Posted on 21/02/2012
AHRC funded PhD student Amy Cutler has been appointed a Public Engagement Ambassador by the National Co-Ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE). In this role, she both receives support from the NCPPE in developing her public engagement work and also advises others on public engagement good practice. Amy founded Passengerfilms, a public cinema which brings topics from cultural geography to film-going communities in London via screenings, short films, Q&As, drinks and discussions with researchers. Passengerfilms has since won a commendation for 'Best Film Education Programme' from the British Federation of Film Societies and has been picked by Time Out as Critic's Choice for Other Cinema. Amy now runs it with three other PhD students in the Department - Elizabeth Haines, Rupert Griffiths, and Mia Hunt. She is currently working on a new open access website called Land Diagrams, an ongoing series of twinned studies by writers from different disciplines in response to the same visual stimulus. It is designed to show differing high level engagements with landscape and provide resources for further reading.