Empowering a thick narrative of the crisis by promoting cultural literacy and diversity skills amongst vulnerable young people

UKRI/AHRC Covid-19 Rapid Response call

(£352,054 at 100% FEC and £296,928 at 80% FEC).

This project worked with political cartoons and cartoonists to foster meaning-making processes in relation to the current pandemic.

The aim is to promote an inclusive social response and curriculum, in partnership with Shout Out UK, a multi-award-winning educational platform. The project will be led by Dr Fransiska Louwagie (Arts, PI) and Dr Di Levine (LIAS, co-I) and run from January 2021 for a duration of 18 months.

The project also teamed up with Cartooning for Peace, an international organisation of cartoonists founded in 2006 at the UN Headquarters, we will engage young people in building a critical narrative of the crisis and its impact.