Research has been a key driver in the University’s partnership in Coventry City of Culture – including during the last year, despite the challenges of lockdown and home working. In the last three years, Warwick researchers have carried out more than 60 new research projects - working in diverse ways and settings with a wide range of organisations, artists and communities.
With so much going on at Warwick with City of Culture, we've put together a brief roundup below to highlight everything that is happening and how you can be involved.
This session offers two perspectives on the relationships between the city and creativity in order to broaden understandings of the City of Culture designation. Victoria Barker (CBiS, Coventry University) presents the approach and findings of a University Partnership funded investigation into Coventry place and creative identity, tracing how an artistically-engaged approach can offer new understandings of both research and subject (Coventry Creates project Cov Made Me). Emily Hopkins (Royal Holloway, University of London) shares perceptions of the City of Culture identity itself gathered during the build-up phase, and sets out how these fit into the wider conceptual understandings and critiques of Cities of Culture.