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Each of fanSHEN’s projects is a form of artistic research. We also often share that research, either in writing or in the context of conferences and symposiums. Below are some of the recent presentations that we have done.

We also enjoy collaborating with universities to devise shows with students or facilitate workshops. If this is of interest, get in touch.


Invisible Treasure: A Case Study in how Digital Technology can help transform the way audience members interact with each other and themselves – Digital Performance Symposium, Watermans, October 2016

Creating Games and Playful Interactions for Public Spaces - Counterplay Festival, DOKK1, Aarhus, Denmark, April 2016

What does technology have to offer creative processes or practices? - NESTA and the Barbican, March 2016

Tempo-Rhythm: Uncovering the richness of Stanislavki’s original ideas and techniques - The S Word Symposium, Rose Bruford, March 2016

Creating Games and Playful Interactions for adult learning in Public Spaces or the University Classroom – Playful Learning Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, July 2016

Climate Change, the challenges of imagining the future, and how the arts might be able to help.  Some practice-informed reflections. - Culture, Memory and Extinction Conference, University of Westminster at the Natural History Museum, December 2015

Does Size Matter? A Case Study in student placements with small theatre companies – Higher Education and Professional Theatre Conference, September 2015

Making Playable Experiences using Creative Technology – Goldsmiths, University of London, September 2015

Tootingwalks: A Case Study of the Felt Local - The Felt Local: Arts Based Approaches to Belonging and Identity, Royal Society of the Arts, July 2015

The one about the tree falling in the forest: a practice-based reflection on the stories we tell and who we tell them to - Performance, Ecology and Research Symposium, University of Christchurch, Canterbury, July 2015

Utopias, Dystopias and Zombie Apocalypses Future Narratives in the Arts and Why they Matter – Perne Club, Peterhouse, Cambridge, March 2015

Hair Shirts and LEDs? - A Non-Worthy Guide to Environmental Aesthetics - Ecological Performance Making Symposium at Central School of Speech and Drama, November 2013