It'll never work on Zoom: learnings in online participation

hip hop dancer in mid air, upside down

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Watch back the third event in a knowledge exchange series bringing researchers and theatre-makers together to reflect on 2020.

Creative participatory work often relies heavily on the idea of being ‘in the room’, especially when working with young people or with vulnerable groups. What has lockdown shown us about the possibilities of online participation work, and how possible is it to effectively evaluate projects and performances online?

This event was introduced by TORCH Director Professor Wes Williams, and Ruth Moore joined by guest speakers:

Emmy O'Shaughnessy (Joint CEO, Ark-T Centre, Oxford) in conversation with Paul Simpson (Participation Manager, Oxford Playhouse)

Dr Bahar Tuncgenc (Research Affiliate, School of Anthropology, University of Oxford) discussing her collaborative project with EmJ Greig (Artistic Director, Body Politic).

Audience: Our past and current creative partners as well as those who are interested to find out more; Knowledge Exchange and Public Engagement professionals; Oxford researchers and students; others with a keen interest in theatre, participatory work and its interface with university research. This and future events will be your chance to hear from practitioners and offer your own experiences.

Event format:

12.30pm - 2pm: Webinar with the opportunity to ask questions to the panel; optional break-out groups to discuss current practice.

This event was supported by the KE Seed Fund, and the final event in the series will take place on 10 June.