CUCR Projects Community, multiculture and the arts are the centrepieces of our research Current projects Water Cultures Group CUCR have recently established a new cluster of researchers, activists and artists, interested in the role of water in city life. Brexit Brits Abroad A major new study is to examine the impact of Brexit on the lives of the estimated 1.2 million British citizens living in other European Union member states. Bowling Together A multi-method ethnographic study of a bowling alley in the heart of a fast changing urban neighbourhood in London. Serious Money Professor Caroline Knowles has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship to conduct a three-year investigation into the city’s Serious Money. Bass Culture Research Mapping the impact of Jamaican music on the UK with the Black Music Research Unit. Past projects The Extending Creative Practice This project uses digital storytelling as a means to increase the active usage of ICT by older citizens. Digital storytelling is an engaging and unusual approach to ICT training. Skills exchange Skills Exchange was a collaborative art and social research project that took place between January 2007 and April 2012. Mobilising Knowledge Solving the interaction gap between older people, planners, experts and general citizens within the Thames Gateway from May 2007 to October 2008. Creative Families Creative Families is an innovative early-intervention arts programme for parents experiencing mental health difficulties and their children aged under-five in Southwark. Re-emergence of Religion as a Social Force The ten projects examine the significance of religion in contemporary social life, as well as exploring the social and cultural impacts of recent religious growth points. Signs of the City - Metropolis Speaking Signs of the City involves working with young people through artistic and photographic practice. Negotiating the Future of Urban Living Brings together cultural exchange with artistic research in a multi-layered network project on visionary practices for sustainable cities. Silver Stories Silver Stories will develop a network designed to connect practice to professional training through a series of specific interventions. Life in the 'Alpha Territory' We will profile a group of neighbourhoods to understand more about them and develop and evidence positions on the super-rich's urban life and society. Above Street Level Rethinking power, place and encounter through the Peckham skyline, funded by the British Academy and Leverhulme Small Grant Scheme. In-finite The idea is to explore ways of using social media in order to enable audiences to interact with performances creatively. Crossing Lines Crossing Lines is an on-going forum for collaboration between photographers & researchers whose central interest is the urban situation, its constituents & its dynamics. Landscapes of Belonging This project is about how the past and the present coexist and how migrants live among both of them. Risk Cultures in China The project investigates the sorts of risk involved in the construction of markets in China. It is qualitative, sociological research based on six detailed case studies. Translating Beijing Translating Beijing will address two central questions: Who are the British migrants in Beijing? And, how do they 'do' migration? Identities Project This project analysed current theories of individualisation and the fashion for selfrepresentation on ‘reality’ television programmes. Changing Places, Changing Lives We have been working to help the housing association sector understand its impact on communities and develop ways of systematically measuring this. Journeys of a Flip-Flop Sandal Through fieldwork and photography, we unpacked the biography and hidden social substance of the flip-flop from raw material to disposal stage. The Capital's 'language shortfall' Investigating the link between economic survival, language, and migrants in the UK who live in communities where English is not spoken or needed. Capital People The evaluation of an innovative new training programme which is being developed and delivered by the London Leading for Help Partnership (LLfHP). Take Part Case Study Research The Taking Part ESRC research cluster for developing high quality research and a critical mass around active citizenship and community empowerment with the Third Sector. Arts and Mental Health To establish a framework that will advance the way in which we talk about the value of cultural engagement and the methods by which we evaluate that value. Evaluation of Sci:dentity This project asks the question 'What is the Science of sex and gender?' The project is engaged with bioscientific understandings of sex and transexuality. Re-visioning Black Urbanism This research explores new modes of inhabiting, imagining and making cities from progressive black and culturally diverse perspectives. Curating Community? This AHRC Cultural Value Expert Workshop arose out of an awareness of a body of literature. Active Learning for Active Citizenship Active Learning for active citizenship in the voluntary and community sectors is central to the achievement of the Home Office vision for our communities. Positive Futures Is a national sports-based social inclusion programme for young people, aged 10-19, offering opportunities to engage in employment, education and training. Supporting Neighbourhood in Lewisham Neighbourhood Management is a method for improving service delivery in local areas. It works by bringing together all the agencies. Negotiating Ethical Dilemmas in Contested Communities This research examined the way in which professional workers negotiate the conflicting interests, commitments and values of other professionals. Local Knowledge for Local Solutions The Local Knowledge for Local Solutions was about residents of communities developing the research skills to develop solutions to problems in their areas. Pepys Community Development (2000-2005) An Action Research Programme for the evaluation of the Pepys Community Forum SRB programme. Building Bridges The Creekside SRB partnership aims to regenerate the Creekside riverfront area of the Thames that straddles the London Boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich. Finding the way home Young People, Community, Safety and Racial Danger (1996-1998). Deptford City Challenge Deptford City Challenge Evaluation Project was based at CUCR and was the largest single evaluation of any of the City Challenge partnerships.