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2nd May, 2018

Hackademia 3.0 – The 5x5x5 Culture Hack

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2nd May, 2018
10.00 - 16.00
The Lift
45 White Lion Street
London N1 9PW

Hackademia 3.0 – 5x5x5 Culture Hack

For Early Career Researchers across all disciplines, Creative SMEs and Artists

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 10.30am – 4pm (10am registration)


Hackademia 5x5x5 Culture Hack is being designed to create a playful space for TCCE Early Career Researchers as well as Artists and Creative SMEs to:

  • Reflect on and learn about collaboration and its role in both research impact and the development of artistic and research practice
  • Gain insight into collaboration methodologies and values
  • Create a pop-up resources map of the collaborative activity in the group
  • Pitch ideas for collaborative projects or partnerships, small or large
  • Meet representatives from funding bodies, expand networks and meet potential mentors and critical friends.

The day will be a mix of talks, preparatory workshops and pitches. Please come prepared to give a short pitch (3 minutes maximum) on your idea. We will be asking attendees to draft up a short synopsis ‘no more than 50 words on a postcard’ upon arrival. A selection group on the day will then solicit pitches from 5 researchers, 5 artists and 5 arts or creative organisations. Whilst we are open to all ideas, we have identified 3 themes here below that have particularly high currency amongst funding and policy bodies.

  • Connected Communities / Digitally Connected Citizens
  • Innovations in Health and Social care
  • Sustainability / Resilience

We encourage wide ranging and creative interpretation of these themes.

Throughout the day we will be joined by speakers including Professor Robert Hampson (Royal Holloway, University of London) who will talk about Research and the Wider Cultural Ecology, Liz Hill (Arts Professional), Mark Prest (Founding Director – Portraits of Recovery (PORe), who will talk about his collaborative project Reveal: Coming Out Visually, Pam Johnson (Senior Partnerships Officer Arts Council England) and Dr Joanna Dunster (Portfolio Manager: Research Careers and Training, Arts and Humanities Research Council). Representatives from TCCE partner universities will also be joining us including: Dr Mark Gray(Director of Knowledge Transfer, Middlesex University), Dr Natalie Crozier (Head of Team, Academic Enterprise, Research and Enterprise City University), Ian Gibbs (Lead on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, City University). They will in particular be scouting for potential collaborations to support with mentoring, support in kind or possibly even seed funding.

Notes for would-be attendees. Please note:

  • Researchers MUST be affiliated with a TCCE member HEI – check here.
  • Limited availability allocated on a first come, first served basis and will be assigned in equal number between researchers and creatives.
  • Please note that we will apply a £50 cancellation fee to those who book and do not attend (we will, however, take cancellations up to 48 hours before the event).

Hackademia is a series developed by TCCE that sets out to bring together our early career researchers with the arts, cultural and creative sectors and to encourage knowledge-building and sharing about the value of collaboration, public engagement and the wider potential role of the university in contemporary society, culture and economy. For more information about our work, please visit

A full agenda will be circulated to attendees in the week before the event.

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