May 12, 2018

Graphic stories: community well-being & social connectedness

The latest ReOPeN-linked project is a graphic vignette booklet about community well-being and social connectedness:

The booklet was created by artist Len Grant, who applied a technique of graphic ethnography and sketching, in collaboration with the community of and around Haslingden, Haslingden Resident advisors (Dawn Vear, Jennifer Shilliday, Lisa Bloor and Gemma Shingler), Kayt Horsley (Lancashire City Council), researchers from Lancaster University (Dr Emma Halliday and Dr Natasa Lackovic), and the University of Liverpool (Dr Glenn Simpson).

The project was funded by The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, North West Coast (NHR CLAHRC NWC).

This is only the beginning…The booklet continues its life in various forms, to interact with communities in the UK and wider. The booklet image, page 5: copyrights @LenGrant 2018