Cultural project films
Below is a selection of short project films that detail some of the cultural projects and activities happening across King's. Information about further projects can be found here. For past cultural project films, see the YouTube channel.
The scheme provides researchers from across all faculties at King’s College London with the support and funding to establish a collaborative and innovative project with a cultural sector or technology industry partner in their area of research. The scheme is designed as a response to a question many PhD students and Early Career Researchers face: ‘How can I make my research have an impact beyond academia?’. This vdieo, filmed and edited by Elena Pope, documents the 2017 ECRs showcase - a presentation of the projects that have resulted from the Collaborative scheme for Early Career Researchers.
Early Career Researchers Scheme at King's Cultural Institute from Elena Popa.
Testing the hypothesis that there may be beneficial learning, social and cultural outcomes for primary school children and their families when they receive their full time education in a museum setting, as well as benefits for museums.
Persona non data
Can we really capture the essence of our daily lives through data? Persona non data was an installation commissioned by King’s for the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House. The installation used the latest facial recognition software to show visitors the abundance of data created by their visit to the exhibition, and gave them the opportunity to decide if they wanted to release their data into the exhibition and thus be visualised as part of the art work.
Building upon previous research on the use of theatre to improve democratic participation of people with learning difficulties and disabilities in society, this project – run by Face Front Inclusive Theatre – responds to concerns in education and adult services around transition planning and implementation.
This project explores 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, which has recently witnessed a rapid expansion in its cultural and museum initiatives, the project focuses on the challenges of curating in a transcultural milieu and on issues of audience engagement and inclusion.
64 Million Artists is a major national campaign to unlock the creativity of everyone in Britain and aims to answer the question: How might we all become everyday artists. It aims to encourage mass participation in artistic practice, and shifts focus away from ‘great art for everyone’ to ‘great art by, with and for everyone’.
Parallel Practices is a pilot project of residencies, partnering makers and medical professionals, led by the Culture at King’s College London and the Crafts Council. Through these residencies, the project aimed to demonstrate the mutual benefits and value of collaboration between biomedical scientists and craft makers.
African Diaspora Artists in the 21st Century aims to promote greater understanding and appreciation of the work of artists of the African diaspora working in the UK today through a new archive of filmed interviews with a range of contemporary British artists with links to the African diaspora. The interviews focus in detail on the artistic strategies, concerns and motivations of these artists in the production of their work often in the setting of their studios.
Here Academic Lead Dr Lisa Kingstone and project curator Professor Paul Goodwin talk about the genesis of this project: