Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Well-Being: Enhancing understanding about mental health in multilingual contexts

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Education

Abstract

This project aims to extend research presently in Ghana, Gaza, Uganda and Zimbabwe by focusing on the way local languages are used to express distress and well-being. Specifically the proposed research aims to enhance understanding about how capabilities can be developed by drawing on local idioms - of well-being, resilience and distress. Arts and humanities perspectives will be brought together with the existing Global Mental Health literature to develop innovative ways of translating these idioms with greater sensitivity to the context in which they have emerged. IN particular the place of the local environment and its importance for expression of pain and of resilience and well-being will be analysed.

Proposed Activities: In order to achieve this aim this proposal will:
a) engage in desk research to conduct a comparative literature review of expressions of distress, resilience and well-being in both the medical literature on mental health and in language studies and anthropology.
b) Conduct fieldwork in-situ and digitally, using story-generating methodologies which encourage participants to tell stories about their languages and their use of words in translingual contexts and research sites with researchers and story-tellers.
c) Embed the data collected into programmes which raise awareness of the importance of multilingual sensitivity for working cross-culturally and which aim to mainstream approaches to well-being in populations under pain and pressure.
d) Translate linguistic data into artistic expressions through an intercultural, multilingual, production and conference, which create wider impacts through training programmes in each context.
Fieldwork will take place in the ODA compliant contexts represented in the large grant either in the existing case studies or through the researchers' languages i.e. Ghana, Uganda, Gaza Strip, Zimbabwe and with new arrival refugees in Glasgow. By using the language story-generating methodologies we will strengthen cultural practices and intangible cultural heritage which is at risk, and mitigate the damage which can occur through a lack of methodological flexibility and sensitivity to the experience of researching multilingually in contexts of conflict or duress. By representing the data generated artistically, we will produce performance and digital materials for use in training and human development activities for both intercultural and local contexts.

Planned Impact

Key umbrella organisations identified for dissemination activities involving intercultural and multilingual collaboration focused on new arrival refugee populations in UK are Creative Scotland where the PI will develop a workshop in language-sensitive refugee arts and integration; Scottish Refugee Council's Refugee Festival Co-ordinator where the film based activities will be planned into the annual Festival research stream supported by a workshop focused on the 'languaging of distress'; Contacts have been established with Freedom from Torture (https://www.freedomfromtorture.org) and International Committee of the Red Cross (https://www.icrc.org). Through work with Mark Maughan (National Theatre Director) a series of workshops will be held as 'wrap-around' activity for his major production, now in pre-production phase, The Claim. The national campaign organisation Right to Remain (http://righttoremain.org.uk) and Detention Action (http://detentionaction.org.uk) are exploring a contribution to revise their detention tool-kit including a section on the languaging of distress, well-being and resilience. The Right to Remain toolkit is the main resource of support for asylum seekers and refugees in the UK and also in Calais. For dissemination through care-givers in the context of Global Mental Health Co-I White has existing relationships with CBM International (http://www.cbm.org), BasicNeeds (http://www.basicneeds.org), Marc van Ommeren at the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization; Peter Ventevogel at the Public Health Section at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; and 'Pan African Network of People with Psychosocial Disabilities': https://www.facebook.com/PANPPD/ In Ghana: The School of Performing Arts and African Humanities Institute; Media organisations have been identified working to mitigate the effects of fractured education. Noyam (http://www.westartfrica.com/item/noyam-african-dance-institute-accra-2/) and Pan African Arts Musicians (http://gameli.co.uk). In Uganda: Caritas Uganda; TPO Uganda (http://www.healthnettpo.org/en/), BasicNeeds Foundation Uganda, Strong Minds (https://strongminds.org/staff/strongminds-uganda-team/). In Zimbabwe: Festivals for the Arts enabling dissemination of language-based arts and story-telling: Hifa; Shoka; Chibuku. In Gaza: Graduates of the Islamic University Gaza (http://www.iugaza.edu.ps/en/; The Ministry of Culture; PNGO; UNWRA, Medical Aid to Palestine, Women's Union.
This proposal focuses on idioms of distress, resilience and well-being across four ODA contexts and on their value in promoting well-being in multilingual contexts of duress and distress. The proposed research will enhance both vertical articulation capacities (i.e. the interface between stakeholders involved in the research and (inter)national policy makers) and horizontal articulation capacities (i.e. the interface between the research stakeholders and change-makers working in other sectors) (Lederach, 1995).

