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Gauging Impact

Rhodes, Sarah (2015) Gauging Impact. In: Participatory Research: Working and Communicating with Communities Reflecting on 'A Cross-Cultural Working Group on "Good Culture" and Precariousness', 27-28 June 2015, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Rhodes, Sarah

This paper reflected on Rhodes' doctoral research into 'True Collaboration' using participatory research and co-design to explore collaboration through making with two Cape Town based, craft businesses - Imiso Ceramics and Kunye.

Rhodes spoke about gauging impact through the exhibition 'The Craft of Ubuntu: an exploration of collaboration through making' and through innovative stakeholder engagement. The exhibition was an official World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 project and was shown in both South Africa and the UK.

Other Contributors:
Conference organiserJohnson, Matthew
Other (Participant, Speaker)Appleton, Roger
Other (Participant, Speaker)Bennett, Tony
Other (Participant, Speaker)Burton, Carl
Other (Participant, Speaker)Calder, Matt
Other (Participant, Speaker)Gallagher, Victoria
Other (Participant, Speaker)Graham, Mary
Other (Speaker)Larner, Justin
Other (Speaker)MacDonald, Matt
Other (Speaker, University of York/British Academy)Mendus, Susan
Other (Participant, Speaker)Moore, Archie
Other (Participant)Pope, Leonie
Other (Participant, Speaker)Rowley, Fiona
Other (Speaker)Walker, Kate
Other (Participant, Speaker)Weatherall, Bob
Other (Speaker)West, Sarah
Official Website: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/good-culture/participatory-research-working-and-communicating-with-communities/
Additional Information (Publicly available):

About the conference programme:

Participatory research methods investigate issues through collaboration and cooperation between academics and community members. Awareness of participatory research methods is increasing, with the impact agenda fostering a need to engage more fully with the general public. However, participatory methods have been deployed unevenly within the Humanities and Social Sciences and opportunities for engagement have been insufficiently explored. As such, this programme, which is funded by the British Academy's Rising Star Engagement Award (EN140110) seeks to:

- demonstrate relevance and create links within the British Academy's disciplines, drawing together disparate research foci through a set of research methods
- enable scholars, particularly early in their careers, to advance and expand their own research projects and trajectories
- identify, promote and highlight excellence in participatory methods
- promote projects aimed specifically at contributing to community wellbeing, public policy and public discourse on matters of genuine political importance
- foster engagement with the public, both in research and in communication of findings in forms intelligible to lay audiences
- promote international projects by drawing upon the experiences of existing international collaborations

The programme seeks to achieve these objectives by bringing together those thinking about participatory research and those with prior experience in a series of workshop sessions. It will draw centrally on the experiences of 'A Cross-Cultural Working Group on "Good Culture" and Precariousness', which seeks to bring together non-academic community co-researchers from Ashington, in Northumberland, and Aboriginal communities, from around Brisbane, with academics from a range of backgrounds to develop guidelines for 'good' cultural responses to difficult and unpredictable circumstances capable of promoting well-being.

The first two day workshop, which was held at Lancaster University on 27th-28th of June 2015, focused on the relationship between personal histories and political circumstances in the work of the community co-researchers, with the second day devoted to discussion of participatory methods.

The second two day workshop, which was held at Blackfriars, Newcastle upon Tyne and Ashington Community Development Trust on 8th and 9th January 2016, focused on the relationship between 'good culture', precariousness and stigma, with the second day devoted to the development of a guide for communities dealing with academics.

(Source: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/good-culture/participatory-research-working-and-communicating-with-communities/)

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Participatory design, collaboration
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 28 June 2015
Funders: British Academy (Rising Star Engagement Award - EN140110)
Related Websites: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/good-culture/
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Event Location: Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Projects or Series: Good Culture and Precariousness
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 10:42
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 10:42
Item ID: 9190
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/9190

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