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Addressing the Challenges of Disconnection, Division and Exclusion

Dr Anandi Ramamurthy took part in the AHRC Research Development Workshop on disconnections from 18 – 20 March 2014. The aim of this workshop was to stimulate the development of innovative, cross-disciplinary, community-engaged, research projects to better understand the disconnections that can occur from, within and between communities and the consequences, positive and negative, of disconnection in different cultural contexts. It explored the potential for research to engage with the assets and creativity within diverse communities, to address some of the challenges that can be associated with ‘disconnection’, such as loneliness, isolation, exclusion, alienation, marginalization, discrimination, conflict and extremism and low levels of civic participation and/or engagement. As a result of the workshop she is working with a consortium including academic and community partners to explore ‘Creative Interruptions’ by groups on the margins to have their voices heard.

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