Staying in Shape Action: Research in the Community

This all day event on 23rd January 2015 focused on the idea of 'staying in shape' as it applies to workers in the community and the research that they do. There were 3 objectives for the day: (1) to explore how creativity can help deal with the challenges of action research and how to nurture relationships;(2) to provide an opportunity to identify creative connections in action research; and (3) to explore how we keep ourselves and our approach to action research in good shape.

To find out how these objectives were met, view the poster from the day.

The seminar opened with a presentation from Alison Urie,  Director of Vox Liminis, a Glasgow-based charitable organisation.  Vox Liminis have developed work with the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at University of Glasgow to co-create materials and develop a public-facing knowledge exchange process stemming from engagement between artists, criminologists and people with convictions. Prior to her role with Vox Liminis, Alison worked as a self-employed charity consultant, and as a senior manager in a large social enterprise overseeing the delivery of arts projects tackling youth unemployment, social isolation of the elderly, and tenancy sustainment through the arts. Between 2001-2011, Alison set up and was the Director of Hot Chocolate Trust, an organisation growing innovative co-produced youth work practice and a place of community and belonging with young people in Dundee.

Alison inspired us by sharing some examples of her work with the Hot Chocolate Trust as well as Vox Liminis