University of Westminster
Creative visual research on media and identities
 

This page gives information about people connected with the ArtLab - who we are, and people we are collaborating with; also, there are links to associated groups and organisations.

 DIRECTOR 
David Gauntlett

Author/editor of eight books including Media, Gender & Identity (Routledge, 2002) and Creative Explorations (Routledge, 2007). As well as ArtLab, he produces Theory.org.uk, the website about media and identities. See David's main page for further information.

 PARTNERS, COLLEAGUES AND COLLABORATORS 
In alphabetical order...
AHRC   The Arts and Humanities Research Council, funders of some ArtLab projects.
Fatimah Awan   Winner of the ArtLab PhD bursary. Explored identities by asking people to make collages of how they see themselves and how they think others see them (2004-08).
BBC Collaborators and co-funders of the children's virtual worlds project.
Sara Bragg   Academic Fellow at the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology at the Open University.
Peter Bonnell Previously at Royal College of Art, London, and now at ArtSway, Hampshire, UK.
Amy Damico   Based at Endicott College in Massachusetts, USA, Amy Damico's research on body image includes asking young women to draw images of their ideal body types.
Study Gallery   Art, design and projects gallery in Poole, UK.
Merris Griffiths  

Lecturer at University of Wales Aberystwyth.

Annette Hill   Professor at University of Westminster and long-time collaborator.
Peter Holzwarth  

Researcher at Pädagogischen Hochschule Zürich, working with creative and visual methods. See interview.

Ross Horsley Explored men's magazines by asking young men to make their own magazines.
Lizzie Jackson Researcher on the children's virtual worlds project.
Geoff Lealand  

Associate Professor at University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Lego Serious Play  

Lego Serious Play is an innovative, experiential process designed to enhance innovation and team relationships. We collaborated with them on the Lego identity project.

Horst Niesyto  

Professor at Padagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Germany, working with creative and visual methods.

Jim Pope   Exploring people's use of non-linear narratives.

We are pleased to link to these selected sites:

Visual Sociology (IVSA) Website of the International Association of Visual Sociology.
BSA Visual Sociology Study group within the British Sociological Association.
Picture Stories   Excellent site using digital video and multimedia as a form of sociology, for documentary storytelling and as an expressive medium. By Dona Schwartz, University of Minnesota.
Desire Collages   From a project by Russell Belk, Güliz Ger, and Søren Askegaard published in 2003. Their fascinating study uses collages, along with other 'projective exercises', to explore the concept of consumer desire. "The projective measures sought to evoke fantasies, dreams, and visual imagination, in order to bypass the reluctance, defense mechanisms, rationalisations and social desirability that seemed to block the direct verbal accounts of some of those studied."

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