Beneficiaries for this research have been identified as follows:
1. care-giving organisations needing to work multilingually with survivors of violence, refugees and displaced peoples; mental health practitioners.
2. policy-makers responsible for refugee arrivals; internally displaced; third-country arrivals.
3. organizations working in post-conflict contexts and organizations multilateral understandings of refugee integration, especially in Europe and North America, where host populations are involved in the mitigation of distress.
4. global actors and NGOs campaigning to improve reception facilities in post-conflict and refugee arrival contexts; for humanitarian corridors; and for improved administration of asylum claims.
5. the general public, especially in resettlement contexts where capacity building of volunteers has been identified as an urgent need by partner organisations.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title Gedgem- Kuchurikuku - Resilience - the Documentary 
Description Feature length documentary film directed by Gameli Tordzro: Executive Production, Alison Phipps. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Feature length documentary film directed by Gameli Tordzro: Executive Production, Alison Phipps. 
URL http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/149410/
 
Title Gedgem- Kuchurikuku - Resilience - the Production 
Description Dance co-directed by Gameil Tordzro, Alison Phipps and with Tawona Sithole. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Dance co-directed by Gameil Tordzro, Alison Phipps and with Tawona Sithole. 
URL http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/149411/
 
Title Kente Kilt 
Description Kilt made of kente cloth for PhD graduation 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Kilt made of Kente cloth from Ghana to celebration end of PhD led to articles in press and commissions 
URL https://twitter.com/uofglasgow/status/1068137871708692480?lang=en
 
Title The Warriors who do not Fight 
Description Poetry Anthology 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact World Refugee Day film Lecture invitations Poetry performances 
URL https://www.ionabooks.com/the-warriors-who-do-not-fight.html
 
Description Indigenous, multilingual and mother tongue knowledge of idioms of distress, wellbeing and resilience can contribute to and enhance mental wellbeing and resilience in contexts of displacement and distress, especially where there is mental health stigma and where there is no access to pyschotherapeutic services.
Exploitation Route Using performance and attending to idioms of distress, well being and resilience multilingually to benefit global mental health.
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

 
Description In field context for Global Mental Health training and awareness raising and with partners in Gaza, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Uganda
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description A Phipps evidence to European and External Relations (EER) Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Committee decided to write to the Scottish Government, the UK Government and the European Commission to highlight the points made in evidence. Need and opportunity for Scotland to develop a much more effective (including cost effective) model of ESOL provision. Moving forward with a new ESOL model, including 'language holidays' and the 'community engagement in language practice'
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/92555.aspx
 
Description A Phipps: briefing to COSLA on language learning Oct 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact ESOL services development for local authorities receiving refugees in Scotland
 
Description Appointed Chair - New Scots Refugee Integration Policy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Evidence shows integration strategy having measured impact on difference in hostile attitudes to refugees
URL https://www.gov.scot/publications/new-scots-refugee-integration-strategy-2018-2022/
 
Description Co-Chair AHRC GCRF SAG
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description EU Cult Committee
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Key evidence on participation of refugees in cultural work including critique of xeno[hobic cultural representation at EU level
URL http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/IDAN/2017/602004/IPOL_IDA(2017)602004_EN.pdf
 
Description GCRF
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/internationalfunding/the-global-challenges-research-fund/
 
Description New Scots ESOL
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Development of multilingual peer education model for refugees and host communities nationally
 
Description RSE
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Scheme to support Fellowships for Scholars at Risk
 
Description Scottish Government Refugee Task Force
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact wide ranging links to outputs of the grant as basis for developing refugee integration of new arrivals under the VPR scheme of UK government
URL http://www.scotlandwelcomesrefugees.scot/about/
 
