The Project Co-creating Interactivity and Performance across Cultures

A collaboration between Queen Mary University of London and Hunan University, Changsha, China, with the Kam ethnic minority, China. Over 13 days in rural China we built a Maker space in the village of Hengling, and co-created an interactive drama and interactive art exhibition which was attended by over 300 local people.

Winner of the QM #EEAwards15 @EngageQM 2015 public engagement award.

Hengling village making and interactive performance © Hunan University 2015

The Bigger Picture New Channel 2015 Summer Camp

Hunan University has led the New Channel Social Innovation Summer Camp successfully since 2009, with students, professors, designers, social researchers, and global companies like Microsoft and Huawei from around the world.

Hunan Summer Camp 2015 © Hunan University 2015

The Team

The QM team was led by Dr. Nick Bryan-Kinns, with Dr. Ben Bengler from the Interactional Sound and Music (ISAM) of the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London. Our lead collaborator was Dr. Wei Wang, Hunan University, Changsha, China.

The QM team included students from across the University: Mahnoor Ahmad, Rachael Inman, Ross MacMillan, Billie Moore, and Zsofia Meszaros.