What do you think of when you hear the word ‘chemicals’? What do chemicals mean to you in your everyday life?
Exploring Our Chemical Lives is a public engagement project funded as part of the Economic and Social Science Research Council’s (ESRC) annual Festival of Social Sciences.
In order to explore our everyday engagement with a multitude of chemicals – anything from caffeine to body creams to household bleach – the project’s co-founders Dr China Mills and Dr Kirsty Liddiard are asking people to tell their stories, in a variety of formats, which speak to their own use of chemicals, products and substances.
Please take a look around this site to see how you can take part, and more about the social, cultural and economic life of drugs and chemicals we use in our everyday lives. Also take a look at our Blog for daily updates from The Chemical Lives Story Pod.
This project is situated within the iHuman: The Institute for the Study of the Human and the Critical Educational Psychology Centre for the Human, both University of Sheffield.