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BBD PND 1PERSONA NON DATA
A new art installation as part of the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House, the work visualised how much data we create by everything we do and whether we can capture the essence of our daily lives through data.

multilingual creativityMULTILINGUAL CREATIVITY
The project built on existing work in the area of 'multilingual creativity' already taking place in universities, schools, and arts & cultural organisations aiming to help young people recognise, develop and benefit from their plurilingual skills.

Garden of AssamPERFORMANCE AND TRANSMISSION IN THE GARDEN OF ASSAM
A collaboration between King's Department of Music and the British Museum on a 17th-century Vrindavani Vastra tapestry showing traditional dance dramas of Assam.

networkPuffSTORYVERSE
Storyverse was an artist-led, co-curated storytelling project and web-based platform that aimed to empower communities and artists to make, share, and spread stories.

Be-PerfectARE YOU FEELING BETTER YET?
Part of the UTOPIA season, this project placed artists with students from across the health faculties to look at how far the world of health is a utopian enterprise in itself and how healthy individuals - and societies - can be realised through its visionary disciplines.

Face for Dental HumanitiesCLINICAL HUMANITIES FOR DENTAL UNDERGRADUATES
A new pilot module, Clinical Humanities for Dental Undergraduates to support the undergraduate Batchelor of Dentistry Science clinical teaching.

Interfaces bridging the gapINTERFACES
Interfaces explored the disconnect or gap between the diverse art organisations in the Hackney areas of Mare Street and the area around Here East in the Olympic Park and parts of the local community.

Building the Museum of HomelessnessBUILDING THE MUSEUM OF HOMELESSNESS
A new cultural space and community dedicated to exploring the challenges surrounding homelessness and its depictions in culture and society.

last-judgement-of-all-kings2PERFORMING UTOPIA
A collaborative, student-led adaptation and performance of a one-act utopian play from the French Revolution, The Last Judgement of All Kings under the direction of Simon Hatab, dramaturge at Opéra de Paris.

cellsTHE MESSENGER
The Messenger is a play devised and performed by Limbik Theatre Company. It addresses the issue of organ donation for transplantation in the hopes of changing audience members' attitudes towards such pressing issues.

33000 Everyday Artists project badges33,000 EVERYDAY ARTISTS
33,000 Everyday Artists at King’s aims to unlock the potential of staff, students and faculty through embedding an ‘everyday culture of creativity’ across the university.

My Primary School is at the Museum Tate Liverpool drawingMY PRIMARY SCHOOL IS AT THE MUSEUM
Testing the hypothesis that there may be beneficial learning and social outcomes for primary school children and their families if their primary school is located in a museum.

jmljourneyspuff-224YOUR JEWISH MUSEUM
Journeys - how do we trace, interpret
and represent them? The second of three crowd-sourced exhibitions run in collaboration with the Dept of Theology & Religious Studies at King's and the Jewish Museum. 

Keywords logo white-224x135KEYWORDS
How can artists and academics learn new approaches from each other regarding research into 'keywords' as a basis for their work? This project explores innovative ways of archiving keyword entries, making connections between words and definitions.

Garden of AssamPERFORMANCE AND TRANSMISSION IN THE GARDEN OF ASSAM
In 2016 the British Museum will display a 17th-century Vrindavani Vastra tapestry that shows traditional dance dramas of Assam. A conference on the topic will take place in June 2016.

Rice paddy and rice farmingREIMAGINING WATER FUTURES
Developing new ideas and communicating complex scientific messages on sustainability, equity and social justice in the use, allocation and stewardship of water by bringing together academics, artists and science writers.

CMAP-participatory-mappingREIMAGINING THE CITY
Looking at the cultural advocacy and sustainable urban development in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, from marginalised informal settlements to inclusive sustainable urbanisation in a way which might offer a development model for the cities of the global South.

Artist & Empire poster Tate smallestPARALLEL PERSPECTIVES
Challenges of curating visual cultures in contemporary transnational contexts. British Library, Tate Britain and V&A address questions of representation, post-colonial legacies, institutional histories, and the status of objects in histories.

