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OpenSpace Research Centre

The Open University's Centre for Geographical and Environmental Research

Research projects in 2012

October 2012 - January 2015

The two year ESRC funded project Creating Hackney as Home: Young People as Participatory Researchers and Publics is working with a group of young people in the London Borough of Hackney.

May 2012 - October 2014

The research project Living Multiculture: the new geographies of ethnicity and the changing formations of multiculture in England examines the current and emergent spatial and social formations of multiculture in

September 2009 - December 2013

Biosecurity Borderlands is a UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project run from the School of Geography, Exeter University and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University.

January 2012 - December 2013

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has awarded a research grant to Prof Allan Cochrane (Social Policy and Criminology, Open University) as Principal Investigator,

October 2011 - September 2013

The production of architecture and urban design has become increasingly concerned with creating recognizable, 'branded' products in the form of buildings and public spaces.

February 2012 - March 2013

The last decade has seen the emergence of digital history as an approach to investigating the past based on the new communication technologies of the internet age.

September 2010 - September 2012

Funded jointly by OpenSpace and CRESC, Politics of Alternative Finance brings together new thinking on the financial crisis, and new ideas for reforming the financial sector.

January 2010 - January 2012

This ESRC funded seminar series brings together academics, practitioners and policy makers from across the arts and social and health sciences in order to explore the potential of the visual for understanding the forms and experiences of inequality that shape societies, communities and individual

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