Nature and Sustainability

Arts and Humanities research on Covid-19 often has a bearing on environmental sustainability and the relationship between the individual and their natural environment

Research on how to help the creative industries weather the shocks of lockdowns has notably explored digital media as a low-carbon alternative to travel and designed digital platforms that enable new forms of virtual co-presence. Performance practitioners have also turned to outdoor performance and community arts networks and created place-based, environmentally-aware participatory performances.

Studies have also explored nature-based solutions to isolation and loneliness and highlighted how everyday activities such as creative walking and community gardening depend on local planning that facilitates the connection to the natural environment in urban areas and have the potential to foster grassroots environmental awareness for diverse and inclusive communities.

Projects

Application of Motion Capture Technology in Telematic and Virtual Dance Performance

A Framework for Long-Distance Remote Communication

Dr Dan Strutt
(Goldsmiths University)

Between environmental concerns and compliance

How does media messaging affect motivation and choice between disposable versus reusable face masks?

Professor Nathan Abrams
(Bangor University)

Collaborative solutions for the performing arts

A Telepresence Stage

Professor Paul Sermon
(University of Brighton)

Digital theatre transformation

A Case Study and Digital Toolkit for Small to Mid-Scale Theatres in England

Professor Pascale Aebischer
(University of Exeter)

Grading Gowns

Redesigning One-size PPE to Fit and Protect Female Health Workers More Effectively

Professor Katherine Townshend
(Nottingham Trent University)

Nature’s Way

Co-creating methods for innovating nature-based solutions for public health and green recovery in a post-COVID world

Dr Qian Sun
(Royal College of Art)

Reinventing the live event

Dr Sarah Pogoda
(Bangor University)

Walking publics / Walking arts

Walking, wellbeing, and community during COVID-19

Professor Dee Heddon
(University of Glasgow)