Using arts and creativity as evidence: Findings from Representing Dennistoun, 26th Nov 2016

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Using arts and creativity as evidence: Findings from Representing Dennistoun 

26th November 2015, 2-4 pm at Glasgow Centre for Population Health

Representations of places with poor health such as the east end of Glasgow are often partial, negative and top-down. Participatory creative arts can provide a space to illuminate the everyday contexts through which people strive to maintain good health and wellbeing. They can also give a voice to those who have been silenced.

We are inviting you to a workshop to discuss the role of arts and creativity as forms of evidence to tackle inequality and their potential in informing health related policy, service development and promoting social action. Findings will be presented by Pete Seaman and Claire Mckechnie-Mason from the ARHC’s
Representing Dennistoun project which seeks to explore existing representations of Glasgow’s east end and the lives lived there. It seeks to bring forward new representations that reflect the contemporary experience and aspirations of an east end community.

The event will be held at the Glasgow Centre for Population Health and will be an early opportunity to hear the research findings and meet and engage with colleagues interested in exploring the potential of participatory creative practice as a form of knowledge and action.

Please note places are limited to 30 people. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Carol Frame by latest 29th October 2015.

For further details of the research, visit the project website.

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