My research will be the first in-depth study of art fairs. It aims to define a typology of the art fair, embedding it into the context of other cultural events such as biennales, festivals and other fairs while at the same time delineating them from these, acknowledging the unique context of the art market as dealing with unique, high-value objects or singularities. Importantly, it will offer new perspectives on how art fairs reflect wider societal and economic changes as an embedded agent.
My study hopes to determine the value of the approach as a catalyst in drawing out these intangible, yet integrated components of the history curriculum. It will also explore the use of drama in delivering ‘contested’ histories, developing recommendations of the HA (Historical Association), which can encourage students’ to appreciate the many challenging and conflicting interpretations of the past.
This study will use a phenomenological approach to understand if HIV narratives published on the Terrance Higgins Trust website can be used to understand what it is like to live with HIV. The concept of ‘lifeworld’ will be used together with close linguistic analysis to gain an in-depth understanding of people’s experiences of living with HIV. A person’s lifeworld is their subjective construction of reality, which he or she forms under the condition of his or her life circumstances.