I am very excited to say I will be presenting at the British Sociological Association conference this year. I am presenting a co-authored paper with my colleague Charlene Crossley that examines the role of map making in a participatory action research cycle – this examines Charlene’s work with young people and my work with female… Continue reading BSA Conference 4-6th April
Today I helped facilitate a workshop at ‘Engaging with Publics in the Cultural and Creative Sector’ at the Royal Northern College of Music. This was a one-day event sponsored by the AHRC-funded North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP). Our workshop addressed the question ‘What is the value of our research to cultural organisations and… Continue reading Workshop – Engaging with Publics in the Cultural and Creative Sector
Tomorrow I am presenting at the conference ‘Discourse(s) in the Social Sciences’ at York University. Follow this link to find out more about the conference. I am presenting the results of my masters dissertation, mainly because I am currently editing it in to a journal submission and I could really do with the feedback that… Continue reading Discourse(s) in the Social Sciences
RESEARCH:inthepark is (a working title for) a new research project I am developing with Rachel Smith (University of Manchester). Working closely with the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, UK, and sponsored/ facilitated by REALab Manchester. We are developing a proposal for a three month evaluation research project. While we are currently developing the research proposal… Continue reading RESEARCH:inthepark
Today started with waking at 4:30 am, thank-you jet lag! So I Skype’d home, handily 5 hrs ahead! I went to breakfast early and was walking the streets for 9:30am! It has been a beautiful morning and I had a mission in mind. I wanted to go further and higher than yesterday, I wanted to… Continue reading Day 2 morning adventures
No Logo highlights the need for resistance to the market. Its a need to regain the commons and have a space where the rules of the market do not apply. Graffiti does this, it makes new and organic culture in spaces that have been taken over by bad culture – advertisements and consumer symbols.