QR SPF: Active in Lockdown

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Description

Active in Lockdown is a project run by the University of Bristol and Knowle West Media Centre. Together we are looking to record and save for posterity one of the few positive aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic: the huge surge in active leisure (cycling, running, walking, or any other form of human-powered mobility) in Bristol and the surrounding area during England’s first lockdown (March – July 2020). We are also planning to record the stories of five Bristol residents who have discovered or retuned to active leisure this year as they try to maintain their activity levels over the winter (January-March 2021). We want to create a digital and freely available archive of your stories and experiences so that we can learn some immediate lessons from them, but also so that we have a historical record of how the pandemic transformed lives in the area and our relationship to the world around us. We plan to use your stories to evaluate the physical and emotional benefits of active leisure, but also the difficulties of maintaining levels of activity since lockdown ended. We then plan to translate this into policy recommendations for Bristol City Council, WECA, regional public health organizations, and other bodies interested in improving residents’ quality of life.

Layman's description

Active in Lockdown is a project run by the University of Bristol and Knowle West Media Centre. Together we are recording and saving for posterity one of the few positive aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic: the huge surge in active leisure (cycling, running, walking, or any other form of human-powered mobility) in Bristol and the surrounding area during. We are also recording the stories of five Bristol residents who have discovered or retuned to active leisure this year as they try to maintain their activity levels (March-May 2021). We will create a digital and freely available archive of these stories and experiences so that we can learn some immediate lessons from them, but also so that we have a historical record of how the pandemic transformed lives in the area and our relationship to the world around us. We will use thesetories to evaluate the physical and emotional benefits of active leisure, but also the difficulties of maintaining levels of activity since lockdown ended.
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StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/2131/05/21

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  • Centre for Humanities Health and Science