "Seven Ages of Man" at MACBA, with students from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. 

Charlotte teaches across all levels from undergraduate to post graduate taught and supervision. Research themes such as "play", "digital culture" and "interactivity" inform her teaching, supporting exploration of ideas and possibilities through the practical application of theory. Her teaching is largely studio based and through creative development she encourages reflective practice and collaborative learning approaches, using blended learning. This transforms experience into learning, supports independent learning and facilitates students to identify their interests and strengths through investigation and exploration. Visual Communication is explored through a playful and curious approach to ideas and media, integrating tangible and digital skills and approaches. 

Charlotte has a leading role in teaching and learning within the school and holds an HEA Senior Fellowship. Key to her ethos and role is enabling and facilitating staff and students in life long learning. 

Supervisory Interests

My PhD supervisory interests are in Digital Media Arts and Visual Communication. My specific research interests cover interactive storytelling, augmented reality, digital and tangible media,  open interaction, play, participation, immersive environments, virtual reality and 360 video, audience agency and sustainability.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Interactive Works for Urban Screens: A practice based study into building new ways of engaging communities in urban space through interactive artworks for urban screens, University of Salford

1 Jan 201131 Jul 2015

Award Date: 6 Jul 2015


  • NX Arts in general
  • Interaction
  • Immersive
  • participatory research
  • Extended reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • NC Drawing Design Illustration
  • experiential design
  • Interactivity
  • Play
  • public art
  • Drawing Research


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  • Chthulucene Hekateris

    Gould, C., 11 Mar 2024, In: TRACEY: Drawing and Visualisation. 17 , 1, p. 108-121

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Hekateris Dance

    Gould, C., 11 Mar 2024, (Accepted/In press).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

  • Chthulucene_Hekateris

    Gould, C., 18 May 2023.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Drawing Convergence: Becoming

    Gould, C., 27 Nov 2023, In: Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice. 8, 2, p. 267-279 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • RESET: MAR MENOR: Fuera de la vista, fuera de la mente

    Translated title of the contribution: RESET: MAR MENOR : Out of sight, out of mindSermon, P., Gould, C. & Ambrose, J., 1 Dec 2023, RESET MAR MENOR: Laboratorio De Imaginarias Para Un Paisaje En Crisis. Boj, C. & Diaz, D. (eds.). First ed. Valencia, Spain, p. 176-177 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterpeer-review