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THE 2020 FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
DIGITAL-FIRST EVENT 7-15 NOV 2020
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Creative participatory methods: narrating wellbeing and material culture

12th November 2020 15:00 - 16:30
Talk/Webinar, Training/capacity building, Exhibition/demonstration, Interactive activity

About this event

This public webinar is part of the UK Economic and Social Research Council's "Festival of Social Sciences"*, for postgraduate research students, teachers, youth organisations and communities, interested in new ways to collect and present narratives, such as applying illustrations and graphic art or working with artists.

The webinar builds on the project Things and the mind, by Lancaster University and Smarten*, the UK's biggest student mental health network.

We live in a material world...But how can we critically account for it in our methods? We applied mixed methods: survey data and narratives scenarios gracefully provided by a number of students nationally and internationally of diverse ages and characteristics, to understand how everyday things and places affect young people's mental health and wellbeing.

We turned the data into an illustrated book, or, in other words, an amazing graphic novel developed jointly by project students, researcher and artist!

By participating and registering, you will gain:

  • an understanding of collecting and presenting narrative with graphic art
  • an insight into participatory research that involves working with artists
  • a methodological approach to applying graphic art for participant reflection
  • a free online access to the illustrated book/graphic novel that embeds the research - this mean we will send a link to your e-mail address by the end of the year
  • a preview of a number of pages from the graphic novel during the webinar
  • a special opportunity to engage with and contribute to research and its evaluation, as we value your opinion.
  1. The webinar is a part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences and we gratefully acknowledge the support and funding received from the ESRC organisers.
  2. The project has been funded by the Student Mental Health Research network/SMaRteN, funded by UK Research and Innovation and their support is gratefully acknowledged (Grant reference: ES/S00324X/1). Any views expressed here are those of the project investigators and do not necessarily represent the views of the SMaRteN network or UKRI.