On transitions, change and continuity…

This time five years ago I was busy drafting job descriptions for the recruitment of those strangers that would eventual make up the wonderful team of colleagues that have been […]

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Making connections under the banyan tree and other such spaces

Melissa and Christos reflect on methods in multimodal ethnography to think about how these might relate to knowledge exchange

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Photo/stories from the field: inside out

Melissa Nolas shares an extract from her fieldnotes, where a reaction to a sarong in a window emblematizes the boundary work in ethnographic research

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Whose voices are heard? Towards a more comprehensive ‘Brexit’ picture

Alexandra Bulat discusses her use of drawings, flipcharts and comment cards as multimodal ethnography for researching attitudes towards EU immigration

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Experimenting with ‘live methods’

The Connectors Team reflect on our recent exhibition as ‘live methods’ and offer a summary of the work we’ve been doing during 2017

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Drawing, sounds and play: understanding children’s viewpoints and participation

Francesca Vaghi reflects on our Making Connections workshop and explores how idioms can be used for interpretation and analysis of ‘mundane’ everyday life

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Multimodal reflections on the making connections workshop

Elsie Whittington gives a multimodal reflection on her experience of our recent making connections workshop, with audio contributions from Dr Rebecca Webb

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Lost in translation?

Dr Martin Bittner reflects on his own research and experiences of working across cultures, exploring a theory and methodology of translation

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Photo/Stories from the field: An encounter with an unsolicited stranger

Dr Vinnarasan Aruldoss describes strangers interrupting research dynamics and flows, touching on the ethical challenge for privacy in close-knit communities

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Photo/Stories from the field: Splat!

Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas reflects on pain and embodiment in the research process, and how children adapted their game playing to be more inclusive

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