Our partners and projects

Members of London Met's Media, Culture and Creative Technologies Research Group have received external funding for the projects listed below:

  • Transnational Radio Encounters (TRE) (2013-2016) was funded by the EU’s Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA). Professor Peter Lewis was the Principle Investigator of Independent Project 5: Minority Radio: Social and Cultural Identities, in collaboration with colleagues in Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and Sunderland.
  • Radio Garden, launched in December 2016, is an output of TRE that commissioned the Amsterdam-based Studio Puckey to produce a platform that would digitally express the transnational radio experience. Professor Lewis is Co-Investigator in an application, led by the University of Sunderland, to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)’s Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme. If successful, the year-long project, Garden Paths: developing the impact of the Radio Garden, would start in November 2019 and involve collaboration with the BBC, the British Library and UNESCO. 
  • Lost Trades of Islington (2017-19) was funded by the Heritage FundProfessor Jenny Harding collaborated with Age UK Islington, Islington Local Heritage Centre, colleagues and students from London Metropolitan University and older Islington residents to produce digital oral histories reflecting on work in diverse local trades from 1936-94 
  • Worker Writers and Community Publishers (2014-) has involved Professor Jenny Harding working with colleagues from the TUC Library, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Syracuse and community writing groups to preserve the history of a social movement (1970s-2000s) via the creation of a digital archive and oral history interviews.  
  • Musical MC2 is a research project on screen musicals, involving Dr Karen McNally and colleagues at the University of Paris.
  • Elephant Computer Interaction (2013-), involving Fiona French, is an investigation of how technology can be used to create innovative environmental enrichment for captive elephants.
  • ZooJam (2016-), involving Fiona French, is a collaborative design in Game Jam style workshops for international colleagues – aiming to extend the reach of UX design beyond human experience in order to become inclusive of other species and their interactions with technology.
Four people sitting at a table with a laptop on it and two behind at a workshop in Copenhagen

Transnational Radio Encounters workshop on community radio archives, Copenhagen, May 2015

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Partners and projects photo gallery

 Perpignan workshop with Basque and Occitan radio broadcasters
7 people sitting and 1 standing around a table at a workshop in Perpignan


 Transnational Radio Encounters project team meet at the British Library
4 people from the Transnational Radio Encounters project team standing in a conference room with red chairs at the British Library