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Some thoughts about the Bua Modiri workshop encounter

  • October 29, 2019

This piece was originally published on the Bua Modiri project website.   Workshops constitute profound lived experiences and moments of making-thinking in the world. Workshops, which are both planned and improvised encounters, entail a high degree of non-linearity in the…

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MoVE, Participation, and Partnerships

  • October 9, 2017

In the introduction of the Handbook of Arts-Based Research Patricia Leavy (2017) lists various properties of arts-based research. One of these properties is that arts-based research methods are open to participation. Arts-based research methods, and the projects they occur within, require participation.…

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MoVE Projects and the public/private distinction

  • August 20, 2017

In this post I make some initial notes of a mechanism employed in various MoVE projects: namely, the interfacing of the social constructs of the public and the private. How the public/private distinction was used in past projects The first…

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Reading the Zine Image

  • December 20, 2016

The zines from the Sex Worker Zine Project are powerful visual and narrative accounts of personal struggles and successes, everyday realities, beliefs, hopes and dreams. These visual stories are crafted around aspects of participants’ lives that they wanted a public…

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Arts-based research, expressive forms and uncertainty

  • November 22, 2016

Arts-based research is being used in and between a variety of fields. From the arts and humanities to the social sciences and health sciences. It is a rapidly expanding methodological approach that is providing opportunities for researchers to conduct studies…

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The workshop as an ephemeral assemblage

  • October 8, 2016

An important undercurrent in the arts-based research projects that I have been involved in has been the relationships that form within a workshop space, and the project’s relationship with other assemblages. In this blog post I will look at ideas…

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Writing a position

  • September 27, 2016

As I am writing this entry, I have noticed that there are some daytime sounds I hear quite often: the rumbling of the diesel engine of a construction vehicle and the operator’s demolition of a structure; the acceleration of cars…

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