Description UNESCO Chair
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.parliament.uk/edm/2016-17/537
 
Description GCRF Strengthening Young Leaders
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description Gaza OPAC
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description UKRI GCRF SSIMD HUB
Amount £20,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Coventry University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 03/2024
 
Title Multilingual and Artistic Methods for GMH 
Description Drop down menus above is inaccurate and only relates to life sciences. This involved development of theatre space at Noam Institute for African Dance and the development of devising methods multilingually for creating dance pieces which display issues in Global Mental Health 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Too soon to say - documentary film released February 2018 
 
Description Community Hospitality Network Waikato University 
Organisation University of Waikato
Department Faculty of Science and Engineering
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Visiting Professorship Visiting Speakers Workshops and talks on project with NGOs and academics
Collaborator Contribution Funding for visits
Impact repeat visits, keynotes, media, work with NGOs on refugee campaigns in New Zealand.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Global Migrations Otagao University - de Carle Fellowship 
Organisation University of Otago
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Lecture series for de Carle Programme based on RM and Idioms grants
Collaborator Contribution De Carle Fellowship awarded - developing partnership with UNESCO Chair based on outputs from RM Borders
Impact for 2020 report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Well-Being: Enhancing understanding about mental health in multilingual contexts 
Organisation Islamic University of Gaza
Country Palestine, State of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ross White has moved to the University of Liverpool from his previous post at the University of Glasgow. A collaboration agreement has been established to facilitate his on-going involvement in the research and the maintenance of partnerships established through the research process.
Collaborator Contribution We are working collaboratively to complete a Global Challenges Research Fund extension project (Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Well-Being: Enhancing understanding about mental health in multilingual contexts) of the AHRC funded large grant 'Researching multilingually at the borders of Language, the Body, Law and Society' project
Impact Pending.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Well-Being: Enhancing understanding about mental health in multilingual contexts 
Organisation Makerere University
Country Uganda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ross White has moved to the University of Liverpool from his previous post at the University of Glasgow. A collaboration agreement has been established to facilitate his on-going involvement in the research and the maintenance of partnerships established through the research process.
Collaborator Contribution We are working collaboratively to complete a Global Challenges Research Fund extension project (Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Well-Being: Enhancing understanding about mental health in multilingual contexts) of the AHRC funded large grant 'Researching multilingually at the borders of Language, the Body, Law and Society' project
Impact Pending.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Well-Being: Enhancing understanding about mental health in multilingual contexts 
Organisation University of Ghana
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ross White has moved to the University of Liverpool from his previous post at the University of Glasgow. A collaboration agreement has been established to facilitate his on-going involvement in the research and the maintenance of partnerships established through the research process.
Collaborator Contribution We are working collaboratively to complete a Global Challenges Research Fund extension project (Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Well-Being: Enhancing understanding about mental health in multilingual contexts) of the AHRC funded large grant 'Researching multilingually at the borders of Language, the Body, Law and Society' project
Impact Pending.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Well-Being: Enhancing understanding about mental health in multilingual contexts 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ross White has moved to the University of Liverpool from his previous post at the University of Glasgow. A collaboration agreement has been established to facilitate his on-going involvement in the research and the maintenance of partnerships established through the research process.
Collaborator Contribution We are working collaboratively to complete a Global Challenges Research Fund extension project (Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Well-Being: Enhancing understanding about mental health in multilingual contexts) of the AHRC funded large grant 'Researching multilingually at the borders of Language, the Body, Law and Society' project
Impact Pending.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Well-Being: Enhancing understanding about mental health in multilingual contexts 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ross White has moved to the University of Liverpool from his previous post at the University of Glasgow. A collaboration agreement has been established to facilitate his on-going involvement in the research and the maintenance of partnerships established through the research process.
Collaborator Contribution We are working collaboratively to complete a Global Challenges Research Fund extension project (Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Well-Being: Enhancing understanding about mental health in multilingual contexts) of the AHRC funded large grant 'Researching multilingually at the borders of Language, the Body, Law and Society' project
Impact Pending.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Ignite 
Organisation IGNITE Youth Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Devising with refugee youth as work towards final multilingual production
Collaborator Contribution Time and theatre workshop devising
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Institute for African Humanities 
Organisation University of Cape Town
Department Institute for African Humanities
PI Contribution 3 hour workshop and keynote presentation to early career research symposium
Collaborator Contribution New grant applications and invitations for Civic lectures in Scotland
Impact Plans for Civic Lectures UNESCO partnership Multidisciplinary - languages; arts; migration studies
Start Year 2016
 
