Art and identity
Contemporary visual art and identity construction - wellbeing amongst older people
This study aimed to understand how the lives of older people can be improved by examining their use of contemporary visual art for identity construction practices.
Contemporary visual art was used because its often contested nature gives it particular power to prompt people to engage in identity construction processes through their imaginative and/or critical responses to it.
This project received follow on funding. The new project was 'Contemporary visual art and the wellbeing of older people: policy and practice'.
Contemporary visual art and identity construction - wellbeing amongst older people (PDF, 1.5 MB)
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