We are thrilled to announce that Living Life to the Fullest has been successful in a small funding award to participate in the Economic and Social Science Research Council’s (ESRC) Festival of Social Sciences 2018! The event, entitled The Co-Researcher Collective: What does it mean to live life to the fullest? #LiveFull2018, will showcase the work of the The Co-Researcher Collective – a group of vibrant young disabled people co-leading Living Life to the Fullest.
Our aim is that the event makes space to inform and engage with audiences about co-production – working together in partnership to meet the aims of the project. Living Life to the Fullest co-researchers will present, talking about their motivations for and experiences of engaging with research, as well as screen their film Living Life to the Fullest: The Co-Researcher Collective (2018), which is currently in production. Discussion and a Q&A will follow! In addition, we will display some of our project data so far – young people’s artwork – for audiences to view. Most importantly, the event will provide a space to discuss and learn about co-production research with and from co-researchers themselves, as well as contemplate Living Life to the Fullest’s core themes of youth and future, disability and access, and arts and activism – pertinent social and cultural debates of our current times.
So, we want to capture the interest of multiple audiences; therefore, we invite you: members of the public, bloggers, students, researchers, academics, disability activists, young people, self-advocates, and local community health, disability, and youth organisations to come and join us! The event is free and will be held in an accessible venue.
The Co-Researcher Collective: What does it mean to live life to the fullest? #LiveFull2018 will take place on Tuesday 6th November 2018, 2.00 – 4.00pm (Sheffield venue: TBC). More details will follow: if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Kirsty on firstname.lastname@example.org
Living Life to the Fullest extends thanks to the Public Engagement & Impact Team, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield.