October 25, 2017

New “Graphic Futures” project

A new exciting project related to GNC to start soon.

Graphic futures is a project in collaborative authorship based at the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University. The project aim is to use techniques from graphic fiction in order to explore how social futures are created in the now. As well as getting creative to co-produce our own kinds of comic strips, participants will reflect throughout on the extent to which the creative process brings a different perspective to our existing research methods. Visiting Professor in Graphic Fiction, Benoît Peeters, guides the project across the academic year in conjunction with Rebecca Braun and Emily Spiers, who are heading up the Creative Futures strand at ISF.

The project will culminate in an exhibition and poster session in May 2018 that documents the process of working across disciplinary boundaries and outside our comfort zones. Research Associates Claire Dean (High Wire Doctocal Training Centre) and Ines Gregori Labarta (English Literature and Creative Writng) are helping run the sessions and document the methods development.

Team members: Liz Brewster (Medical School), Andy Darby (Computing & Communications), Catherine Easton (Law), Erika Fülöp (Languages & Cultures), Charlie Gere (Contemporary Arts), Tajinder Hayer (Creative Writing), Joe Deville (Sociology /Management School), Astrid Nordin (Politics), Richard Tutton (Sociology), Johnny Unger (Linguistics)

Information source: Rebecca Braun