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Communicating Challenges and Dreams of Young Girls through Mithila Art in Nepal


Reflections on a workshop funded by the Changing the Story Mobility Fund, 23rd July 2022, building on findings from Phase 2 funded projects. By Nub Raj Bhandari, Co-Investigators on the Changing the Story project, ‘Examining the Interpretations of Civic National Values Made by Young People in Kenya and Nepal’.

ACT – Arts, critical thinking & active citizenship (Kosovo)


The ACT project combines research and applied components, producing alternative practices to be proposed to formal and informal educational institutions, as well as academic research and publishing in Kosovo. The project is being done in cooperation with four local partners that work with art and youth in several Kosovo municipalities including: Anibar (Peja), 7 Arte(Mitrovica), NGO Aktiv (Mitrovica North) and Varg e vi (Gjilan). Additionally, participants from local and international organizations contributed, including: Kosovo 2.0, Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) and Opera Circus (from the UK) as well as independent researchers.

Relatos del futuro/ The Future is Unwritten (Colombia)


Co-Investigator Simon Dancey Changing the Story’s Phase 1 Colombia strand incorporates two areas of research. The first, an experimental project that seeks to stimulate creativity among young people dwelling at the borders of precariousness. The second, a comparative study that considers the construction of worlds through social imaginaries and investigates how dominant imaginaries can be a barrier to an alternative future.

Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in Asia


Project Principal Investigator, Sreenath Nair The South East Asia Consolidated Learning project will work across a selection of the existing CTS portfolio of projects to draw out key lessons learnt, both in terms of theory and practice, maximise synergies across the CtS portfolio, identify key areas of impact of the wider project and define priorities for future work. The Consolidating Learning projects are also an opportunity for CTS to further engage CSO partners and stakeholders internationally, ensuring that our research remains relevant and applicable to their work longer-term

Colombia Film


Interviews with visual artists about creation of animations recording stories of former child soldiers in Colombia.

Changing the Story in a Minute


Introduction to Changing the Story project from Project Principal Investigator, Paul Cooke

Introduction to the final Changing the Story workshop


An introduction to the final Changing the Story workshop held in Leeds, 30th June-1st July 2022. Project Principal Investigator Professor Paul Cooke (University of Leeds) introduces the four key research strands to have emerged from this 4 year AHRC/GCRF Network Plus Project.

ImaginingOtherwise: Meet Gomez


The ImaginingOtherwise project visited the Zeitz Mocaa museum as our final art-activism-educational event for this difficult year. Meet Gomez who is studying engineering and was fascinated by the architecture of the building and reflects on art, representation and politics in his own life

Critical review of Changing the Story Projects in Eastern Africa Project


Watch the critical review of Changing the Story Projects in Eastern Africa Project led by Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, (Principal Investigator) University of Brighton, UK. With partners Dr John Mwangi St. Paul’s University, Kenya, and Mr Chaste Uwihoreye, Uysenga Ni Imazi, Rwanda.