Creative Cultures and Contexts
Creative Cultures and Contexts (Cultures) is a research centre based in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) at Lancaster University. It features scholars who carry research into the history and theory of Fine Art, Dance, Theatre and Performance, Film, Digital Art and Design. Collaboration occurs with scholars from History, and those involved in research into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin American and Spanish cultures.
Primarily, scholars in Cultures investigate theoretical and historical issues in the Arts broadly considered. Cultures is a forum for research advancing critical and theoretical understanding of the contemporary arts that feeds into a range of themes.
Specific themes include:
- Identity, feminism, gender, sexuality, race
- Sensory perception in art, dance and design
- Global politics and the Arts
- Transnational currents in art, design, film and theatre
- Mobilities research, borders and migration
- Theatricality in art, film, and theatre
Lancaster project captures the glamour and glitz of cinema in the 1930s and beyond
Photographs of fabulous film stars and fascinating interviews form part of a stunning new online showcase to help researchers and the public in their quest for information about the silver screen in the 1930s and beyond.
GCRF: Gridding Equitable Urban Futures in Areas of Transition (GREAT) in Cali, Colombia and Havana, Cuba
01/04/2020 → 30/09/2023
Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive: 1930s Britain and Beyond
04/06/2019 → 03/06/2022
Cultural Politics of Sustainable Urban Mobility, 1890 to the present
15/09/2015 → 15/12/2018