Creative Spaces II with @samillingworth and the #greenhouse

Creative Spaces II

In July of last year, Creative Spaces was held in the John Dalton Gardens as a way of getting people from across the University to connect, communicate and hopefully collaborate on future projects. More about the successes of that event, and how it can relate to teaching practices can be read about in this blog post.

Following on from those successes, Creative Spaces is back, and will be taking place on the Spanish Steps of the Birley building, from 13:00 – 15:00 on the Wednesday 25th February. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we are encouraging any member of staff with an idea that they would like to share or an activity that they would like to show off to get in touch. It will be a very informal affair, with lunch provided once again by the multi award-winning MetMunch.

Feedback from the last Creative Spaces was that it generated a real creative impulse that should have been harnessed, rather than left to gently dissipate in the warm summer breeze.  This time around we will therefore be trying to harness those creative energies, and there will be the opportunity for a more structured group discussion on the natures of interdisciplinary collaboration, and barriers to it across the University.

Creative Spaces has now also teamed up with the Greenhouse, and we will be working together to help to promote cross-disciplinary creative thinking, discussions, teaching and research in the months and years to come.

We look forward to welcoming you to another Creative Spaces. If you are interested in exhibiting any ideas (half-baked or fully-formed), please get in touch with either Hannah Fawcett or Sam Illingworth.

If you plan on attending the event, please could you fill in this Eventbrite form, so that we have an idea of numbers for lunch and refreshments:

Many Thanks, and see you soon! 😉

Dr Sam Illingworth

ps. For information about the Greenhouse and how to join, please access