Active energy - visual narrative

Leeson, Loraine ORCID logoORCID: (2020) Active energy - visual narrative. [Digital artefact]


This twelve-year project commenced as a response to Queen Mary University research into older people’s experience failing to inform development of new technologies. Through this artist Loraine Leeson met The Geezers, a men’s group at AgeUK Bow, who wished to work with tidal power. With the help of engineers and further fundraising they developed and tested a prototype turbine for the Thames, held two exhibitions, worked with young people to produce a wind turbine for an AgeUK roof, contributed to three university research projects, conducted numerous joint presentations, collaborated with a seniors’ group in Pittsburgh, and produced floating water wheels to provide aeration for rivers, the latest installed in 2019 in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Item Type: Digital artefact
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Socially Engaged Practices cluster
Item ID: 29662
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Depositing User: Loraine Leeson
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2020 15:40
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2020 15:42

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