The Participatory Geographies Research Group (PyGyRG) committee warmly invites you to our online RGS-IBG PyGyRG AGM and Discussant Event.
11am to 1pm (BST) on 2nd September 2020.
To attend, please register in advance at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvceGurjMrHtU3oqFnRETSZC6RcLUPpByN
After registering, you will receive a Zoom link for joining the meeting.…
The RGS-IBG Participatory Geographies Research Group is pleased to offer an annual prize of £100 for an undergraduate dissertation that examines a social justice theme and/or involves a participatory methodology.
Reflective of the scale and type of research carried out at undergraduate level, we are eager to encourage and reward both excellent scholarship and innovation which includes any of the following:
- Employs a participatory methodology
- Engages with participatory research literature
- Works with people, communities, or non-profit groups
- Explores social justice, community activist, social enterprises, or NGOs/CSOs
- Addresses issues of exclusion and marginalisation
- Involves minority or vulnerable groups
- Incorporates tangible outcomes for community groups/NGOs
Nominated dissertations should: be a strong theoretical and/or empirical piece of work; be submitted for formal assessment in the current academic year to a UK Higher Education Institution for a BA/BSc level geography degree programme; include a full set of references and images (as relevant); be written in English.…
We are pleased to invite applications for Participatory Geographies Away Weekend. This will be held in the grounds of Cragside House, a National Trust Property in Northumberland on 19/20 June. During the weekend we shall have time to share ideas and to work through challenges we’re facing; to think and write; and to walk, relax and cook together.…
Participatory Action Research
Dr. Sam Halvorsen, Queen Mary University of London
This text is a near-final version that will be published in the Oxford Bibliographies in Geography (Ed. Barney Warf).
Foundational Works and Historical Lineages
Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and Participatory Development (PD) Participatory Geographies
Community-Based Participatory Research
Critiques of PAR
Ethics and PAR
Activist and Militant Research
PAR is an approach that strives to take seriously the ethics and politics of the processes and outcomes of doing research.…
A4 Colour poster for display available
Call for participation
Bursaries have now been allocated but some regular places are still available.
call to all those interested in participatory geographies (both faculty and
students). The PYGYRG annual away weekend will be held at the ‘Fortwilliam
Backpakers’ hostel https://independenthostels.co.uk/members/fortwilliambackpackers/…
The London Interdisciplinary Social Science DTD (LISS DTP), together with the Participatory Geographies Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society and IBG (PyGyRG) co-hosted a research workshop on 7th June 2018 at the Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London.…
I am an artist, currently doing a part time practice led PhD at Chelsea school of Art alongside my studio practice based in Edinburgh. My impression from the day was that the two speakers, Harriet Hawkins and Caitlin Cahill, and most of the invited panel, shared an interest in using arts practice in mixed method research with a particular interest in how arts practices in a formal sense might be used to increase the impact of their research. …
How do art and geography intersect? Thinking through this question was the task of Interrogating Form: Creative and Cultural Participatory Practice, a workshop held by Newcastle University on Tuesday 11th June.
Indeed, there were lots of sub-questions within this broader focus. …
At 6am on Thursday 7th June 2018, I found myself on the platform at Coventry railway station, awaiting the departure of the first train to London. Thanks to the (very generous and unexpected!) award of a travel bursary, I was on my way to Queen Mary University of London to attend a workshop entitled “Doing Participatory Geographies: a workshop on practicing engaged research”.…