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Using participatory theatre and walking methods in social research
|NCRM, University of Southampton|
Umut Erel, Erene Kaptani, Maggie O'Neill and Tracey Reynolds
Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London
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Jacqui Thorp, Training and Capacity Building Co-ordinator, National Centre for Research Methods
This workshop addresses the UK social science community's need to gain a better understanding of how participatory action research (PAR) approaches engage marginalised groups in research as co-producers of knowledge. The workshop combines methodological and practical experience of walking methods, participatory theatre methods and how we might combine them. In doing so the workshop creates a space for exploring, sharing and developing research practice in mobile methods and participatory theatre. We will reflect on the methodological benefits and challenges involved using examples from our research project and practice. Participants will have the opportunity to try out walking methods, theatre methods, including forum theatre and playback theatre exercises. The course aims to develop knowledge, understanding and confidence in employing mobile and participatory research methods and explores their potential benefits for social research.
The course covers:
By the end of the course participants will:
All levels. Researchers with interest in participatory arts, ethnographic and group work methods.
Erel, U., Reynolds, T., and Kaptani, E., (2017) Participatory theatre for transformative social research.
Qualitative Research Journal. ISSN 1443-9883 (Print), 1448-0980 (Online) (doi:10.1177/1468794117696029)
Kaptani E and Yuval-Davis N (2008) Participatory theatre as a research methodology: identity, performance and social action among refugees. Sociological Research Online 13(5): 2
O'Neill, M and Hubbard, P. (2010) Walking, sensing, belonging: ethno-mimesis as performative praxis in Visual Studies
25:1 46 —58
O’Neill, M. (2017) Walking, well-being and community: racialized mothers building cultural citizenship using participatory arts and participatory action research
If possible, participants are encouraged to bring cameras or camera phones. Participants will receive written course notes.
09:00-09:30 Registration and refreshments
11:15-12:45 Introduction to Walking and theatre Methods & a Walk
16:00-17:00 Playback Performance
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
The fee per teaching day is:
Website and registration
Participatory Research, Emancipatory research, Inclusive research, Participatory Action Research (PAR), User engagement, Qualitative Methods , , , , Participatory Theatre , , , , Walking Methods
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