UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


Ellie Cosgrave awarded Performing Place project funding

4 February 2020

Dr Ellie Cosgrave, Lecturer in Urban Innovation and Policy in UCL STEaPP, has been awarded funding through UCL’s Performance Lab to create an artist-performer work based on her EPSRC funded research.

Laura Wilson, 2020 (Study for 'You Move Me' with Ellie Cosgrave)

The funding will be used to develop a cross-discipline collaboration that builds on Dr Cosgrave’s research on the interrelationship between gender and urban infrastructure. The project, titled You Move Me, will be developed in collaboration with artist Laura Wilson and incorporate her research on civic histories and labour and the ways information is passed from one person to another through movement.

Dr Cosgrave and Laura will work alongside Camden residents to explore their personal relationship with mobility in the city and how this relates to their personal histories. The project will be presented as part of the 2020 Performance Lab in May.

The programme is part of Performance Lab, UCL’s experimental programme that brings research to life on stage through art, theatre, dance, music, comedy and everything in-between. Performance Lab aims to build relationships between UCL researchers, Camden residents and external artists, and create opportunities for knowledge exchange between the communities.



Laura Wilson, 2020 (Study for 'You Move Me' with Ellie Cosgrave)