- Project Leader: Menelaos Gkartzios
- Sponsors: Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal
- Partners: Julie Crawshaw (independent researcher); James Lowther (Berwick Visual Arts); and Sander Van Raemdonck (artist)
As an innovative knowledge exchange partnership, the Centre for Rural Economy hosts an annual artist-in-residence with Berwick Visual Arts, focusing this year on rural housing. Through ethnographic research and collaborative workshops, this project explores how this year’s art residency mediates social renewal goals, such as: responding to community concerns regarding ongoing housing policy changes; valuing the practice of art residencies; improving the relationship of the University with non-academic partners. This project offers opportunity to expand on a successful interdisciplinary collaboration across rural studies, anthropology and art professionals.