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You'll catch us dancing between lots of projects at any one time.

Here are some highlights:

living archive of survivorhood

Our Arts Collective is creating a Living Archive of Survivorhood of Trauma (LAST) that explores and documents what survivorhood means to us, both individually and collectively, and how this changes over time.


Gavin Edmonds

Isaac Ouro-Gnao

Julian Triandafyllou

Julie-Yara Atz

Laura E. Fischer

Sullivan Holderbach

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The Survivor Lens:
Reframing Trauma Narratives through Filmmaking

The Survivor Lens programmes films and panel discussions on the role of filmmaking in reframing trauma narratives. Survivor artists and activists explore, question, challenge, and reimagine trauma – both individual and collective – and create a space for a new discourse to emerge. Recent events were held at the Whitechapel Gallery and the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.

Curated by:

Laura E. Fischer

Andrea Luka Zimmerman

Still from 'How Dare You Have Such a Rubbish Wish' by Mania Akbari

embodied trauma research

Embodied Trauma and Healing as Observed by Survivors (ETHOS)

Trauma is held in the body, yet few interventions are focused on embodied healing. This longitudinal qualitative study explores how survivors experience the embodiment of trauma and how survivor-led body-based approaches such as TFML can support healing.


King's College London

lancet psychiatry commission lived experience

Lancet Psychiatry Commission on
Lived Experience in Mental Health Research

The Commission seeks to reflect on the history and evolution of lived experience involvement; assess existing knowledge and identify gaps; establish key principles; explore difference and debate; provide recommendations; and propose next steps for the field.


Laura E. Fischer, Traumascapes

Angela Sweeney, SURE, King's College London


The Lancet Psychiatry


ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health



survivor research principles

Mapping Approaches and Principles of Survivor-led research (MAPS)

We are creating maps that capture the vision, values, and ethical principles of survivor-led research. These maps will underpin a new programme of survivor research which we are co-developing for the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health.


SURE, King's College London

Survivors Voices

Little Ro

The Flying Child

We Are Survivors

ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health

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Survivor Exploration of Meaning, Articulation and Negotiation of Terminology and Identity of Complex trauma (SEMANTIC)

We are conducting a qualitative study that explores the terminology people use to describe themselves as having lived experience of violence, abuse, and trauma, and the link between the language we use and our identities, relationships, and healing journeys.


SURE, King's College London

ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health

Interested in working with us?

Traumascapes are a sheer joy to work with. They deliver high-quality projects drawing on outstanding research, design and arts skills to do so, all shaped by compassionate survivor-driven core values. I cannot recommend them highly enough. 


Dr Angela Sweeney

Senior Lecturer & Director of SURE

King’s College London

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