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. Continue reading
Author Archives: Susan Oman
UEP methods at the UEP methods conference
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. Continue reading
The Art of Devolution – a storify of the Culture and the North event
Dr Abigail Gilmore leads discussions on the role of culture in the Northern Powerhouse
Doing research on participation conference – a storify
Why cultural policy matters in the devolution debate
Abi Gilmore looks at why policy-making for the arts and culture is an important area when considering the implementation and impact of DevoManc.
UEP at the Global Contemporary conference
Culture, Participation and Social Values
Members of the UEP research team will be presenting at Museums in the Global Contemporary: Debating the Museum of Now, The School of Museum Studies, Leicester’s 50th anniversary conference. Abstracts from these papers have been copied below, but are also available on the conference site, here. Continue reading
The politics of cultural measurement – a review
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. Continue reading
Participation in local mining communities
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 more democratic understanding of participation. We are exploring ways in which decisions about cultural investment are made, and how they relate to particular forms and contexts for governance, nationally and in relation to different local cultural eco-systems in England and Scotland.
Varina is the newest member of the UEP team. As one of our Research Associates, Varina will be undertaking various mapping work across the ecosystems.
Following several years at Dow Jones Newswires, I wanted to do something completely different and undertook a degree in archaeology at UCL. Over the four year course, I become increasingly interested methodologies and analytical techniques exploring the Continue reading