Research as Innovation & Collaborative Action Research
A conversation on creative, collaborative and imaginative principles of research. 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. SAGE Publishing. 696 pages.
“Collaborative Research”. Two days workshop at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium. Co-facilitated by Jasmina Sermijn. Part of the collaboration programme TAOS-VUB Ph.D. Location: Brussels, Belgium.
The three days workshop invited professionals and researchers to explore their researches from a collaborative approach. After setting the stage with the philosophical approach of constructionism, the participants explored, through different creative sessions, their own research questions and research design reflecting on the implications for the field as well as academically. The final day was dedicated to presentations where the participants showed their learning and had some general feedback from the group. The group was completely international, having with 10 participants from 10 different countries – Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Tanzania, Iran. The diversity generated a
July 2014 – at seats2meet In partnership with Kristin Bodiford Another edition of the designing research workshop! Again, it was a success. Six participants from different parts of the world (Spain, England, Emirates and the Netherlands) united to learn and share about relational forms of inquiry. The workshop focused on collaborative and participatory research through a social constructionist framework. The underlying principles presented was to illustrate the many ways in which we engage in research and inquiry as a daily practice, bringing that to the foreground of our work. Below you see the principles we worked for developing research with
23rd November 2013 Amsterdam – Seats2Meet (Beur van Berlage) In partnership with Kristin Bodiford The project: Me and Kristin Bodiford have teamed up to develop an online community building resource focusing on relational and collaborative forms of conducting research. Through this platform we hope to offer a way of thinking about research with a social constructionist orientation, as something organic, co-creative, embedded in daily life and work, and as transformative. Our goal is to build a community of practitioners from around the world and reach people who can be empowered with this way of thinking about research. In addition to
Organizer of the First International Symposium on Relational Research
The emerging post-modern paradigms in social research are provoking changes in the way knowledge is understood and produced in research. The focus shifts from the discovery of a pre-existing truth or singular reality to the process of constructing knowledge in diverse contexts. Postmodern strategies recognize the dynamic and constructed nature of reality while encouraging attention to the interpersonal relationships that ultimately shape and define our experience. In this dialogical approach orientation, openness, multiplicity, appreciation and engagement are invited in research. As a consequence, a democratic view on what is possible in research is emerging and connecting more with daily practice