The Binks Hub Seminar Series

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The Binks Hub is a new interdisciplinary research team based at the University of Edinburgh who use artistic and creative methods in participatory social research.

Next month, the Binks Hub will be hosting the following events as part of their inaugural seminar series. These events are designed to introduce the hub and the research being carried out by the Co-Directors to University of Edinburgh students and staff. For further information please contact Jimmy Turner (

Introduction to the Binks Hub and ‘Living Through Covid’ Online Exhibition

10th March 2022, 13.00-14.30 GMT
Fiona Cuthill (Nursing), Emma Davidson (Social Policy), Marisa de Andrade (Counselling, Psychotherapy & Applied Social Sciences) and Autumn Roesch-Marsh (Social Work)

In this seminar, the Co-Directors will briefly introduce the Binks Hub, before Fiona Cuthill introduces the online exhibition ‘Living Through Covid’.  This creative project explores the early stages of the pandemic through the eyes of frontline staff in the homelessness sector and those experiencing homelessness.

Register for the Introduction to the Binks Hub seminar

Artists Researching and Researchers Crafting: Artistic Residencies as Sites for Entering into Relationships with Concepts

17th March 2022, 15.00-16.30 GMT
Gemma Lucas (University of Exeter), Jimmy Turner (University of Edinburgh) and CinnaSolar (Graffiti Artist and Activist)

In this seminar, organised by the Wellcome Centre for the Cultures + Environments of Health at the University of Exeter, the speakers will continue on their creative journeys towards co-producing artistic/scholarly understandings and reformulations of the concept of gender equality. There will also be an invitation to join Cinna, Gemma and Jimmy for hands-on creative activities during this session.

Register for the Artists Researching and Researchers Crafting seminar

Reflections on Establishing and Sustaining Participatory Research Centres

31st March 2022, 14.00-15.30 GMT
Emma Davidson (Social Policy) and Laura H. V. Wright (Childhood and Youth Studies)

This presentation will share learning gathered during a Binks Hub scoping of Centres, Hubs, and Institutions currently conducting and supporting co-production and participatory forms of research internationally.

Register for the Reflections on Establishing and Sustaining Participatory Research Centres seminar


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