We are curious about the geographies of encountering public life and the political in everyday life. Where do encounters with public life take place?
Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas talks about child participants’ own research agendas, and using playing and games as methodology
A special issue that Melissa, Vinnarasan and me have edited for Contemporary Social Science,’Political activism across the life course‘ has just been published! The publishing of the issue rounds up a […]
I spent the time between September 2014 until August 2015 creating the London ‘sample’ and from January 2014 onwards was also doing fieldwork with the children as they started to […]
As the election in Greece approaches, a tense atmosphere has overtaken the city of Athens. Political ads, of any form and medium, are flooding the public discourse, as is to be expected in pre-election times, let alone in the context of such a crucial election. Among the television ads of political parties, unsurprisingly, there are some that depict children.
Vinnarasan Aruldoss describes sampling with ethnography and how the very notion of ‘childhood’ gets figured temporally, spatially, and through disciplines
Francesca Vaghi reflects on our Making Connections workshop and explores how idioms can be used for interpretation and analysis of ‘mundane’ everyday life
Elsie Whittington gives a multimodal reflection on her experience of our recent making connections workshop, with audio contributions from Dr Rebecca Webb
Dr Martin Bittner reflects on his own research and experiences of working across cultures, exploring a theory and methodology of translation
How do children encounter, experience, and engage with public life? How having things ‘in common’ has influenced our forthcoming exhibition and book
Dr Christos Varvantakis describes the impact of technology, computer games, and mobile phones on childhood games across the Connectors Study
Dr Vinnarasan Aruldoss describes strangers interrupting research dynamics and flows, touching on the ethical challenge for privacy in close-knit communities
Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas reflects on pain and embodiment in the research process, and how children adapted their game playing to be more inclusive
On modern fables and story-telling in public space: Christos Varvantakis shares an excerpt from the field
What happens to ethics when the process of conducting research itself becomes public? What do we do when adults or parents intervene in data collection?
Dr Christos Varvantakis explores ‘coming of age’ tropes and temporalities in childhood play, and how ethics and anonymity are understood and enacted