LILA: Communicating the Unsayable: Learning at the Intersection of Language and the Arts

The LILA network will bring together a variety of participants to consider the relationship between language and the creative arts – visual arts, drama and performance, dance, music, poetry, film, and more - for learning. In formal educational contexts, and often in informal settings too, language is the chief medium for expressing, recognising and evaluating learning. Yet the arts are increasingly employed in public services such as health and wellbeing, migrant support and childhood, and in engagement contexts as researcher and cultural organisations seek to communicate with wider publics. The LILA network therefore responds to a need to more fully understand the relationship between language and the arts for learning in these informal contexts. It aims to generate insights into the communication of what is otherwise unsayable: the narration of unconscious knowledge, things people do not know how to talk about, do not have language for, or are prevented from speaking about.

Duration: 01/10/2019 - 31/03/2021

Code: AH/S010963/1 Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK)

Budget: 33.617 GBP (14.969 GBP for UAB)

IP: Lou Harvey (University of Leeds)

Co-researchers: Emilee Moore, Cristina Aliagas (UAB)

Partners: University of Leeds, UAB, Leeds City Council, Love Pudsey, Museu de Lleida, The British Museum


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