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
Dr Ruth Armstrong and Dr Amy Ludlow from Cambridge University, Wednesday 23rd August 2017, The Old Hall, Girton College Cambridge, with a response from Dr Geraldine Brown, Coventry University. Abstract: Drawing on our experiences over the last four years of building learning communities of students within higher education and criminal justice organisations, this presentation will … More Ruth Armstrong and Amy Ludlow: What’s so good about participation? Discomforts, harms and potential.
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…
Erwin James, Editor-in-chief Inside Time, Tuesday 22nd August 2017, room C16, Girton College Cambridge, with a response from Dr Julie Parsons, University of Plymouth. Response from Julie: Erwin talked with passion and feeling for an hour and a half. It was an emotional rollercoaster of a journey. He started with some questions; “how do you … More Erwin James: “the battlefield within”