Central questions

The series is underpinned (but not constrained by) four central questions:

  • What insights do visual methods bring to understanding and engaging with inequalities research and practice?
  • How might the different theoretical approaches to the visual in the social and health sciences, arts and humanities inform an inequalities research agenda?
  • How might visual methods and practices ‘count’ as evidence for policy and practice?
  • What is the capacity of innovative visual methods in inequalities research to be more effective than text-based approaches in reaching and informing policy makers and users of research?

Seminar programme

The seminars, which take place in venues in Hatfield, Milton Keynes and London, bring together international speakers, postgraduates and early career researchers working with innovative visual approaches including performance art,participatory video and photo-elicitation techniques for capturing and understanding inequalities.

Community engagement

In addition through collaboration with local organisations


we are inviting and supporting local communities to create and exhibit their own visual data, enabling the series to explore the possibilities of the visual for providing insights into peoples’ lives from their own perspectives and its potential for dialogue with national and local policy agendas.