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Call for participatory artist for “Modelling the Future” 3D project

  The Ripple Project and the Binks Hub are looking for a participatory artist who has experience working with communities to join their “Modelling the Future” 3D project. The Ripple Project and the Binks Hub at the University of Edinburgh are looking for a participatory artist who has experience working with communities to join their “Modelling the Future” 3D […]

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A warm welcome to our new Binks Hub advisory group

We are absolutely thrilled to introduce you to the new Binks Hub advisory group. Bringing together a combination of artists and individuals from community, governmental and arts organisations, their combined expertise will play a pivotal role in guiding the future direction of our work. Working together, we hope that the group will ensure we pursue

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Can group drumming practices with young people prevent and treat trauma?

A blog post from Prof. Catherine Maternowska, Honorary Professor of Violence Prevention for Young People at the University of Edinburgh. On a chilly Sunday morning in Edinburgh, a small group convened in one of the university’s main squares. A van pulled up, and its driver hopped out, opening the vehicle’s back doors to display stacks

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Our new PhD student: Exploring co-produced research at the Binks Hub

A warm welcome to our new Binks Hub PhD student Helen, who has written this blog post to introduce the research she’ll be conducting for her PhD. Her research project will focus on co-produced research, how it creates value and makes a difference.  What do we mean by co-production? Co-production is a relational and collaborative approach

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Co-creating story-rich communities: Alette Willis on the power of story for a more sustainable and flourishing life

Interview and article by Binks Hub student intern Brigid McCormack as part of our series on human flourishing, following our human flourishing symposium in June 2023. “A story-rich community is a flourishing community,” Alette Willis says when explaining the importance of ecological narratives that drive social change. Alette Willis, author, performance storyteller, and teacher and

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Vulnerability for Inclusive Flourishing: understanding the marketplace through the art of the disabled community

Interview and article by Binks Hub student intern Brigid McCormack as part of our series on human flourishing, following our human flourishing symposium in June 2023. Artists often seem to have some kind of magical ability to create pieces of work that express feelings and effect change where words can fail. Leighanne Higgins, Senior Lecturer

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Beyond Small Talk: Lisa Howard chats about Edinburgh’s Public Living Room as a space for flourishing

Interview and article by Binks Hub student intern Brigid McCormack as part of our series on human flourishing, following our human flourishing symposium in June 2023. How can small actions lead to big change? How is our future shaped by everyday encounters? To find the answers to these questions, Lisa Howard recommends talking to strangers.  Alongside her

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Centering Young Voices: postgraduate student Mallory Hybl on flourishing in young people

Interview and article by Binks Hub student intern Brigid McCormack as part of our series on human flourishing, following our human flourishing symposium in June 2023. The flourishing of an individual is intrinsically attached to their community. “We are living in a time of crisis”, Mallory Hybl shares when expanding upon the importance of an environment focused

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