Here you can read, watch and listen a variety of topics related to my work. In the publication section you can read some of my research outcomes and outputs. In the videos and podcast I share ideas and conversations I am having with great professionals from a diversity of fields related to designing research and designing conversations.

Podcast: Relational Education – How to innovate in learning processes

In this podcast, we talk about how the ideas and practices of social constructionism are even more relevant in times of Covid.

Designing and Performing Research as a Relational Endeavor

Embracing the assumption that all research is relational enables the researcher to be more present and attentive to the research process, paying attention to what the context urges and offers, and to what participants need. In  relational research, the plurality of voices are fundamental to produce knowledge that can be useful and transformative.

The impact of COVID-19 on digitization in destination management

Short article on the “Impact of the pandemic on digitization of tourism” written with my colleague Corné Dijkmans, part of our Digitourism project funded by Interreg Europe.

Designing conversations – a three dinner course with Luca Grasso

Conversations can not be predicted but they are also not random. You can design spaces and creative formats for conversations to go into more fruitful directions. This conversation over dinner with Luca Grasso explores a variety of frames and shapes in which productive conversations can take place.

A Collection of best practices on Public Space Initiatives

The Innovation Game. State of the Art Catalogue. Collection of best practices on public space initiatives.

Research as Innovation & Collaborative Action Research

Here you have a conversation on two different  papers published on creative, collaborative and imaginative principles of research. The authors present and critically discuss the challenges and opportunities to conduct participatory research that embraces creativity and imagination to co-create knowledge. This conversation features two publications: Camargo-Borges, C.; McNamee, S. (2020). Research as Innovation: An Invitation to Creative and Imaginative Inquiry Processes. & Ottar Ness and Dina von Heimburg (2020). Collaborative Action Research: Co-constructing Social Change for the Common Good. From the book: Sheila McNamee, Mary M. Gergen, Celiane Camargo-Borges, Emerson F. Rasera (editors). The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice.

Criatividade e imaginação: a pesquisa como transformação de mundo!

O artigo  discute a criatividade e imaginação na pesquisa, trazendo uma visão mais participativa, relacional e orientada ao contexto. Fundamentada em uma epistemologia de pesquisa como prática social, traz métodos da arte para fomentar a criatividade e imaginação.

Podcast: What Can Social Constructionist Practice Offer in Times of Uncertainty?

In this podcast, we talk about how the ideas and practices of social constructionism are even more relevant in times of Covid.

Research as Innovation: An Invitation to Creative and Imaginative Inquiry Processes

The chapter describes research as innovation, providing a brief overview of some of the main distinctions between the scientific research tradition and research as a process of social construction. Illustrations from the field are provided.

Placemaking, Social Construction, and the Global South

This chapter defines Placemaking and articulates with community building. It outlines how Placemaking practices are translating social constructionist ideas into action. An illustration from the global south is provided, expressing the diversity and richness of the worldview of the global south, which embraces different races, religions, and cultures.

Podcast: Innovation practices in the field of Social Construction

Positivity Strategist together with the Taos Institute created a season of 10 episodes exploring innovative work embracing the ideas of Social Constructionism.

Intercultural work for Public Engagement, Parelheiros – SP – Brazil

One of the projects developed by the Brazilian NGO Ibeac  is called “Ruas adotadas” (adopted streets) in which they occupied some streets of the neighborhood to give space for kids to play, for parents to engage and learn from each other, and for workshops about healthy food to be given.

Making Places Shaping Destinations – Social Entrepreneurship in peripheric communities

The video is an illustration of a small project developed as part of a collaboration between Breda University, University of Sao Paulo, the NGO Ibeac and the farmers from “Acolhendo em Parelheiros”, São Paulo, Brazil.   Parelheiros is a neighborhood of São Paulo containing great natural importance, however with high poverty and inequality.

Criatividade e Imaginação em pesquisa e intervenção:  comunicação intercultural

Nesse podcast falo sobre meu percurso profissional, meu trabalho como educadora em programas interdisciplinares e internacionais e como a criatividade e imaginação fazem parte da forma como atuo em pesquisa.

Making Places and Shaping Destinations in Perus, São Paulo, Brazil

Making Places in the region Perus, São Paulo, Brasil. A field work experiment connecting Dutch students with local community.

Designing Conversations: GamePlan as a creative design tool

A conversation on GamePlan, a creative design tool.

Designing Conversations: Setting stage for connection and engagement in Business

A conversation on Design and Social Construction supporting business meetings. How can you design spaces and conversations for a successful project to develop?

Designing Conversations: Design and Social Construction

A conversation on Design approaches and Social Constructionism.

Experience Design Course – 2.0 (Imagineering Master – 2017)

Experience Design Course with the Imagineering Master students at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences! A journey of three full days learning the Imagineering Design approach while applying it.

Experience design course – Imagineering Masters

Three days co-creating knowledge and practice in context, using the collective creativity and the ABCD model of Imagineering to come up with an experience for each challenge.

Research 2.0

Research can be fun and sexy This video is the outcome of a project I developed with a student who was very much interested in understanding why all students, when it comes to research work,  get so bored and demotivated? Can we make research fun and sexy? The video shows the exploration we did with students, trying to understand their perception on research and also with researchers, who are embracing a more creative and collaborative perspective on inquiry.

Mobile Interview

Mobile interview can be  a Method of data collection as well as a tool for intervention. In classical research – collecting data requires a  controlled environment, a neutral researcher in order to guarantee the validity and the rigor of the data. However new approaches on research are challenging data collection by stating that actually when we enter our field of research we are already influencing the environment and people just by being there, just by the type of questions we ask. Interview, in the approach of data generation is about a collaborative conversation, with a purpose, of course, in which

Photovoice

The photovoice method is a taylor-made approach embracing the context of a research/Intervention articulated with the needs of participants. It builds on the power and potential of photography as a tool that enables and encourages participants to be creative, reflective on the topic and imagine alternative futures. With photovoice, we encourage independence towards the participants. They can freely choose what they would like to share about themselves and their surroundings in a visual manner. By giving the people a camera, they are able to document and reveal what they appreciate and what they would like to share. The pictures can

Dialogue and Collaborative Practices

Co-creation

Meaning Making in Healthcare Community Groups

Meanings on health produced in community groups (2006)