Research

Research plays a critical role in the Creative Exchange. 

Firstly the Universities leading this project (Lancaster, Newcastle and Royal College of Art) are undertaking research directly on new forms of knowledge exchange. This involves developing, testing and evaluating new approaches to knowledge exchange. These new approaches range from innovative workshop activities right up to a new type of PhD programme. We are especially interested in new forms of interaction that facilitate research projects with Arts and Humanities academics this involve collaboration with external partners in the private and public sector.

The second facet of the research in CX concerns the nature of digital public space and how collaboration between Arts and Humanities academics, companies and public sector partners and a new type of PhD student can develop this emerging area of research. We are running a number of short, intense research projects running for a few months with academics from the Arts and Humanities, SMEs and researchers from CX. These short projects are complimented by the longer 3 year projects undertaken by the 20 creative exchange PhD students, these range from digital prototyping, to big data in digital public space to digital-analogue maker culture.

All this research respond to the digital public space and the industry-led topics of:

  1. Public Service Innovation and Democracy
  2. Making the Digital Physical
  3. Performance, Liveness and Participation
  4. Stories, Archives and Living Heritage
  5. Rethinking Working Life
  6. Building social communities

 

Join us on Sat 19 Sep to create a collaborative multimedia map of Lboro market

31st Aug 2015
MapYourMarket is part of Market Town, a series of new commissions and critical debate that sets out to re-imagine the future of Loughborough’s high streets led by Radar, LU Arts and Charnwood Arts, in partnership with Love Loughborough and Charnwood borough Council. The programme is supported using public funding by...

Help us find Lancaster's hidden gems!

2nd Aug 2015
Complete our five-minute survey about your favourite urban walks in Lancaster for the chance to win one of ten £10 Amazon vouchers. This summer we have started a to work on Paths of Desire. Together we are exploring the role of cartography in the digital age, challenging conventions around digital cartography, seeking...

The New Cloud Atlas

8th Jul 2015
The New Cloud Atlas is a global effort to map each data place that makes up the cloud in an open and accountable way. As an outcome of the Walk in the Park project, the Atlas was developed by CX PhD student Ben Dalton, geospatial developer, Tim Waters, and the design...

Visualising the lamp post sign

17th Jun 2015
Despite the availability of 24 items of planning data, only 6 items are currently used and none of these are visual. The majority of content within existing signs covers the legal framework and provides the public an overview of how to contact the planning department. This is to comply within the...

Interactive documentary 'Red Tales' launched

14th Jun 2015
Unique, interactive documentary explores the secret life of our Red Squirrel through the eyes of the British public. Led by researchers at Newcastle University’s Open Lab in partnership with Red Squirrels Northern England and conservation charity Wildscreen, Red Tales is the first interactive documentary of its kind, bringing together red squirrel...