These activities create not only a novel context for public engagement but also the opportunity for academics to think about new forms of teaching and knowledge exchange as a result.
Last year, we continued with our mini-festivals and designed, curated and delivered Women Walking: Histories, Movement and Mobilities, a mini-festival with over 300 attendees, across six sessions, over 3 days. The pandemic has changed how we live and work so much, and for many of us, walking has become even more integral to our day to day lives. We curated Women Walking to encourage wider discussion and engagement around the complex topic of women walking. Sessions included:
- In Conversation with Dr Kerri Andrews
- Sensory Perspectives
- Walking to Greenham: Women’s Bodies in Motion Across Art and Activism
- Walking, Creativity, and Covid19
- Untold Stories and Hidden Histories – Walking to Understand
- Writing and Walking
Inside Out Festival
We established our Inside Out Festival in 2008 as a means of bringing research to wider publics. The festival ran for almost a decade and it gave all TCCE network members the opportunity to collaborate with many cultural organisations in London to produce a wonderful series of talks, walks, workshops, debates, concerts, hackathons, exhibitions, installations and flash-mobs each year.
Some of those we collaborated with over those years included: Freud Museum, The British Academy, The National Portrait Gallery, RSA, Editorial Intelligence, Tate Britain and Somerset House. Times Higher Education was our regular media partner.
The Inside Out Archive can be found here.
Walking the City
Our research communities are continually at the forefront of generating fresh and compelling knowledge about many facets of our city and urban life. Walking the City is a TCCE initiative that aims to take that amazing research and knowledge beyond the academy, out of the lecture theatre and onto the streets, bringing to wider attention some of the outstanding work taking place in our universities.
Walks have taken place throughout the city in areas as diverse as: Harsleden, Mayfair, Bloomsbury, Shoreditch, Stepney Green and Stratford. We have taken a break whilst we have been delivering other projects Walking the City will be back soon.
Here are the Walking the City archives for 2016, 2015, 2014.