inter-generational partnerships in Nottingham
with Prof. Matt Henn, of Nottingham Trent University
This provocation was scheduled for March 2020, but had to be cancelled because of Covid19. Matt has very kindly made a video of his contribution for us to share here.
Matt's slide show to accompany his talk can be seen here
Matt's provocation is about intergenerational partnerships in Nottingham using their citizen engagement model.
British democracy is in a state of distress, and this is particularly evident for our younger people, whose voices are largely unheard, and whose concerns are often not addressed. These issues have been exacerbated by the disproportionate impact of austerity on the lives and future prospects of young people.
Intergenerational engagement in Nottingham has identified 6 areas of mutual concern:
- Crime and Safety
- Safe shared spaces in the City
- Affordable Homes
- Mental health and loneliness
why are we afraid of science?
Megan's provocation - deliberately timed to coincide with the Festival of Science and Curiosity - looked at why many people don't engage with science and scientific ideas and thinking, and asked the questions:
What puts people off engaging with science? - and
Why does this matter?
men, mental health and the construction industry
with Emmanuel Aboagye-Nimo, senior lecturer in Construction Management at Nottingham Trent University
Emmanuel's provocation gave some startling facts about mental health in the construction industry, with a particular focus on men and masculinity. Discussions explored what we might do in response to the issues raised.
Listen to Emmanuel's provocation