BSA 2017 Understanding Everyday Participation (UEP) project at the British Sociological Association annual conference April 2017
The Understanding Everyday Participation project (UEP) and The Whitworth hosted a workshop on March 22, 2017. The event Valuing Parks and their Communities, centred on the values and practices of community engagement in public parks. It considered the recommendations of … Continue reading
Public parks have provided generations of urban dwellers with havens from the noise and pollution of their towns and cities. They are places where people participate in family life, friendship, sports and exercise, nature watching and private contemplation. Read UEP’s … Continue reading
We are delighted to announce the publication of Understanding Everyday Participation’s second special issue of Cultural Trends. This issue focuses on the situated nature and territorial dynamics of participation. It contains six main articles that explore – in different ways … Continue reading
This summary of Susan Oman’s recent chapter, ‘Measuring National Well-being: What Matters to You? What Matters to Whom?‘ outlines the importance of in-depth enquiries into the methodological aspects of metrics and what they might tell us about culture.
The Doing Research on Participation conference hosted dozens of papers from across the UK, Europe and further afield. Our first post recording the event profiles four of the papers from UEP researchers at the conference. Below are slides and audio … Continue reading
Dr Abigail Gilmore leads discussions on the role of culture in the Northern Powerhouse
The Doing Research on Participation conference took place in Manchester, 25 & 26 May 2016. Below is a storify of the response to the event on twitter. Thanks to Dave O’Brien for storifying the conference. [View the story “Doing Research on … Continue reading
Here Susan Oman reposts her review of Making culture count: the politics of cultural measurement, edited by Lachlan MacDowall, Marnie Badham, Emma Blomkamp and Kim Dunphy, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, ISBN 978-1-137-46457-6. Making culture count: The politics of cultural measurement … Continue reading
Sarah Hughes shares insights from her UEP PhD research in her post, Understanding cultural participation and value in former coalmining communities in and around Barnsley One of the aims of the Understanding Everyday Participation (UEP) project is to strive towards a … Continue reading
Lisanne Gibson explains how her Museum Studies teaching intersects with the UEP project in a video of a mini lecture of her research. The figures tell us that museum visiting has been increasing. According to the Department for Culture, … Continue reading
Susan Oman gave her first keynote at Tate Liverpool last week. Below are some sections of the presentation and some thoughts on the plenary panel. Culture is frequently described in terms of its relationship to well-being. Often, the implication being, that culture is … Continue reading
Lisanne Gibson and Delyth Edwards outline findings in the Valuing Participation Report, published 30 October 2015. This report describes research focusing on the participation of young people growing up in care. The research was carried out as part of the … Continue reading
Abi Gilmore looks at why policy-making for the arts and culture is an important area when considering the implementation and impact of DevoManc.
Cultural policy is often an afterthought, frequently side-lined by other policy debates on health, housing and crime reduction. When decision-making for the arts makes the news, it is usually in relation to some perceived injustice, which either falls outside of prevailing norms of what art and culture is valuable (e.g. consternations over the national follies of Lottery funding for the Millennium Dome) or fares poorly in comparisons with other policy areas which assume greater social need (e.g. funding for public art in hospitals compared with hospital beds). Continue reading
- UEP at the Global Contemporary conference
- Culture, Participation and Social Values
- The Aberdeen case study – an interim report
- Varina Delrieu
- Research and Communities: Effects in Glasgow
- Are Britain’s Youth All Scrooges?
- Soundings and Findings: A Connected Communities Research Conference
- Care experienced young people and participation: a workshop summary
- Does Culture Need Walls?