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Drawing on creative methods to understand the everyday lives of women and girls

Mannay, Dawn 2018. Drawing on creative methods to understand the everyday lives of women and girls. Presented at: Young Women and Girls in Contemporary Scotland and Beyond, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 5th September 2018.

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Abstract

Reflecting on a range of qualitative research studies, this workshop considers the ways in which creative and visual approaches can be drawn on to gain an understanding of the everyday lives of women and girls from their unique subjective perspectives. In these projects participants’ experiential accounts were facilitated by creative activities, which enabled them to reflect in detail on the micro interactions of their lives. This allowed space for thinking through their subjective, mundane, but important, experiences that operate alongside, and interact with, more structural changes. Research techniques included artefacts, collaging, drawing, photoeliciation, emotion stickers, timelines and sandboxing. The opportunities and limitations of creative approaches will be considered as well as the practicalities of ‘doing’ visual research in the field, and the associated implications for ethical practice. The workshop will offer an opportunity for participants to try a collaging and drawing activity to explore their possible future selves and we will discuss experiences of creating visual data, and the potentialities and difficulties of applying the technique in participatory, visual and creative research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Uncontrolled Keywords: sandboxing; drawing; collage; visual methods
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 15:01
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/114943

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