NEW BOOK LAUNCHED – People’s Knowledge…Escaping the White-walled Labyrinth

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The world of research run by universities and other institutions is dominated by a culture that is white, upper-middle class and male. When people from communities that have previously been excluded are asked to take part in research – even participative research – they are seldom able to do so on equal terms. Instead of being supported to draw on …

Democratise Agriculture and Food Knowledge For Agroecology and Food Sovereignty: A New Resource

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This poster argues that mainstream research, knowledge and innovation systems, institutions and cultures are deeply problematic. We need change to support knowledge processes and research that… Support autonomous research Include farmers and civil society in setting priorities and public funding Create a dialogues of knowledge s and build networks and capacity. This will form an essential part of a move …

Transmedia, bridges, and layers (oh my) – A new publication on Knowledge Mobilisation and Action Research

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A new article in the Action Research Journal uses a case study approach to present three key knowledge mobilization strategies that can be used to mobilise knowledge in processes of social change: using transmedia to exchange knowledge across a range of communication media; building bridges to invite communication amongst diverse knowledge communities; and layering to communicate knowledge at varying levels of detail. Mainstream research and …

Recruiting at the Centre for Agroecology Water and Resilience: Senior Research Fellow in Participatory Practice

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We seek an experienced and committed participatory researcher-practitioner to work as a part of People’s Knowledge, a newly established working group at CAWR. Click here to apply. Closing date: 06/11/2016. Are you someone with experience of: community-engaged, participatory and qualitative research? convening participatory processes? contributing to high quality multi-media publications for academic and public audiences? fundraising for new projects? being part …

Reclaiming Research, Reclaiming Knowledge: Workshop at Nyeleni Europe Forum for Food Sovereignty

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How can civil society and research co-produce knowledge for European food sovereignty and agroecology?  Dear friends, Join us at Nyéléni Europe in a workshop where we will explore this question, learn together about how to improve research practice and work towards new collaborations. Friday, 28th October 2016. From 9am to 1pm at the Nyéléni Europe Forum for Food Sovereignty. In …

E-book launch – 7 November 2016

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Please join us for the launch of our e-book: People’s Knowledge and Participatory Action Research: Escaping the White-Walled Labyrinth. This will be your chance to meet the authors and editors.  We will be joined by a special guest, Michelle Fine, co-founder of the Public Science Project and critical participatory action researcher at The Graduate Centre, City University of New York. …

Brexit and participatory democracy – a personal view

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When People’s Knowledge organised a citizens’ jury on the future of the UK food system in relation to Brexit six weeks ago, we had only one jury member, Danni, who backed Brexit. This was a “pop-up” jury, organised at short notice jointly with the Food Research Collaboration, and was not meant to in any sense representative. As it turned out, …

Perspectives: Strengthening people’s knowledge

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Padma, who has travelled 300 miles from her village in the Eastern Ghats, joins a group of the Gond indigenous people of central India next to a small government-built reservoir at the edge of their ancestral forest. Her hosts have built a large structure from materials usually used for weddings. This is to be the venue of interactions between Adivasis …