Research Projects

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Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM)

COPIM is an international partnership of researchers, universities, librarians, open access book publishers and infrastructure providers. It is building community-owned, open systems and infrastructures to enable open access book publishing to flourish.


A Community-Centred Educational Model for developing Social Resilience (ACES): Playfulness towards an inclusive, safe and resilient society

In the ACES project, we are investigating the impact of transformative education through playful approaches and experiences towards developing social resilience, targeting young people in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia.


CreativeCulture 4.0

The project aims to broaden and extend the impact of experiential learning through play and gamification as a creative, emphatic and inclusive pedagogical practice in Malaysia towards Education 4.0 responding to Industry 4.0.


Escape Racism - toolbox to promote inclusive communities

The project “Escape Racism – Toolbox to promote inclusive communities” has the main aim of building inclusive societies where young people are promoting the respect of human rights, combating racism and discrimination and acting as multipliers for their peers.


Virtual Inclusive Cultural Entrepreneurs (VICE)

The Virtual Inclusive Cultural Entrepreneurs (VICE) project has 5 partners from 4 countries: UK, Sweden, Austria, and Croatia. Each bringing complementary skills and expertise in the fields of adult education, teacher training, post-digital cultures, archives, museums, and cutting-edge learning technology.


Breaking Educational Barriers with Contextualised, Pervasive and Gameful Learning (BEACONING)

BEACONING sets a forefront in multifaceted education technologies through large-scale piloting of a digital learning platform that blend physical and digital spaces.


Progression of Accessibility Centres in higher Education for Students with disabilities in North Africa (PACES)

The aim of this project is to develop socioeconomic growth by modernising Higher Education and making it more accessible to students with special needs, thereby enabling Students with Disabilities to enter the workforce and become independent.


Concrete Cinema: Everyday Brutalism

Focussing on the unique architecture of Coventry and the potentiality of the moving image to redesign and enliven our built environment, as well as on our interaction with it.


FEVR: the virtual reality field experience

An international, interdisciplinary collaboration, which will develop a virtual reality field experience (FEVR) of various geological sites in South Africa’s Eastern Cape region.


On Gesture

Opening research avenues around the topic of gesture and gesturality, in order to explore their role in the emerging postdigital landscape.


Europeana Space: Best practice network: spaces of possibility for the creative reuse of digital cultural content (ESpace): Open and Hybrid Publishing Pilot

Photomediations was an open source pilot project that sought to harness the image archive (with a particular focus on photography) contained in the Europeana portal in ways that put open and hybrid publishing into practice.


STARTIN Developing inclusive and innovative entrepreneurship education in Europe

The aim of START IN project is to stimulate the “social entrepreneurial mindset”, developing capacities and abilities from early ages, laying the foundations for young social entrepreneurs to transform ideas into action in different social, cultural or economic contexts.


ViRAL - Virtual Reality Archive Learning

The aim of the ViRAL project is to upskill less advantaged community groups through engagement with local cultural heritage and the use of archives.


TubeCrush Connected Intimacies

The TubeCrush as Connected Intimacies project aimed to explore the website TubeCrush, which allows people to take and share unsolicited images of attractive men on the London Underground. From this website, the project sought to study how such a practice is shaped by desire, digital culture, masculinity, and the urban space of the major financial city of London.


CULTRISK

The idea of the CULT_Risk project comes from the fact that there is currently a huge migration taking place into Europe. People from the Middle East and Africa come to Europe for a better and easier life.


Postdigital Intimacies and the Networked Public Private

The network looks to create new knowledge on intimacy in a postdigital context. It understands intimacy in the broadest sense. Where most accounts of intimacy focus on sexual or kinship relationships, the network looks to widen this, thinking about intimacy as a relational concept, or series of relationalities.


Lanchester Interactive Archive

The project has created a ‘Lanchester Interactive Archive Space’ within the Lanchester Library, following the first phase, which saw the formalisation and realisation of plans for how the space would look and operate.


Edigilit (Improving digital literacy of tertiary students)

Digital literacy which is considered as life skill in the digital age by UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP).


CROWD4ROADS

The CROWD4ROADS project combines trip sharing and crowd sensing initiatives to harness collective intelligence to contribute to the solution of the sustainability issues of road passenger transport, by increasing the car occupancy rate and by engaging drivers and passengers in road monitoring.