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Boosting resilient healthcare puffBOOSTING RESILIENT HEALTHCARE IN CHILDREN
This project explores whether illustrated books improve resilient thinking in children by investigating whether visual storytelling and character illustration can reduce levels of anxiety and depression.

Pictorial art puffPICTORIAL ART IN SIERRA LEONE
This project that explores the power of
art to inform participants and obtain consent for participating in an oral
health survey in Sierra Leone, Africa.

Weaving a new story puffWEAVING A NEW STORY
A collaborative project between the Department of Neuroimaging, artist Liz Finegold and the charity Cocoon Family Support investigating how mindful textile work can support mothers with post-natal depression. 

Dancing for health puffDANCING FOR HEALTH
This project, in collaboaration with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, aims to develop tools to capture the impact of dance for people who have experienced an acquired brain injury (ABI) or stroke.

 

Radical opera puffRADICAL OPERA: DIDO &...
To bring radically new meaning to a play is a virtue, to do it to a musical score is sacrilege. But why? Why shouldn't musicians be as creative as actors? This project turned on its head the idea that opera may be inventive on stage, but not in the pit.

 

HPNoSS puffHOSPITAL PROJECT ON NOISE, SOUND AND SLEEP - HPNoSS
HPNoSS is a collaborative project that aims to provide a holistic understanding of sound in the hospital environment and the intimate relationship of noise to sleep, rest, treatment and recovery.

 

Co-ResearchCO-RESEARCHING FOR INNOVATION AND CHANGE
In collaboration with the NCCPE this scheme will explore and support innovative approaches to co-research between King’s academics and our partners in the arts, culture and heritage sector.

 

Arts-in-Mind-Head-puffARTS IN MIND EDUCATION
Bringing together educators in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience with artists and cultural practitioners in order to explore creative, arts-based responses to key educational priorities in the faculty.

 

Arts-in-Mind-Head-puffARTS IN MIND INNOVATION
Bringing together academics from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience with artists and arts organisations to develop innovative new conversations and collaborations in the healthcare sector.

 

Nursing the image puffNURSING THE IMAGE
A photographic project that explores how ‘care’ is represented within the institution and in the media through artist-led workshops that use recent research addressing issues of stress and burnout in mental health nursing.

 

org resilienceVIDEO GAMES & ORGANISATIONAL RESILIENCE IN HEALTHCARE
This innovative collaboration asks how video games can impact practitioners’ approach to safety in hospitals and increase organisational resilience.

 

Dance for healthDANCE WORKSHOPS FOR COPD PATIENTS
This project asks whether dance can be used as an alternative to conventional exercise interventions for people with lung disease and improve uptake, enjoyment and benefits of exercise.

 

Garment+GARMENT+
This project tests the role of fashion as a vehicle for positive well-being in patients with musculoskeletal conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, who often have difficulty dressing due to pain, stiffness, fatigue, and restricted joint mobility.

 

psychosis 2IS IT NORMAL TO BE PSYCHOTIC?Developing an immersive art installation to increase public awareness of what it is like to experience psychotic symptoms (hearing voices, having visions, believing others are trying to harm you).

 

MRI puffMRI SPACE SHUTTLE
This project addresses the challenge of acquiring MRI scans of young children and vulnerable populations by transforming a medical environment into
a more appealing, friendly space.

Going digital puffGOING DIGITAL
This project communicates the possibilities of digital communication for both clinicians and young people with long term health conditions in accessing healthcare.

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.

ByMeWShakespeareBY ME WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
By Me William Shakespeare: A Life in Writing was a unique exhibition that showcased a collection of the most important documents relating to Shakespeare, including his will.

ReAssure LogoRE-ASSURE
A project team from King’s Improvement Science is working with a writer and animator to develop a short film to help women to share their safety concerns about life threatening illness and enabling maternity response.

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.

Utopia_Green_PuffUTOPIA 2016
A season of imagination and possibility celebrating the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's inspirational text, Utopia. Artists, designers, provocateurs and thinkers are experimenting with how we might live, make, work and play.

KCC-puff-sizeKING'S CULTURAL CHALLENGE
The King’s Cultural Challenge summons the collective and individual creative-brain power of King’s students, inspiring debate, reflection and generating original ideas for how art and culture can positively transform the world.

APPGPuffAPPG ARTS, HEALTH AND WELLBEING INQUIRY
King’s College London is undertaking an Inquiry in collaboration with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG).

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

s400puffSHAKESPEARE400
A consortium of leading cultural, creative and educational institutions together creating a season of events during 2016 to celebrate four hundred years of Shakespeare. 

