I have been working with Ilaria Vanni on a new Designing Research Lab. We are approaching research methods teaching by conceptualising research approaches in terms of: deep dive, place-based, textual, and activist/change methodologies.
I made a short video summarising some key points. There are many different ways of doing activist or change-based research, and I don’t try to cover them all. After explaining some key ideas, the video focuses on action research, change laboratories, and practice-based approaches. These were chosen to illustrate different ways of going about research that can deliver change and create new possibilities for change.
You can download the PowerPoint used in the video here. Many of the images and speech bubbles highlight to other useful resources or original sources.
Some of the highlights in terms of framing ideas include these quotations:
“There is no necessary contradiction between active political commitment to resolving a problem…
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