- Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University
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The project, provisionally entitled ‘Children in the Archive and the City: Collaborative Practice with Seven Stories’, investigates how children interact with museum, archive and reading spaces, as well as the broader context of the city, and explores how spaces could be reimagined with and for children and young people. The project considers the interactions of children and young people at five scales: the book; nooks and crannies, fundamental to Hertzberger’s (2008, p. 35, 108) notions of ‘safe nests’ and ‘cupboardness’ – the need for seclusion whilst not wholly removed from the world; archive; building; and the city. The investigation principally employs architectural design methods, as well as more traditional qualitative methods such as participant observation, ethnography and phenomenological approaches to understanding of lived experience. The project takes the form of a collaborative, creative practice based PhD between Newcastle University's School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books, and forms part of the Vital North Partnership. It is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council's National Productivity Investment Fund.
https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/vitalnorth/ (periodic updates only)
Hashtag (across social media platforms): #reimagining7s
Supervisory Team: Prof. Prue Chiles, Architecture, Planning and Landscape (Newcastle), Prof. Adam Sharr, Architecture, Planning and Landscape (Newcastle), Prof. Matthew Grenby, English Literature, Language and Linguistics (Newcastle).
Start Date: October 2017.