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Utopian Dreaming: Part 1

Wednesday, 3 July, 2019 - 14:51

by Jennifer Williams Click here to read Utopian Dreaming: Part 2 The Utopia Project began as the flicker of an idea over two years ago. I have often dreamed of running a residency centre for artists and writers, and when I took on my current role as Projects & Engagement Coordinator at the Institute for …

Giving Peace a Chance in Danaan

Thursday, 27 June, 2019 - 14:57

In this post, Edinburgh Law School postgraduate student Phoebe Warren reflects on her experience of taking part in the peace process simulation ‘Building Inclusive Dialogue in Danaan’, organised as part of the 2019 Festival of Creative Learning. It is frequently bemoaned that theory-heavy subject areas such as politics and law rarely provide opportunities from within …

I’m Not Racist But….Re-Cap on Festival of Creative Learning

Thursday, 20 June, 2019 - 13:44

By Ellen Davis-Walker “bias is inevitable but can be addressed” Of all of the takeaways from our workshop (Wednesday the 20th of February) this was perhaps the most recurrent piece of feedback, and the key message we would pass on to all readers of this blog! When thinking about the sort of workshops needed to …

Bodies in the Anthropocene Workshop

Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 09:16

By Patricia Wu Wu, a PhD candidate in Fashion within the School of Design (, and Asad Khan, a PhD candidate in Architecture at the Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture ( Outline The Anthropocene is the geological epoch in which the collective actions of human activities have been the dominant influence on our …