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Travelling through art history

My PhD research is the first in-depth scholarly study of the painter Karl Weschke (1925-2005). He’s mostly unheard of, yet he played a significant role in formations of Modern British Art in post-Second World War St Ives, and wider…

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Countersilence: voicing Manchester’s streets through sound

I entered the 3MT® competition in 2021 just toward the end of my first year as a part-time PhD researcher at the School of Digital Arts (SODA).  I saw the competition as a challenge which could help me to…

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The importance of collaboration in conservation

Historically, conservation has been undertaken using methods that can be seen as neo-colonial. For example, many national parks and conservation areas were designated via ‘land grabs’, fencing out communities that relied on this land and its resources for their…

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Stories for the Archive

My PhD is entitled Memorial Benches: A Cultural Marker in the Landscape. It is a creative non-fiction place writing project which involves desk and field research.   With many years of business experience behind me I felt confident about initiating and conducting interviews in my search for…

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Re-design of PPE for clinical use during the pandemic: sharing our research through the 2021 Images of Research Competition

This image was entered into Manchester Met’s Images of Research competition in 2021. It was taken in April 2021 at the height of the pandemic. The small photographs along the top of the shot show the technical services team…

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Collaged Hybrids Under Analysis

When I heard about the Images of Research 2021 competition, I was at the very start of my PhD journey. I had engaged with some of the training programme sessions about disseminating and communicating your research and I decided that…

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Creation of clothing sizing system for Ghanaian children

Growing up in the field of fashion in Ghana, and realising all the challenges encountered by apparel manufacturers, customers and fashion students due to the absence of a national sizing system based on anthropometric data of Ghanaians, I decided to research into the development of a standardised sizing system…

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Pushed back but I am still standing

I wanted to study the professional doctorate course as I aim to become a professional psychotherapist. I started my university journey in 2015, completing a BSc in Psychology with Sociology followed by an MSc in Clinical and Integrative Psychotherapy. When I…

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Adjusting Research Methods and Other Lessons From the Pandemic

As a lifelong fan of horror film, with many queer friends and communities who are as well, I had a hypothesis that many members of the LGBTQ+ community have a distinctive (distinctively queer) relationship with the horror genre. Therefore, I set…

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‘Archive can speak for those who cannot speak’ (Giorgio Agamben)

As a visual artist my work reflects on the socio-political circumstances of Kurdish women in Iraq and seeks to challenge inequality of opportunity and represent marginalised voices. I am interested in revealing forgotten and hidden stories that need to…

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