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INGENIOUS Survival at SMASHfestUK

INGENIOUS Survival at SMASHfestUK

Griffiths, Wyn, Gaunt, Sarah and Keith, Lindsay ORCID: 0000-0002-5324-1719 (2017) INGENIOUS Survival at SMASHfestUK. Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

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Abstract

This case study was written up and reported online on the website for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering - Create the Future series. It was written by QEPrize writer Sarah Gaunt and Wyn Griffiths of Middlesex University and explores the genesis of SMASHfestUK and the support of the Royal Academy of Engineering INGENIOUS programme in helping SMASHfestUK develop and manifest an interactive artistic installation; 'Survival Village.' The 'Survival Village' was a physical installation which was co-designed and built with young people and their families attending a SMASHfestUK (science and arts festival) event. The installation evoked a post-apocalyptic survivor's camp and the audience were invited to build infrastructure and equipment (such as rocket stoves and radiation based heating systems) for survival out of available waste and upcycled materials. The picture in the URL shows a water filtration system that has been created out of readily available mineral materials.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: public, engagement, families, community, science, STEM,
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts
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Last Modified: 05 Aug 2019 11:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19838

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