We shall use nexus thinking to:

  • Build capacity across the sciences, social sciences and humanities for interdisciplinary approaches to laboratory animal research  through conferences, workshops, publications and online, connect different perspectives and generate shared understandings.
  • Co-produce new empirical research on the current challenges in animal research, working closely with our advisory committee, project partners and lay-members’ group to shape research questions, analysis and dissemination.
  • Create resources, events, and platforms for exchange between policy, practitioners and publics through high-quality communications, community-derived guidelines and training for specialists, and dynamic public engagement activities.
  • To appreciate that a framework is not only a map but also a list of obstacles. To be attentive to a fuller range of influences and powers acting on and shaping bodies within the nexus so we can collaboratively face emerging challenges for science and society.

A list of site content that is tagged as Collaboration & Communication – grouped by type of content.

Blog entry

Written by:

Bentley Crudgington

A directive of the Collaboration and Communication strand of the Animal Research Nexus is to produce dynamic pubic engagement activities that connect different pers

Written by:

Beth Greenhough, Reuben Message, Ally Palmer, Bentley Crudgington

In the Species and Spaces project, we’re exploring people’s perceptions around fish use, sentience, and how these shape and define assumptions around their welfare requirements.

Written by:

Renelle McGlacken, Tess Skidmore, Bentley Crudgington

Projects by Bentley 

At a previous meeting we were all asked to define what “nexus” meant to us. 

Events

“Hi. How are you?” This is a common greeting used to ask about health, but has anyone ever asked you; “did you come alone?” We’ll be exploring these questions in a short, interactive, one-on-one scenario. This is no ordinary theatre experience, as you’ll play the protagonist, answering questions and attempting tasks that will challenge assumptions of who is involved in human health.

Do fish feel pain? Are they sentient? What makes a fish happy? Come and find out how you really feel about with the Nexus psychic fish!

Pi: The Problem with Plastic is part of the Manchester Science Festival.

Animal Research Nexus will be there asking people how they really feel about fish and what impact this has on how we care for them.

Do fish feel pain? Are they sentient? What makes a fish happy? Come and find out how you really feel about with the Nexus psychic fish!

A participatory workshop with Exeter's Univeristy of the Third Age exploring the what openness around animal research means at an individual level and how it could be improved. 

A new virus is ravaging the planet, infecting animals and humans at a worrying rate; we welcome you to BioCore, a medical research facility tasked with managing this crisis and finding an immunisation to protect our planet.  

Working as part of a team and against rival labs, you will be guided by our Artificial Intelligence System to decide the most effective and ethical way forward, but time is short and lives are on the line...

Vector is an interactive experience, which uses elements of performance, game and integrated technology to open up dialogue and shed light on the ethics that society faces when using animals as part of medical research.

The experience is free but booking is essential: 



https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vector-tickets-54196112030

Location

Niamos Radical Arts & Centre

Warwick Street Manchester

M15 5EU

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Project partners

The Lab Collective create interactive, visceral live experiences; treading the line between theatre, game and installation, The Lab Collective empower the audience to collaborate in our performances.

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