CPRA Grant

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I’m so pleased to have been awarded a grant by the University of Central Lancashire’s research group, CPRA,  The Creative Practice Research Academy.

I will produce a body of work comprising screen prints and artist books. These will explore the impact of heightened sensory processing on women’s identity and how this affects their access to, and emersion in, the public sphere.

My work is visual elicitation, sparking conversations around dis/ability, public access, and gender. I am currently initiating conversations with autistic women on their experiences of ‘otherness’ in social spaces via my social media platforms. This discourse is informing and directs the aesthetics of the prints as well as the direction of the project. By utilising social media, I am opening the discourse to a wider audience. Posing open questions on the accessibility and the role of visual language in research.

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ESRC Funded SeNSS Scholarship

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I have been awarded a full ESRC Funded SeNSS Scholarship!

I am overwhelmed and hugely overjoyed to announce that I have won a SeNSS (South-East Social Sciences) scholarship. This is a full student led scholarship funded by the ESRC (Economic Social Research Council).

The aim of this project is to explore how autistic women’s complex embodied experience of the built environment may be codified or systematically analysed, through a perceptual model of wayfinding. Empowering autistic women’s wayfinding thus widens participation in the design of placemaking for minority groups. This project has grown from my own photography practice where I’ve explored my own autism in relation to the built environment.

Barcelona Reflections, Jane Elizabeth Bennett 2014 ©

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