Ruth Armstrong and Amy Ludlow: What’s so good about participation? Discomforts, harms and potential.

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.

Collaborative ‘zines’

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

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

Erwin James: “the battlefield within”

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”