The script (40 pgs.) for the preview ethnodrama, Who Cares?” was written in August 2015 and the 50 minute preview show, we referred to as a taste of”, took place September 23 at the Lower Denton Theatre, Acadia University. From one-man shows to large-scale participatory actions, his approach is both subtle and extreme, but always candid, provocative and work has been exhibited internationally and commissioned by: Tate Modern, ICA and films have been commissioned by BBC4 and Channel 4. He cofounded the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (2004 – 2009) and is an Arts admin Associate Artist.
The award-winning Lock-Keepers’ Cottage Graduate Centre, housed in an historic building alongside the Regent’s Canal at Mile End, offers comfortable study areas, networked computer facilities for the sole use of Arts PhD students, a seminar room, and a common room with views on to the picturesque Regent’s Canal.
I have been influenced by diverse fields and approaches, among them arts based educational research (Eisner, 1972), performative social sciences (Denzin, 2003), ethnodrama (Saldaña, 2005), and realism and acting methodologies (Stanislavski, 1961) as well as by pioneers in the growing field of narrative medicine (Charon, 2008).
In addition to many advances made in mental health services, the arts are used to treat and educate communities about risk, prevention and care for wide ranging public health, environmental and medical issues including obesity, asthma, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease, dementia, palliative care, hospice services, and violence as a health epidemic.
PART TIME: Part-time MSc students participate in the first four modules in the same way as the full-time students but for part-time students, module five (i.e. the research and dissertation module) can be completed over the second year instead of finishing in the first year, allowing additional time and flexibility for conducting research that needs a longer time-frame and for flexibility to pursue other work or commitments.