ArtsHealthImageINNOVATION IN ARTS, HEALTH AND WELLBEING
A new programme with Breathe Arts Health Research that will explore how
the arts can enhance health and wellbeing in clinical and care settings. 

 hopper puffFED UP: THE FUTURE OF FOOD
The second pre-opening season from Science Gallery London explores our relationship with food, opening up new ways of thinking in collaboration with scientists, artists, makers and performers.

 

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.

BodyPoliticBODY POLITIC
Dance Umbrella’s strand of debates focusing on key cultural issues affecting dance and performance. This live and online discussion will examine the role of art in international relations and in fabricating identity.

DNAted_Makerversity_PuffDNATED
DNAted is a participatory installation commissioned especially for the King's Arts & Humanities Festival, this year dedicated to the theme of fabrication. It is a data-driven organic sculpture built up of user-created pieces of DNA.

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.

Ben Uri 224x135BEN URI: OUT OF CHAOS
Ben Uri Gallery & Museum celebrate its centenary year with the exhibition exploring 100 years of émigré history through its eminent art collection, looking to forge future conversations about the relationship between immigration and art.

Magruder puff 224x135MAGRUDER: (DE)CODING THE APOCALYPSE
An exhibition investigating our enduring fascination with the Book of Revelation, updating and interrogating both its positive and negative aspects.

bainbridge-gennART AND LIFE: THE PAINTINGS OF BERYL BAINBRIDGE
A journey through the creative life and oeuvre of Beryl Bainbridge, who was best known as a writer, but was also a highly accomplished visual artist.

anxiety-festival 224x135MUSEUM OF WATER
An immersive exhibition in the atmospheric underground spaces of Somerset House. Amy Sharrocks invites you to consider our relationship with the most precious liquid the world has to
offer.

joy of influence 224x135THE JOY OF INFLUENCE
Well-known journalists are interviewed, mainly by novelists, about their favourite fictional work. The events aim to examine the region where fiction and non-fiction writing blends and cross-fertilises.

   454x276400x243DEREK JARMAN: PANDEMONIUM
An immersive exhibition that celebrates the life and work of this truly innovative and multi-faceted artist - one of the most important creative practitioners of
his generation.

Berger398x272JOHN BERGER: ART AND PROERTY NOW
Bringing together unseen highlights from John Berger’s personal archive, with artworks connected to his
life as a storyteller, artist and critic. 

Photo51-224x135PHOTO 51: FROM DNA TO THE BRAIN
From the first glimpse of DNA, the exhibition, public events and science demonstrations explored how DNA lets science see the structures, processes
and beauty of the developing brain.

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WELCOME TO HAPPY REDOUBT
Visit the last outpost of a post-apocalyptic world in the wake of a technological meltdown. This interactive encampment and events allowed visitors to create and trade artefacts, gain skills for a new world and help shape a new future.

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PLANT SCIENCE
A site-specific performance and installation that created an evocative three-room installation in response to the university’s abandoned Plant Sciences Department laboratories in Herne Hill.

SalgadoSEBASTIÃO SALGADO
This exhibition of pieces by Sebastião Salgado offered a rare opportunity to see the work of the world’s most important social-documentary photographer. 

DayanitaSinghDAYANITA SINGH: MONUMENTS OF KNOWLEDGE
The inaugural exhibition at the Inigo Rooms, King’s College London opened with Dayanita Singh’s photographic project Monuments of Knowledge.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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. 

Trespass-puffTRESPASS
Trespass: an exploration of human behaviour is the first phase of Shobana Jeyasingh's exploration of human behaviour, intelligent environments and the choreographic process.

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.

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.

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.

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

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MAGGI HAMBLING:
WAR REQUIEM & AFTERMATH
A survey of new and recent work by     artist Maggi Hambling encompassing painting, sculpture, installation and film, and including talks with King's academics.

about-pBEYOND PERFORMANCE: 
THE ART OF MAJOR EVENTS

A cultural enquiry looking at the role of culture in major events, and exploring how expertise and knowledge from the 2012 Cultural Olympiad can be shared nationally and internationally. 

CYP-puffCHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
A cultural enquiry which explores the various ways in which successive governments have sought to provide access to the arts for young people, with lessons learned for the future.

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

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' in the Strand, accessible through digital modelling. 

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. 

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

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

tgamesabout-puffTRANSLATION GAMES
Collaborations between translators, artists, curators and scholars raise awareness of the important role of translation as a transformative concept for the arts, for language learning and for the UK's creative sector. 

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. .

(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.

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.  

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

 

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

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.

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


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.

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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