Description Makarere University, Uganda 
Organisation Makerere University
Department School of Public Health
Country Uganda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Network connections with local partners and time contribution by partners for field performance
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, connections, indigenous knowledge, idioms.
Impact Large scale performance in Ghana, summer 2017.Documentary film
Start Year 2017
 
Description Morocco 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Advisory Board member; connection between two projects for Refugee Festival Scotland and especially with African Arts.
Collaborator Contribution Expansion of pool of artistic work through collaboration
Impact none yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Noyam African Dance Institute 
Organisation Noyam African Dance Institute
Country Ghana 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Generative themes from research brought to institute for young dances to use in devising production Multilingual arts working methods.
Collaborator Contribution Production devised by dancers
Impact Production - Broken World, Broken Word. Arts Reviews in Ghana Press 3 TV broadcasts Discliplines involved: Dance; Music;Poetry; Performance; Dramaturgy; Film Making; Anthropology; Textile Design; Education; Applied Linguistics
Start Year 2015
 
Description Responding to Crisis 
Organisation Keele University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Advisory Board member of new AHRC Translating Cultures project: https://respondingtocrisis.wordpress.com
Collaborator Contribution Organisation of venues for research and workshops, expansion of NGO collaborations in UK and Italy
Impact Workshops, multilingual, in UK and Italy with arts element.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Solas 2016; 2017 
Organisation Solas Festival
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution 4 workshops; public lecture and 2 hour live broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland 2016 Performance scheduled by Ha Orchestra Performance by Noyam partners of the Cultural Outputs Showcasing of tie dye micro finance spin out
Collaborator Contribution Staging, venues, accommodation, lighting.
Impact media broadcasts international showcasing further collaborations
Start Year 2016
 
Description University of Ghana, Legon, 
Organisation University of Ghana
Department School of Performing Arts
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Symposium on Language and Arts in Ghana and in project. September 2015
Collaborator Contribution Dedication of admin, academic, student and other staff rescues, performance space, dance troupe and refreshments.
Impact MoU Wider links with National Academy of Arts and Science, Ghana, Collaboration with Noyam dance company.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ZImbabwe Lit Fest 
Organisation Great Zimbabwe University
PI Contribution LitFest and Great Zimbabwe University
Collaborator Contribution Artistic and cultural
Impact Arts exchange and visit; invitations to LitFest November 2018; Workshops in International Slavery Museum; with Ignite Theatre at Columba 1400, Scotland; In edinburgh at Royal Society of Edinburgh
Start Year 2017
 
Description Africa Museums Weekend 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Take over by research team and arts of Kelvingrove Museum for Africa Focus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.whatsonglasgow.co.uk/event/066066-celebrating-africa/
 
Description An MA dissertation entiltled: Translating Palestinian Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Wellbeing in the Cultural Context of the Gaza Strip by Safaá J. Abu Rahma 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact An MA dissertation entiltled: Translating Palestinian Idioms of Distress, Resilience and Wellbeing in the Cultural Context of the Gaza Strip by Safaá J. Abu Rahma
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Broadcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel guest on The Full Scottish - magazine show relating to migration and politics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Declaration Global Mental Health Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Artist in Residence accompanying Declaration Festival with multilingual poetry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dodowa Schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 4 workshops in primary and secondary schools on arts and languages and dance production BWBW
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Ethics workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop on multilingual ethics procedures and alternative forms of consent recording for social science researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description European Migration Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Competitive selection to attend European Migration Forum meeting of Committee of Regions to discussion 'Refugee Crisis' and role of artists. Used in planning engagements with third sector organisations and policy makers in future meetings in Brussels of migration forum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Ghana Guardian Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Review of Production Broken World, Broken Word leading to audience participation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ghanaguardian.com/international-dance-theatre-piece-comes-dodowa/
 