Astana Opera Kazakhstan image from ShutterstockCULTURAL INSTITUTIONS AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT IN KAZAKHSTAN
Creating an illustrative report exploring cultural institutions and policy development in Kazakhstan aimed at stimulating international collaboration with cultural counterparts.

multilingual creativityMULTILINGUAL CREATIVITY
The project builds on existing work in the area of “multilingual creativity” already taking place in universities, schools, and arts & cultural organisations aiming to help young people recognise, develop and benefit from their plurilingual skills.

things we keep puff dkTHINGS WE KEEP
Why do expatriates keep certain objects while leaving others behind in the process of moving from their home country to Britain? Exploring the narrative behind what we keep and why in new exhibition. 

exploring eggsEXPLORING EGGS
Opening up dialogue between artists and academics using the symbolism of eggs in the work of Samuel Beckett as a starting point to inspire new work.

The Nightingale Home and Training School for Nurses, St. Thomass Hospital, c. 1900. With permission from the Wellcome Library, London puffFROM MATRONS TO MICROBES
A creative exploration of the role of the British nurse in controlling hospital infection before 1970. 

SlutWalk ComicTHE SLUTWALK COMIC PROJECT
How has the anti-rape movement SlutWalk travelled globally since 2011, and what are its key aims, goals and strategies?

PepysEstate-mappuffPEPYS ESTATE
How do histories of decolonisation and the welfare state meet at the Pepys Estate in Deptford? The Pepys Estate in south London is an astonishing place where two historical moments intersect: decolonisation and welfare state housing.

ADayInTheLife logoHIDDEN CHALLENGES
This project aims to improve public understanding of autism spectrum disorder in young people by producing engaging visual illustrations to depict their day to day life.

Gesture Lab at Shakespeare's GlobeGESTURE LAB
How does gesture create meaning on the Renaissance stage, and how do we understand that meaning today? Gesture Lab looks at the performance of shaming gestures on the Renaissance stage. 

JethroBrice.com-puffPASSION AND RESISTANCE!
Creative expression workshops for grassroots youth workers. The project aims to create a unique opportunity for youth workers by combining ideas from youth work practice and creative practice and research.

KnittedDNApuffKNITTED GENETIC LANDSCAPE
Raising awareness of inherited genetic conditions and the challenges that families’ face in communicating genetic risk information to their children through the creation of a knitted genetic landscape.

Interactive SoundzINTERACTIVE SOUND(Z)
Introducing young musicians to new interactive digital sound technologies through a series of workshops towards creating their own sound landscape.

networkPuffEARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS SCHEME
Providing ECRs from across King's with the funding and support to develop a collaborative and innovative project with
a cultural sector partner in their area of research.

CLASHKING'S CLASH FELLOWSHIPS
Providing King's fellowships on the AHRC-funded Collaborative Learning in the Arts, Society and the Humanities
scheme. 

Augmented reality technology in use at the Courtauld GalleryA THIRD PERSON PERSPECTIVE
A novel application of augmented reality technology to investigate accessibility of cultural spaces in the context of the social model of disability. Part of the Cultural Space Programme.

cspevents-puffCULTURAL SPACE PROGRAMME
A programme which will explore new approaches to the development of
cultural organisations’ physical and
virtual spaces in ways which empower them and their audiences. 

vbathingevents-puffVIRTUAL BATHING PROGRAMME
Run in collaboration with the National Trust, this programme looks at how to make relatively unexplored sites, such as the hidden 'Roman Baths' on the Strand, accessible through digital modelling. 

cvfoof-puffSPIDER GIRLS
Using improvisation and games based on Chilean methods for devising theatre, students engaged in developing a script for a performance in collaboration with Young Vic and Head for Heights.

journey-of-jeans-puffJOURNEY OF JEANS
An info-graphic which explores the different connections and relationships embodied in the journey of a pair of 
jeans around the world

voicing-the-silence-Cropped-224x136VOICING THE SILENCE
An animated educational resource created from qualitative research data which explores maternity care experiences of women who were
sexually abused in childhood.

cfvtitle-puffCOMPASSION FOR VOICES
Compassion for Voices is an animated film designed to engage a non-academic audience with the compassionate approach to relating with voices. 

TranslationPlayspuffTRANSLATION PLAYS
Intercultural workshops enabled young people to interact creatively with the theatre translation process to see how they relate to different countries, experiment with language and develop ways to perform.

