Hoare, Jessica

Jessica Hoare
Start date:
October 2016
Research Topic:
The Emotional Geographies of Museums
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Prof Chris Taylor and Dr Jon Anderson
Supervising school:
School of Social Sciences,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship
External Sponsor:
National Museums Wales

Jess’s PhD project is a collaboration between Cardiff University and Amgueddfa Cymru (the National Museum Wales) and is designed to foster a greater understanding of how young people engage with exhibitions and artefacts.

The ESRC funded project will involve the innovative use of Bio Mapping techniques to better understand young people’s use of and engagement with museums.

Previously Jess led the delivery of an AHRC & Design Council funded project exploring the role of design in creating economic benefit and social value in the Bristol and Bath region. As part of the team at the Pervasive Media Studio, she worked closely with the Playable City team to deliver the International Playable City Award, which promotes citizen engagement through playful urban technology interventions.