New Board Members Sought for Community Theatre Company Challenging Injustice

Active Inquiry enables grassroots communities to make and use excellent theatre as a catalyst to uncover and challenge injustice.   We are a theatre company based in Leith, Edinburgh, committed to creating exciting new theatre projects with and for communities since 2008. We are passionate about the fact that anyone can make excellent theatre and strive … Continue reading New Board Members Sought for Community Theatre Company Challenging Injustice

Listen! Student Activists Leading Staff for Sustainability

The Sustainability in Learning & Teaching Community of Practice aims to bring together colleagues from across the University to advance the understanding and implementation of good practice in sustainability. This month, the group hosted student activist leaders, who led a Pecha Kucha event – the “Listen! Students Leading Staff for Sustainability” Practice Workshop – which showcased and amplified … Continue reading Listen! Student Activists Leading Staff for Sustainability

Anti-Racism: Disrupting and Transforming Systems

In this blog, Shruti Jain shares her reflections on systems change and the need for meaningful collaboration that shares power, with the example of anti-racism. This was a feature of our recent digital Community Conversation on the SHAPE of Post-Covid Communities held in partnership with the University of Glasgow’s #UofGEngage Forum. This first conversation explored … Continue reading Anti-Racism: Disrupting and Transforming Systems

Collaborate with Govanhill Baths

Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is a grassroots activist-based organisation in the heart of Govanhill delivering wide ranging health, wellbeing, arts, environmental and heritage projects. They are keen to explore potential collaborations with the University of Glasgow. GBCT emerged 20 years ago as a grassroots campaign to return Govanhill Baths to community ownership as a … Continue reading Collaborate with Govanhill Baths

Facilitating Uncertainty: Part 1

Cat Tabbner Community Engagement ManagerGlasgow Centre for Population Health Uncertain? Welcome to the club!  Our work supporting researchers and partners to build relationships with communities for the purposes of developing empowering research projects and engagements often involves facilitating groups of people to understand how they will collaborate. Even with careful preparation and facilitation plans, we find that uncertainty can present a powerful but sometimes unacknowledged ‘player’ or elephant in the (digital) room.   … Continue reading Facilitating Uncertainty: Part 1

After the Pandemic

After The Pandemic is an accelerator for change, incubating and enabling creative projects that impact our society, cities and the environment for the better. The initiative develops ideas through the collaboration of local communities, creative practitioners and like-minded organisations, in order to create, fund and deliver: - Cultural & arts installations, programmes and content.  - … Continue reading After the Pandemic

The SHAPE of Post-Covid Communities Community Conversation

What Happened? Our digital Community Conversation on the 17th of June was attended by nearly 100 representatives from the public, third, and academic sectors, as well as the Scottish Government and local authorities across Scotland. Event Development Team The event was the result of a collaboration between the University of Glasgow’s new #UofGEngage Forum, the … Continue reading The SHAPE of Post-Covid Communities Community Conversation

Community Conversation

The SHAPE of Post-Covid Communities Thursday 17th June 2021, 2-4pm on Zoom We are inviting community members, organisations, researchers, and policymakers to come together and explore the many meanings, value and power of collaboration and its importance for post-pandemic recovery. We will discuss: What sharing power through meaningful collaboration between community organisations, groups and more … Continue reading Community Conversation

Reflections on Collaborative, Student-Led Science Communication

"Getting the chance to work with a large group of students from different universities has been exciting, creative and a welcome stress reliever during an unprecedented year".   Siobhan McGeechan Siobhan McGeechan has had a busy year. As well as completing the final year of a BSc in Anatomy, she has worked part time as Funding Intern with the … Continue reading Reflections on Collaborative, Student-Led Science Communication

UNESCO RILA Spring School 2021

The Arts of Integrating: MayDay 17-28 May 2021 Spring Schools in the time of Covid In 2020 the world changed: covid-19 lockdown meant gathering in person was impossible for the UNESCO RILA Spring School, our key annual engagement event. Unable to navigate how to meaningfully move the 3-day festival online in the short time available to us, … Continue reading UNESCO RILA Spring School 2021