This series of reviews commissioned by and developed within the Connected Communities Programme sets out to make visible a number of different traditions of collaborative research.
The Series aims to:
– help those who are new to the field to understand the huge wealth of history and resources that they might draw upon when beginning their own research collaborations;
– help those who seek to fund and promote collaborative research to understand the philosophical and political underpinnings of different traditions; and
– support those working in different traditions to identify points of commonality and difference in their methods and philosophies as a basis for strengthening the practice of collaborative research as a whole.
Co-Design as Collaborative Research
Theodore Zamenopoulos and Katerina Alexiou discuss the field of co-design and its underpinning theories and methods.
Co-Design as Collaborative Research (pdf, 1053kb)
Collaborative Research: History From Below
This review by Kevin Myers and Ian Grosvenor discusses the long tradition of ‘history from below’ as a collaborative enterprise between researchers, archivists, curators, teachers, enthusiasts, local historians, archaeologists and researchers.
Collaborative Research: History from Below (pdf, 1283kb)
Co-producing Knowledge Online
Chiara Bonacchi explores how the internet is enabling new forms of collaborative knowledge production at a massive scale.
Co-Producing Knowledge Online (pdf, 831kb)
Everything and Nothing is up for Grabs: Using Artistic Methods Within Participatory Research
Steve Pool, community artist and academic, reflects on the related but different traditions of community arts as they might relate to social science research.
More-than-Human Participatory Research
Tehseen Noorani and Julian Brigstocke provide an exploration of the practice and philosophy of ‘more-than-human research’ which seeks to build collaborative research with non-human/more-than-human others.
More-Than-Human Participatory Research (pdf, 1287kb)
Participatory Action Research: Towards a More Fruitful Knowledge
Tom Wakeford and Javier Sanchez Rodriguez, from a perspective both inside and outside the academy, make visible the traditions of participatory action research that have evolved in social movements and their interaction with academic knowledge.
Redistributing Power?: A Poetics of Participation in Contemporary Arts
Anne Douglas’ review offers a ‘poetics of participation in contemporary arts’, locating the turn to participation in contemporary arts within a wider history of 20th and 21st century arts and politics.
Coming soon: A Cat’s Cradle of Feminist and Other Approaches to Participatory Research
Niamh Moore’s review highlights the strategic contributions made to participatory research through the traditions of feminist and indigenous methodologies.