Dr. Anna King

Writer specialising in performance ethnography & arts-based research methods that value the centrality of culture in local, regional and European policy-making.

Anna King is developing a unique Irish methodology for understanding the palette of complex ways in which local communities cope and respond to changing social and cultural landscapes. Apart from elevating the role of public places in the community-building puzzle, her current research links aesthetic and social theory with arts-based community research methods. It showcases a unique intercultural comparative Irish case study that will provide a socio-cultural development model that is responsive to the needs of multiple actors, thus providing a platform from which to engage critically with local, national and European policy.