Lullabies transforming lives in Zambia

A project which harnesses the power of song to spread vital healthcare messages among African women has been highlighted in an article in the i. The Life-Saving Lullabies project is led by Sheffield Hallam design expert Professor David Swann in collaboration with first-aid charity St John Zambia and Dr James Reid and Professor Barry Doyle from the University of Huddersfield. It […]

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HALLOWEEN: 10 things you didn’t know about Halloween

Every year Halloween provokes controversy and divides opinions: what is the history of Halloween and when was it first celebrated? Why do we trick or treat? Why do we carve pumpkins? Most people see Halloween as just as a bit of harmless fun, while others say it marks an ancient pagan festival – and some evangelical Christians claim it is […]

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Hallam lecturer joins Sheffield Race Equality Commission

Senior lecturer and artist Yuen Fong Ling has been appointed to a commission looking into the nature, extent and causes of racism and racial disparities in Sheffield. The Sheffield Race Equality Commission has appointed 24 commissioners to join its board. Explaining why he wanted to get involved with the year-long project Yuen said: “I feel it’s important to question, challenge […]

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Summer success for online resource supporting people with dementia

Connecting People, Connecting Support

In March 2020, Lab4Living, in collaboration with allied heath professionals from Alzheimer Scotland, launched Connecting People, Connecting Support, an online resource to support people with dementia and their families. The website hosts a range of interactive research-informed resources that promote quality of life. The website was designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which prevented people with dementia accessing day centres and […]

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Uniting Nations through Art & Design Health Research: New People, Possibilities and PhDs at Lab4Living

Peter Kaisu Michael

The events of 2020 have irrevocably changed our perception of life at home, work, and in recreation. Despite the current restrictions on how we now live, Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University has nonetheless continued to expand its reach on the global stage. Following successful funding via a £4m Research England-funded E3 programme awarded to Lab4Living, and directed by world-renowned Professors […]

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Three new Lab4Living PhD Studentship opportunities

Lab4Living PhD Studentships

Lab4Living is now advertising for three new PhD Studentships, to join its existing cohort of eight students. The studentships will support art and design led research projects that explore a range of socially urgent topics under the broader themes of the 100-Year Life and the Future Home. The studentships will focus on one of three research areas: Future-Proofing Life: Exploring Extreme […]

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Professor David Swann & The ‘Life-Saving Lullabies’ Team wins Best in Class for Social Impact at the 2020 Good Design Awards

Life-Saving Lullabies Good Design Awards 2020 Banner

We are pleased to report that the Life-Saving Lullabies project has been announced as the Best in Class for Social Impact as part of the Good Design Awards 2020! The annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. See the announcement […]

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