Description Global Young Academy Key note 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Key note to Global young Academy Munich
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Iona Community - World Encounter creative arts workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact World Encounter
Conversation and creativity with story tellers, musicians, poets and artists form the Global South. Opportunities for learning about culture, faith and creativity from tradition bearers and from those who accompany and witness first hand to the plight of refugees and asylum seekers. Led by Alison Phipps & Gameli and Naa Densua Tordzro.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://iona.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2016/07/IC-Programme-2017-single-page.pdf
 
Description Kelvingrove Museum permanent Exhibit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Kelvingrove Art Museum - new ten year permanent exhibition featuring work of Artist in Residence - Tawona Sithole Gameli Tordzro Naa Densua Tordzro
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.snsgroup.co.uk/28-02-18-kelvin-grove-museum-glasgow/print/14636593.html
 
Description Kelvingrove panels 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Peotry panels on indeignous culture and modern interpretation for ten year permanent collection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://beta.glasgowlife.org.uk/news/cultural-connections-gallery-undergoes-ambitious-re-display-at-...
 
Description Keynote to Canadian Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Congress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Congress Plenary - talk which lead to further invitations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Media article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media article on direct action and deportation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.thenational.scot/comment/16377828.alison-phipps-we-live-in-cruel-times-and-courage-is-ma...
 
Description Media work - PI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Weekly responses to requests from journalists by PI on 'refugee situation'; languages/ borders in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Presentation AHRC meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presentation by Giovanna Fassetta on Gaza training and Multilingual Learning MOOC to AHRC meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SOLAS Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper report on SOLAS Festival and Cultural Summit where Research outputs and Production from Ghana, and music will be premiered in UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15150369.Cultural_summit_is_centrepiece_of_midsummer__39_s_Solas_...
 
Description Solas Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact range of arts and languages workshops at Solas Festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a2e742d29f18758df54a18b/t/5b1f4cf50e2e72f1c2c6898f/152877804...
 
Description Solas Festival 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Solas Festival is hosting a unique showcase of cultural events under the theme of Home in partnership with Prof. Alison Phipps, the first UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts; GRAMNet, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Alison is participating/co-hosting several shows throughout the festival weekend on BBC Radio Scotland and the Herald Big Debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.solasfestival.co.uk/line-up/unesco-project/
 
Description Solas Festival 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Solas Festival is hosting a unique showcase of cultural events under the theme of Home in partnership with Prof. Alison Phipps, the first UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts; GRAMNet, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Alison's work relates to the themes of home, land, languages - mother tongues and acquired languages, of refugee and asylum and displacement and of the way in which the arts and spirituality in particular might aid processes of integration and new belongings in communities providing a home for those who have been displaced.
Alison's inaugural UNESCO Chair lecture, which takes place at the University of Glasgow on 20 June, is fully booked, but she will be repeating her lecture for us in this very special event during the Festival.
The lecture will explore the role language and arts play in societal integration, and the creative processes at work in intercultural encounters. In particular, it will offer a critique and development of the existing understanding of integration, and explore new possibilities. The lecture will involve the work of Gameli Tordzro and Tawona Sithole, artists-in-residence with the UNESCO Chair.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.solasfestival.co.uk/line-up/unesco-project/
 
Description Voicing Displacement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Workshop presenting refugee and asylum work in law, Global mental health and the arts at University of Manchester to third sector refugee background organisations with aim to development network and collaboration between academic and third sector organisations in NW region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description blog posts 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Range of posts on GRAMNet and RM Borders blog relating to researching multilingually.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
URL https://gramnet.wordpress.com/?s=blog