The Community Partner: Complexity and Opportunity in Collaborative Research and Knowledge Production

 

Resource authors: Sophia de Sousa

The Glass-House Community Led Design has now gathered significant experience as a Community Partner within the context of AHRC-funded research. Having been involved in ten collaborative projects within the Connected Communities programme, and with the benefit of both hindsight and the evolution of relationships with our partners, we have looked back on the projects and extracted some observations on the role of community partners, and how those roles influence how knowledge is produced, applied, curated and disseminated. These reflections are anecdotal, and the experience of only one organisation, but it is our hope that they will help others engaging in this type of collaborative research to clarify roles and manage expectations.

Community partners paper