Everyday Creativity: Towards an International Research Network

Monday 13th June 2022, University of Brighton’s Falmer Campus

This event offered an opportunity to share ideas, understandings, and ways of working with regard to everyday creativity (EC).  It was aimed at: academics and postgraduate researchers from the social sciences, arts, humanities and beyond; creative practitioners (including craftspeople, creative writers, comic creators, comedians and others); public health and other health professionals; and members of community/third sector organisations.

The conference explored everyday creativity through four themes:

  1. The role of EC in enriching creative research methods (Theme lead: Dr Helen Johnson, University of Brighton)
  2. EC, the home and placemaking. including pandemic responses (Theme lead: Prof Owen Evans, Edge Hill University)
  3. EC, health and wellbeing (Theme leads: Prof Louise Mansfield, Brunel University and Prof Norma Daykin, University of the West of England)
  4. Arts, science and technology interfaces in EC (Theme lead: Prof Sonia Contera, University of Oxford)

Download the full programme here

Pre-recorded Submissions and Session Materials

  • Muna Al-Jawad, Gaurish Chawla and Neil Singh, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, ‘Collaborative auto-ethnography around decolonising the curriculum: COMICS! SONGS! POEMS!’: Slides
  • Chloe Asker, University of Exeter, Victoria Tischler, University of Exeter, Hannah Zeilig, University of the Arts London, ‘Everyday creativity in Culture Box: Using remote and digital creative activities to promote social inclusion during the pandemic’:


  • Julia Lockheart, Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Goldsmiths University of London and Mark Blagrove, Swansea University, ‘DreamsID’: Dream narrative and painting
  • Pip McDonald, Royal Agricultural University, ‘Do techno-poets dream of electric sheep? Exploring the potential of techno-auto-ethnographic performance poetry as a creative approach to research methodology’:

  • Amy Mallet, independent and Nicola Wydenbach, Royal College of Music, ‘HerStory: Ev’ry stitch in the quilt’: