Through public events and inclusive activities, the Understanding Conflict research cluster collaborates with a wide variety of local, national and international organisations and communities. We are continually developing connections with external partners and welcome proposals from academics, students, practitioners, curators and exhibitors who are working in the field of understanding violent conflict. Please see below for an example of partners we are currently, or have previously worked with.
An immersive theatre company which reworks new and existing writings, performed in spaces which best illuminate the text and puts the audience at the heart of the performance. The Understanding Conflict Cluster collaborated with Hydrocracker for a Brighton Festival performance of Wild Justice, an animated provocation about revenge.
The Understanding Conflict Cluster collaborated with Hydrocracker and Blast Theory for Operation Black Antler, an immersive theatre piece that invites participants to enter the murky world of undercover surveillance and question the morality of state-sanctioned spying. The collaboration culminated in a talk, hosted as part of the Brighton Fringe, on Complicity and the Ethics of Undercover Security.
Established in 2008, the Centre of Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories draws on long-standing research strengths in humanities, arts and social sciences at the University of Brighton, bringing together researchers with related and complementary interests, providing a focus for research development and a platform for engagement with the wider academic community.
CAPPE was founded in 2005, with the aim of bringing together philosophy both with other disciplines and with the wider public. It intervenes in the public arena on the basis of a commitment to rigour, clarity and criticism and to extend the practice of philosophy beyond its narrowly academic boundaries.
The Community University Partnership Programme (Cupp) aims to create sustainable partnerships that provide an enduring benefit to local communities and to the University of Brighton. Being the first point of contact at the university for anyone with ideas for new ways of working together, Cupp helps to develop ideas into projects, provide start up funding and helps networks and communities in practice to develop.