The Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement (CREATURE) hosts a range of active interdisciplinary researchers who are engaging in research projects focusing on the creative arts, its practice, cultural impact and societal engagement.
Research projects and funding, 2020–21
- Transformation Fund, London Metropolitan University: £3,678.40 to support the development of the Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement (CREATURE) in its first year.
Investigators: Prof Wessie Ling, Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso
Research group 1: Transcultural Exchanges and Networks
- Strategic Priorities Fund, London Metropolitan University: £4,985 for Multicultural Art Institutions at the Crossroads
Partner: Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art.
Principal Investigator: Prof Wessie Ling
- Rescaling Fund, London Metropolitan University: £2,500 for Now What? Decolonising Histories of Art and Architecture, an international workshop on the subject of decolonising curricula in the history of architecture.
Prinicpal Investigator: Ektoras Arkomanis
Research group 2: Public-Face
- Rescaling Fund, London Metropolitan University: £2,104 for Artichoke: The role of mass gatherings in reclaiming public spaces, a new research project investigating the value of mass cultural gatherings, the impact of COVID-19 and outdoor art post-pandemic.
Principal Investigator: Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso
- Rescaling Fund, London Metropolitan University: £2,187 for workshops to develop AHRC grant bid with Tate Modern.
Partner: Prof Paola Catenaccio, Milan University.
Principal Investigator: Torange Khonsari
Research group 3: Making Matters
- Transformation Fund, London Metropolitan University: £23,100 to support follow-on phases of the HomeGrownHouse project, investigating the supply and design dimensions of prospective regional solutions to the housing crisis in London and the south east of England through experimental and disruptive use of UK-grown timber and roundwood thinnings.
Partners: Nick Meech, Woodland Enterprise Centre; Dougal Driver, Grown in Britain.
Principal Investigator: Associate Prof George Fereday, with Prof Christian Frost