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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

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