Open Acces Book: Co-Creativity and Engaged Scholarship published!

The new book “Co-Creativity and Engaged Scholarship. Transformative Methods in Social Sustainability Research” has now been published online! The book has been editied by Alex Franklin and been published in the context of the EU Marie Curie ITN programs RECOMS.

  • A unique overview of transdisciplinary approaches to researching and communicating community environmental practice
  • Demonstrates how to engage in impactful research realising the full potential of transdisciplinary science
  • Invaluable reference for researchers working across a range of different institutions and community settings
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

This open access book explores creative and collaborative research methods within the social sustainability sciences. The term co-creativity is used in reference to both individual methods and overarching research approaches that, through socially inclusive forms of action and reflection, stimulate alternative understandings of why and how things are, and how they could be. Supported by a wide-ranging series of in-depth—including chapters on militant research and guerrilla narrative, decolonial participative approaches, appreciate inquiry and care-ethics, deep-mapping, photo-voice, community-arts, digital participatory mapping, and living labs—the edited collection critically reviews the potential of creative, collaborative and transdisciplinary forms of research praxis to nurture just and transformative processes of change. This includes considering the role of narrative, creative workshops, visual and arts-based forms of research in contributing to engaged scholarship, as well also as a range of methods from field of critical cartography. The positionality of the researcher, together with the emotional and embodied dimensions of ‘doing’ transdisciplinary research are threads which run throughout the collection. So too does the question of how to communicate sustainability science research in meaningful way.

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