A sense of security: share your stories at social sciences
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2 November 2012
What effect do CCTV cameras have on communities? How can we
keep our children safe on the internet? These questions and more
will be the focus of an exhibition organised by the University of
Hull’s Department of Social Sciences this month.
‘Meanings of security in our everyday lives’ will
bring together academic research from the University and the
real-life experiences of those living in Hull in a week-long
exhibition at the Willow Women’s Centre and Route One Youth Club,
Women and teenagers who use the centre have
helped shape the content of the exhibition, which is taking place
as part of the national Festival of Social Science, run by the
Economic and Social Research Council.
Hull is hosting the festival for the first
time in this, the festival’s 10th anniversary
Dr Lucy Michael, lecturer at the University
and the event organiser said: “This event brings together local
women, young people and social scientists to explore what security
means to us. Visitors are invited to think about what we already
know about security, and to take part in art activities, creative
writing and other workshops to tell the story of what security
means to them.”
Among the activities will be t-shirt-printing
and film-making, as well as advice sessions for families trying to
protect themselves from cybercrime.
The exhibition is open to the public from
Monday 5 to Friday 9 November and is free to enter.
Later this month a further exhibition of
research projects at the University of Hull will go on display as
part of the ESRC festival. ‘21st Century Lives:
Local and Global Stories’ will be at the Ferens art gallery,
Hull city centre, on Saturday 10 November, and the Spurn Lighthouse
on 24 and 25 November. Further details will be released soon.