Explores how community representations produced through creative arts practices can be used as forms of evidence or knowledge to inform health-related policy and service development as well as social action.
Official representations of places with poor health are partial, usually negative and top-down. Participatory Creative arts can provide a co-produced space to illuminate the everyday contexts through which people strive to maintain good health and wellbeing. They can also give a voice to those who have been silenced.
North Merthyr, Wales (Post-industrial) Butetown, Cardiff, Wales (African-Caribbean Diaspora) Hodge Hill, Birmingham, England (Pakistani-Asian Diaspora) Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland (Inner-city) Cromarty, the Black Isle peninsula, Scotland (Deep rural)
Representing Communities is drawing to a close and here in the North Merthyr case study...
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