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What makes a neighbourhood? New project maps the places that matter
15th Nov 2021
Local residents in Swiss Cottage, Somers Town and Kilburn have mapped the places that are most significant to them in a new collaborative project from UCL Culture, Camden Libraries and lead artist Richard DeDomenici, supported by the Carnegie UK Trust.The ‘Yourtopia: What Makes a Neighbourhood?’ project posed this question to diverse communities, drawing on local history, addressing social issues including air pollution, street harassment and gentrification, and exploring the shape of the neighbourhood of the future.In summer and autumn 2021, residents of each area were invited to join DeDomenici on a series of one-to-one socially distanced walks, each of which was filmed.Key locations from these walks were then marked as nodes on a bespoke online map, where you can watch the short films made on each site.Explore the Yourtopia mapThe map created from these walks and conversations is a living online resource, which will continue to evolve as it is updated with further testimonies from local people.The project will be presented publicly in November 2021 with celebration events at Camden People’s Theatre on 20 November and Bloomsbury Theatre on 29 November, giving opportunities for family, friends, researchers, colleagues and the public to watch and discuss the films made, and imagine what their future neighbourhood could look like.Speaking about the project, Richard DeDomenici said:“It was hugely exciting to meet and talk to so many passionate, knowledgeable Camden residents about the local places that have impacted their lives, or stirred their imaginations. I hope that the map we have created together is a thought-provoking snapshot of this borough through the eyes of the people who know it best, and prompts our online visitors to ask what gives their own neighbourhood life and meaning”.
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Become a Member of the Grant Museum
4th Nov 2021
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Recruitment: Public Engagement Coordinator (Temporary)
17th Sep 2021
The Engagement team is looking to increase capacity in the short term to help deliver some of its core public engagement activity including our funding programmes Beacon Bursary, Train & Engage and deliver informal networking opportunities for the UCL Public Engagement Network. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to get some initial experience in a busy & varied university Public Engagement team. Previous experience of working with UCL structures is desirable but not essential. The role holder will be closely supported by the Public Engagement team and encouraged to attend online fortnightly Public Engagement team meetings, monthly Engagement team meetings, Keep Learning sessions and additional informal team catch-ups. The role can be work from home, in office at Bidborough House or a blend of the two.Full details can be found in the Job Description.Main purpose of the roleSupport the delivery of our core Public Engagement programme alongside the Public Engagement team and wider Engagement and UCL Culture colleagues.Diversity statementWe encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in the sector and at UCL including but, not exclusive, to non-graduates, disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse people, LGBTQ+ people, people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, especially women. We also welcome applicants from a range of educational backgrounds and therefore do not require a minimum formal qualification for this role.Length of timeThe role is for 28 days between Monday 25th October and Friday 10th December. Deadline for submission is 09:00 on Tuesday 5th October – submissions after this time cannot be accepted.Please upload your CV to our Recruitment and Sourcing Centre Team at Advantage xPO who are our partners and running this recruitment round. Please do state at the top of the CV that you are interested in this role. Interviews will take place online between Mon 11th to Thurs 14th October. This role is being paid at a Grade 6 equivalent. 
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Virtual Reality in museums
20th Jul 2021
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