The Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities

The Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities (CAMC) contributes to the Creative Cultures research theme. CAMC examines how the arts help us process the past and live well in the present. The Centre’s community of researchers explores historical, social and political dimensions of cultural production through academic and practice-based research. Its researchers employ diverse methods, practices and critical theories to explore and exploit the value of creativity in how we understand, connect and transform communities, enrich individual lives and, in doing so, create better futures. CAMC is deeply local, and our members actively work to enrich and promote Coventry’s museums, galleries and heritage sites as well as fostering community health, mobility and access to creative and cultural productions.

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Art and design ranks in the top 10% for research impact

CAMC and CPC had great success in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Carolina Rito

Watch the inaugural lecture delivered by Critical Practices Theme lead and Professor of Creative Practice research, Carolina Rito. ‘A Case for the Curatorial. The Practice of Knowledge Production in the Arts.’

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Carolina Rito

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Juliet Simpson

Watch the inaugural lecture delivered by CAMC Research Director and Cultural Memory theme lead, Professor Juliet Simpson. ‘Potent Relics: Art and Memory Matters’

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