This blog post draws on data from a ‘Finishing Time’ (FT) project*, that makes use of timelines and images with graduates from a prisoner resettlement scheme (LandWorks), in research encounters that aim to map/chart their journeys beyond prison or community punishment. The focus is on the collaborative processes involved in creating audio visual work that … More Julie Parsons, Rob Giles and Daniela Chivers: the i-poem giving voice to stigmatised storytellers.
It’s November in England’s most southerly and westerly county, Cornwall, home to wreckers and smugglers, sea mists and winter swells that break the hulls of vessels and undermine the strengths of cliffs. Of course, most of the vessels driven over savage rocks have long gone. Yet, their skeletons or exposed ribs can sometimes be spotted … More Kitrina Douglas & David Carless: Reflection on a journey into the unknown
This short blog post reflects on how a range of creative approaches used as part of research processes has successfully motivated multi-disciplinary research team members, as well as engaged ‘harder to reach’ individuals and their support workers to participate in the research itself. Consideration is given to how the utility of such creative approaches … More Clare Pettinger: Creative collaborative ways of ‘doing’ and ‘sharing’ research
Nicola Harding, Leeds Trinity University, Wednesday 23rd August 2017, The Old Hall, Girton College, Cambridge, with a response from Dr Jonathan Harvey, Plymouth Marjon University. Abstract: Constructing the everyday experiences of women subject to punishment in the community as subjugated knowledge poses methodological challenges. Challenges that feminist criminology and visual criminology have the potential to … More Nicola Harding: picturing subjugated knowledge, an argument for creative criminology
Gayle: As a feminist sociologist, and a methodologist, I have long been concerned with the relationship between the process and the product of research: how what we do impacts on what we get. Thus, in addition to an acknowledgment of the significance of the personhood of the researcher I have been concerns with issues of … More Researcher and practitioner reflections…
Andy and Julie: When we were discussing a potential topic for our zine, we were both drawn to the notion of how we use ‘the self’ in both applied social work and participatory research practice. Julie recounted a story about ‘emotional labour’ (Hochschild 1979, 1983) during recent research encounters and the demands and intensity of … More Collaborative ‘zines’
Collage: “A composition of objects that do not touch – but nonetheless participate in the same intimacy” (Matisse in the Studio, Exhibition, Royal Academy 2017) Andy: It was with a certain amount of trepidation that I gazed upon the pastels, paints, wool, glitter and marker pens spread across the table as I tried to conjure up … More Collage
We were tasked with bringing an ‘object of significance’ to the residential, as a means of learning about each other… Andy: We were asked to bring an object to the process and if am were honest, identifying something was a problem. I was reminded of the limited attachment I have to ‘things’ and how in fact … More objects of significance…