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Academic research with a buzz

The parallels between the ways in which academic research creates exchanges of knowledge and how bees pollinate flowers were highlighted in “The Pollination Project”, an artist’s residency by Claire Pencak at the Centre for Rural Economy in 2012.  A report on the project is now available here.

published on: 16th October 2014

CRE visits No 10

It’s not every day that CRE researchers are invited to come to Downing Street to discuss UK Government rural policy.  But this week four representatives went to the No 10 Policy Unit to talk about the ideas presented in their recent report  “Reimagining the rural: What’s missing in rural policy?”  In the CRE blog CRE Director Guy Garrod explains what such a visit entails.

published on: 14th October 2014

Artist in residence will explore ageing in rural communities

Piotr Piasta, a visual artist, filmmaker and photographer who uses his work to explore themes of history, time and memory, has been appointed artist in residence with the Centre for Rural Economy and Berwick Visual Arts.  Piotr currently lives and works in the Wieniawa district of Poland and he is particularly interested in ageing within rural communities and the stories and memories of older residents. This is the second artist’s residency that CRE have hosted in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts. 

published on: 3rd October 2014

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