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SMASHfestUK Earth and Sky Tour 2017

SMASHfestUK Earth and Sky Tour 2017

Keith, Lindsay ORCID: 0000-0002-5324-1719 and Griffiths, Wyn (2018) SMASHfestUK Earth and Sky Tour 2017. [Show/Exhibition]

PDF (Evaluation Report)
19839 KEITH_SMASHfestUK_Earth_And_Sky_Tour_(Report)_2017.pdf - Accepted Version

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PDF (Handbook for Bradford Event including Shows, Performances, Interactives and Installations that were produced by SMASHfestUK)
19839 KEITH_SMASHfestUK_Earth_And_Sky_Tour_(Handbook)_2017.pdf - Supplemental Material

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PDF (Presentation to the Royal Academy of Engineers Public Engagement Grant Winners)
19839 KEITH_SMASHfestUK_Earth_And_Sky_Tour_(Presentation)_2017.pdf - Presentation

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Image (PNG) (Winners of the Times Higher Education Award 2018)
19839 KEITH_SMASHfestUK_Earth_And_Sky_Tour_(Photo)_2017.png - Supplemental Material

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The SMASHfestUK Earth and Sky Tour was a series of 5 "pop-up" festivals which were undertaken to see whether the "SCENE" model of public engagement, (as developed in Deptford, SE London), could translate into remote communities with the same degree of success as if the organisation was based within the community it serves. This "hyperlocal" approach is a cornerstone of the SCENE engagement model, and it was not clear whether a "pop-up" festival would allow for the same level of perceived ownership of the event by the local community. SCENE was specifically developed and designed to engage with audiences traditionally considered "hard to reach" and who are currently underserved and underrepresented by informal science educational activities and in STEM study choices and careers. The demographic includes BAME and young people living with multiple indicators for poverty. Each of the locations was specifically selected as a centre with a high degree of poverty and a low uptake of people entering higher education using the England Index of Multiple Deprivation and the Participation of Local Areas (POLAR) data from the Office for Students.

An evaluation of the project was produced for the RAE (attached) and Lindsay Keith was invited to give a presentation of the SCENE model and the SMASHfestUK experiences at an event at the Royal Academy of Engineering in April 2018 (attached).

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: public, engagement, community, STEM, arts
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
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