VAM-pink-puffHIDDEN TOIL AT THE V&A 
An interactive History Pin tour of the hidden labour of the slave trade, the enslaved, and domestic servants in the collections of the V&A including a series of bite-sized podcasts.

randomwalks1-puffRANDOM WALKS
Random Walks is a playful and interactive educational mobile phone app aimed at a young audience to engage and inspire curiosity in current scientific and mathematical concepts.

TV workshops puffINNOVATION WORKSHOPS FOR TV EXECUTIVES 
Workshops explored an innovative approach to creativity management.

learningmusicindustry puffLEARNING THE MUSIC BUSINESS: ACADEMIC PROVISION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATION 
This project mapped the uneven discourse of music industry education in collaboration with UK Music, the British music industry’s key policy group. .

64-Million-Artists-rev64 MILLION ARTISTS
A national campaign to unlock the creativity of everyone in Britain, which uses a simple, fun and free process: Do, Think and Share to support people
who’d like to get creative.

empathy-and-riskEMPATHY AND RISK
This project explored the potential for collaboration around the themes of empathy and risk across the participants skill sets and disciplines through a series of practical workshops.

brightfieldBRIGHTFIELD
Brightfield exists as an online space to provoke and collate diverse responses to ‘brightfield’ sites and will curate a programme of interactive events including audio tours of these sites of meaning.

syrian voices in londonSYRIAN VOICES IN LONDON 
A project that explored the lived experiences and personal narratives of the ongoing Syrian civil war from the overlooked but invaluable perspective of Syrians living here in the UK.

Through A Wall Sketch by Alinah AzadehTHROUGH A WALL
The project attempted to break down the barriers that can divide communities who are dealing with conflict, both physical and socio-political, to see beyond the wall and engage with each other.

Through-A-WallBELIEF AND CONFLICT IN THE UK 
Three salons brought together artists, academics, activists and commentators to consider the role of art in exploring the relationship between belief and conflict in the UK.

Joining-the-dots224x135JOINING THE DOTS
A new support programme for entrepreneurial artists, promoters, producers and others working in independent music.

myfirstinclusiveballetpuff224x135MY FIRST INCLUSIVE BALLET
Produced in partnership with English National Ballet, resources including graphic symbols and synposes make ballet more accessible to children with learning difficulties and disabilities. 

parallel practices PUFFPARALLEL PRACTICES
A project partnering craft and medical professionals to demonstrate the mutual benefits and value of collaboration between biomedical scientists and craft makers.

AFRICAN DIASPORA ARTISTS
A project to review the history of Black Art, take stock of the present, galvanize existing networks, develop new projects and ask important questions about the future.  


STAGING TRANSITIONS
Responding to the timely concerns in education and adult services around transition planning and implementation for young people with learning difficulities and disabilities.

UNDERSTANDING CULTURAL CONSUMERS ONLINE 
Providing new insights into digital and online cultural consumption.

(RE)CREATING CULTURE
Exploring the shifting role of the curator within a transnational context and in light of the demands of a globalised post-colonial world, with a particular focus on the Gulf region.

CRITICISM NOW
Interrogating the nature of cultural criticism in the present day and exploring the potential for a more considered forum for interrogating culture more profoundly. 

 

CREOLIZING DANCE IN A GLOBAL AGE
Exploring the dynamics ‘creolization’ as a change maker in the dance world, in order to generate a new vocabulary for engagement, diversity and dance.

RWANDA IN PHOTOGRAPHS
The Rwanda in Photographs project contested and complicated the ways in which Rwanda has been represented internationally.

CARNIVAL FUTURES
Presenting four future scenarios for the Notting Hill Carnival, each produced through a collaboration between academia and cultural consumers, organisations and policy-makers.

EARLY DAYS OF A BETTER NATION
An interactive theatre performance that asks the audience to rebuild an imagined country following a civil war.

COLM CILLE'S SPIRAL
A contemporary re-imagining of ideas from the distant past spread by the sixth-century Irish monk Colm Cille, or St Columba, through the work of artists, writers and academics. 

TRANSLATION GAMES
Exploring collaborations between translators, artists, curators and scholars to develop creative solutions to raise awareness of the important role of translation as a transformative concept for the arts.

Carnie-Split-BrainBETWEEN: EMBODIMENT & IDENTITY
An exhibition that explored how personal identity has become embodied in a powerful landscape of anatomical imagery. 

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