13th September 2022

Colleagues from the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research will be participating in the ARCadia Festival of Ideas which is a two-week long festival celebrating the opening of the Mazumdar Shaw ARC at the University of Glasgow.

Staff, students and members of the public are invited to more than 65 events in September including the launch of the Scotland in Lockdown novella.

The Scotland in Lockdown project explored how different groups in Scotland experienced lockdown in relation to their health and general wellbeing. This exhibition of images, created in collaboration with an ethnographic illustrator Sophia Neilson, will show how different groups in Scottish society were affected by lockdown and how they responded.

Researchers Caitlin Gormley, Phillippa Wiseman and Nughmana Mirza who helped produce the new novella said the booklet will help make their findings more accessible to a wider audience.

Nughmana Mirza said: “We wanted to capture the key findings of the Scotland in Lockdown project in an accessible, engaging and meaningful way, through visual as well as written content. In doing so, we produced illustrated stories, through the medium of art and illustrative visual graphics, that capture life in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic among 4 marginalised communities in Scotland.

“We have captured a visual representation of a particular time in the lives of people who are not always part of the mainstream ‘story’ or narrative.”

During Days Open (Sat 17th and Sun 18th) and COVID 19: A Community Conversation (Wed 28th), free digital and paper copies of the novella will be available so please come along to talk to the research team and pick up a copy.

ARCadia runs from Friday 16 September until Friday 30 September. https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/arc/arcadia/calendar/

Follow Sophia Neilson’s work on Instagram (@soofillustrates) or visit Soof Illustrates for more examples of her work.

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