We will further links to literature reviews, bibliographies and other resources as the research progresses.
In Scotland legislative provision affords communities the right to buy the land they live on from private landlords and from some public bodies. This model of land ownership depends on the active participation of local volunteers to make up the boards … Continue reading
The research briefing, Inclusive Cultural Strategies for an Ageing Population recommends greater recognition of the valuable role participation can have in later life. The author Dr Delyth Edwards spent several weeks working with U3A members and undertaking ethnographic research in Peterborough. This research … Continue reading
The UEP project team thanks everyone who contributed presentations, thoughts and scholarship to this conference. Thank you! Understanding everyday participation: Re-locating culture, value and inequality 11-12 June, 2018 Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Omar Lizardo (University of … Continue reading
The UEP project has undertaking research examining the effect of place and space on patterns of participation in libraries and leisure centres. The findings shed light on potential new ways to encourage public attendance. Read about the research findings and access our … 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
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.
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
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. Below are slides and audio from each UEP presentation.
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.
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.
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
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.
Local geography forms a significant context within which culture is situated, and can play a role in enhancing, or diminishing the potential for cultural participation
activities to take place.
With this in mind the UEP project has undertaking research examining the effect of place and space on patterns of participation in libraries and leisure centres. The findings shed light on potential new ways to encourage public attendance.
Read about the research findings in the report: The effect of place and space on patterns of participation in libraries and leisure centres.
- Why cultural policy matters in the devolution debate
- 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?
- Breaking the Temple of the Culture – Well-being Relationship
- Soundings and Findings: A Connected Communities Research Conference