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AHRI Professional Development Workshops

The Arts & Humanities Research Institute (AHRI) provides a diverse range of professional development workshops for those researchers looking to develop skills in socially engaged research and / or to raise the profile of their research through communications and impact activities. We either use our in-house expertise to deliver these workshops or we source external experts. Previous workshops we have delivered include: ideas generation activities for innovative research projects, how to create successful podcasts, how to design effective festival activities, skills for facilitating successful research collaborations and video skills for researchers. Events and booking details will be added to this page over the year.


Upcoming events

Crafting A Circular Economy Virtual Workshop: Mapping

by Dr Lauren England & Julian Leedham 

This virtual mapping event is part of a series of fortnightly network meetings and workshops hosted by Dr Lauren England and Julian Leedham (aka Varioustudios). These events aim to bring together designers and makers to explore the challenges and opportunities of the circular economy. Please note, these events will form part of an academic research project conducted by Dr Lauren England at King's College London.

Our second virtual workshop will be held on the 15th May 2020 via zoom in 1hr sessions (repeated). Available times are: 10-11amand 12-1pm.

To facilitate an engaged discussion, we are limiting numbers to 20 participants per session.

At the start of each session we will introduce the research project and activities. For this workshop we are focusing on mapping resources (organisations, places, materials) that support the work of designers and makers. This will be followed by a group discussion about how the map and resources identified could be used to support collaboration and resource pooling/sharing between designers and makers.

As a follow up to this session, attendees will be sent a short (optional) survey that aims to understand how designers and makers engage with the circular economy and use their networks in relation to developing sustainable or circular products and businesses.

In later sessions we will be diving deeper into the issues and topics that attendees identify as areas of interest.

The joining information for the zoom meeting and links to these online activities will be provided to registered participants before the event.

For full details and to register for this event please visit the Eventbrite page.