Research

Research plays a critical role in the Creative Exchange. 

Firstly the Universities leading this project (Lancaster, Newcastle and Royal College of Art) are undertaking research directly on new forms of knowledge exchange. This involves developing, testing and evaluating new approaches to knowledge exchange. These new approaches range from innovative workshop activities right up to a new type of PhD programme. We are especially interested in new forms of interaction that facilitate research projects with Arts and Humanities academics this involve collaboration with external partners in the private and public sector.

The second facet of the research in CX concerns the nature of digital public space and how collaboration between Arts and Humanities academics, companies and public sector partners and a new type of PhD student can develop this emerging area of research. We are running a number of short, intense research projects running for a few months with academics from the Arts and Humanities, SMEs and researchers from CX. These short projects are complimented by the longer 3 year projects undertaken by the 20 creative exchange PhD students, these range from digital prototyping, to big data in digital public space to digital-analogue maker culture.

All this research respond to the digital public space and the industry-led topics of:

  1. Public Service Innovation and Democracy
  2. Making the Digital Physical
  3. Performance, Liveness and Participation
  4. Stories, Archives and Living Heritage
  5. Rethinking Working Life
  6. Building social communities

 

Designing Digital Now Exhibition: 17-25th June, FACT Liverpool

16th Jun 2016
Creative Exchange presents a new exhibition looking at how we are shaping digital technologies - and how digital technologies are shaping us. Premiering at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), The Creative Exchange presents the new exhibition Designing Digital Now, taking a critical look at how we are shaping digital...

New KE Hubs report published

2nd May 2016
We are pleased to be able to share the new report 'Connecting to Innovate: A Preliminary Report on the Achievements of the AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy' This research, carried out by Dr Timothy J. Senior, is the first step in mapping the achievements of the Arts and Humanities Research...

Creative Exchange Final Report Published

26th Apr 2016
As the Creative Exchange project progresses into its final months, we are pleased to present our results and conclusions to date in the form of a report submitted to the AHRC in February 2016.   This includes details of all outputs of the Creative Exchange project to date, case studies, information...

Digital Public Space and the BBC

26th Oct 2015
The Creative Exchange is collaborating in a series of discussions about the concept of digital public space and its implications for the BBC Led by Bill Thompson, key thought leaders are being invited to a series of meetings with the aim of exploring the implications of digital public space.  The discussion...

First project report now published

24th Sep 2015
Read our first project report here!   Thanks for the great response to the 2014 One Day Diary. Our first paper on its findings is published and there will be more papers and presentations. Creative Exchange and Blaze are supporting the project for a 2nd year, so we have been running a second...