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Posts Tagged ‘CISHeW’

Towards a Microsociality of Austerity

On 14th April Gareth Williams, Eva Elliott and Ellie Byrne spoke at a conference held at Cardiff University. Hosted by Valerie Walkerdine and David Studdert, Towards a Microsociality of Austerity explored ways of thinking about and using micro-social approaches to community-based studies.
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New Appointments

CISHeW has recently made two appointments. Maddy Phillips has a background in drama and theatre and has started a PhD linked to the Representing Communities project. Maddy will be looking at the role of arts practitioners in the policy making process, focusing on North Merthyr and Dennistoun. Gareth Thomas has been appointed as Research Associate for a GIS project in North Merthyr. (more…)

Connected Communities Festival 2014

CISHeW has been successful in winning funds of over £56k for public engagement at the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities Festival in July 2014. The festival will showcase the diverse range of projects in the Connected Communities programme and is being held in Cardiff this year.

Our Representing Communities project will be involved in several activities and events which we hope will demonstrate our approach and methodologies as well as provoking discussion about some of the issues we are exploring. We are working with National Theatre Wales to hold an ‘Assembly’, which is a performance debate around a particular question, in our case study area of Butetown. We are also holding a ‘mobile exhibition’ of banners old and new, marching from Cardiff city centre to Cardiff Bay and ending in Butetown, along with singing and dance performances. We also have an interactive project stand where each case study will display films or other media relating to their community.

The festival takes place on 1-2 July 2014 at St David’s Hotel as well as some virtual and ‘fringe’ locations.

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Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Wellbeing (CISHeW) is a new research institute within Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.

Building upon a legacy of methodologically innovative multi-disciplinary research, we are developing adventurous methods for engagement and partnership in the social sciences, arts, humanities and community development.

Our projects focus on social action, policy dialogue, the dynamic nature of health and wellbeing, and social justice. We often take a collaborative approach to our research, working alongside civil society groups and community members, service providers, artists and policy makers.