‘Space Plague’, is SMASHfestUK’s new phased co-designed experience programme. It will explore Immersive Narrative Embodiment effects amongst communities underserved by STEM and Arts informal education and underrepresented in STEM and Arts education and careers.

We are lucky to have gained funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council ‘Nucleus Award’, the Royal Academy of Engineering ‘INGENIOUS’, the British Science Association and the Arts Council, England. The project is a partnership between SMASHfestUK CIC, Middlesex University, the University of Greenwich, Central St Martin’s UAL, the Rutherford Appleton Labs – Diamond Light Source and ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, the Structural Genomics Consortium at the University of Oxford, the British Ecological Society and the National Science and Media Museum.

The project will run across three Phases, with ongoing co-design workshops with partners and community groups, and events in Bradford July 2019, Deptford February 2020, and Bradford October 2020. There will be ongoing Co-Design, Co-Production and Co-Delivery cycles throughout the process.

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