CELEBRATING YOUNG PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CREATIVE ARTS

An event from Our Future City's #BeWell Initiative Robin Banerjee, Professor of Developmental Psychology and Deputy Head of School (School of Psychology) University of Sussex Reblogged from the CRESS Research Lab and the Our Future City website Although the festive season is no doubt fading into a distant memory as we get stuck into the everyday busy-ness … Continue reading CELEBRATING YOUNG PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CREATIVE ARTS

Narrative, participatory methods and social transformation

Blog by Bella Wheeler On 16th November 2016, I attended a workshop organised by the University of East London Centre for Narrative Research at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education in London. The workshop was hosted by Professor Michelle Fine, from City University of New York (see http://www.publicscienceproject.org) and Professor Jill Bradbury, … Continue reading Narrative, participatory methods and social transformation

Mass Observation and the ‘My Object Stories’ Hackathon

In the second of a series of blog posts, Suzanne Rose and Anthony McCoubrey from the Mass Observation Archive reflect on their participation in the ESRC Festival of Social Science event: the ‘My Object Stories’ Hackathon and the significance of ‘object stories’ for the Archive.  Re-blogged from Everyday Childhoods Blog This was the third year in … Continue reading Mass Observation and the ‘My Object Stories’ Hackathon

Hackathons as participatory methodology?

Reblogged from Everyday Childhoods blog by Liam Berriman Hackathons have become an increasingly commonplace methodology for exploring and experimenting with data. Recent examples of this trend have included calls from archives for programmers and software developers to come and ‘hack’ their collections, and the growth of competitions where young people are invited to play with … Continue reading Hackathons as participatory methodology?

Talk to me.

Reblogged from Everyday childhoods blog by Rachel Thomson On Saturday 14th November I had the pleasure of taking part in an event billed as a ‘Hackathon’ hosted by the Sussex Humanities Lab, CIRCY and the Mass Observation Archive. Hackathons are ‘events in which computer programmers and others involved in software development and hardware development, including graphic … Continue reading Talk to me.

Slow, slow, quick-quick-slow

A wonderful and thoughtful post by Rachel Thomson, reflecting on ending the sex and songs project that she and other members of CIRCY have been involved with.

The 'Good sex' project

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I’ve been reflecting on the funny temporalities involved in changes and continuities. The way we go backwards in order to go forward, and how nothing happens – then it all comes at once. Knowledge captured in truisms about buses and dance steps.

Learning, development, change, love, understanding: all those important things happen in in this jumpy, staggered kind of way. Not the smooth lines that graphs suggest. I’ve been thinking about this because we are at the ‘end’ of the Sexology & Songs project – or at least the project funding is at an end, and like good researchers and youth workers, we need to evaluate the impact of the work, for ourselves and for our funders the Wellcome Trust. During the first session 13 weeks ago, at the start of the winter, participants and workers were asked to rate themselves between 1-10 on the following items:

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