Research

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Our three-year programme, Place, Identity and Belonging, uses academic and community research to create live theatre, debates and creative workshops around community cohesion and social justice, which will feed back into Government policy.

Exploring stories

Mandala is working with writer Nadia Davids, researchers from the Department of Social Policy, University of Oxford and the Institute of Education, University College London, and young asylum seekers to find and explore the stories and journeys of young people who have experienced Post-18 migration.

Developing two-way partnerships

We work with arts, academic, NGO and community and educational partners in cities where Post-18 migration, radicalisation and alienation are prevalent. We see these partnerships as a catalyst for longer-term, sustainable programmes of creative work. Feedback from this will enable our research partners to witness the effect that policies have on young people and communities – and whether their involvement with arts projects such as these makes a difference.

Read more about our partnerships