Doing Participatory Geographies: a Workshop on Practicing Engaged Research

June 7th.                  10.30 – 16.00               QMUL, School of Geography, London.

The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Programme (LISS DTP) together with the Participatory Geographies Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society and IBG (PyGyRG) are delighted to be co-hosting an upcoming event on participatory methods.

The aim is for practitioners of participatory methods to reflect upon and share their experiences with graduate and postgraduate researchers currently developing, or considering working within a participatory framework. We will collectively explore a range of issues including:

  • What are the opportunities and challenges of developing a participatory methodology?
  • What are some different approaches to understanding and utilising participation in our research?
  • More broadly, how might (re)considering our research as inevitably engaged and co-produced impact some of the ethical and political assumptions underlying our methodologies?

The day will consist of a workshop and roundtable on “the opportunities and perils of doing participatory research,” followed by a keynote talk and discussion with Professor Bernardo Mançano Fernandes (Geography, São Paulo and Cardiff) on “Co-producing knowledge with socio-territorial movements in Brazil”.

Speakers include:

Please note: the workshop is free and open to everyone, however spaces are limited. Additionally, up to five bursaries (maximum £50 per person) are available to students or researchers based outside of London to contribute towards a return rail fare. To apply, please register for the event and then send a brief (maximum one page) statement to by May 15th stating (i) why you need a bursary and (ii) what you hope to get out of the workshop.

There is a limit of 40 spaces and in the case of over-subscription, priority will be given to (post)graduate students at QMUL, KCL and Imperial College. To register please go to following link (please note, given the limited capacity and free attendance we kindly ask you only to register if you are certain of attending):