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Methodologies of Participation: Shared Anthropology, Corporate Parenting and Care Experience by John Morrison Part Two

This continues the presentation given by John Morrison exploring ‘Methodologies of Participation: Shared Anthropology, Corporate Parenting and Care Experience’. The first part contained an introduction to some of the themes and ideas which John explores and follows how he has laid out his PhD focusing on the participatory approach of Jean Rouch in Shared Anthropology.

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Methodologies of Participation: Shared Anthropology, Corporate Parenting and Care Experience by John Morrison Part One

This post includes an introduction, an audio recording and a transcript of John Morrison talking through the ideas he is bringing together in his PhD which involve shared anthropology and ethnofiction.  In particular he is interested to explore how these methodologies and techniques might be helpful in creating participatory circumstances for people with care experience to formulate the policy which informs what is being discussed as ‘corporate parenting’. Read more

22nd June 2017: Improvised Fiction meets research: Creative and pioneering ethnographic filmmaker Jean Rouch’s lasting legacy by John Morrison

Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and the talks start from 7pm. Come along for a bite of food, a chance to socialise and a talk about Jean Rouch’s film legacy…

 

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Improvised Fiction meets research: Creative and pioneering ethnographic filmmaker Jean Rouch’s lasting legacy

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Podcast: John Morrisons Collider Lesson Plan; How Would You Build Guerilla Education ? Provocation by Alex Dunedin

This is an audio recording of a lesson which John Morrison a practitioner and researcher working in the Digital Media and Interaction Design group in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University.  Ever stimulating, it has been fascinating getting the opportunity to work alongside John as he plans his lessons and curriculum for his students. Read more

Presentation on the Free Education Network for John Morrison

As part of a pop up lesson by John Morrison who works from Napier University, here Alex Dunedin talks about the construction of the Free Education Network website as a way into examining the resources available for learning in the landscape. This presentation was a part of John Morrison’s pop up lesson at Summerhall in Edinburgh where he is trying to prompt his students to take on a challenge suggested by and linked to the community. Read more

John Morrison: Pop Up Lesson in Summerhall

John Morrison does a pop up lesson in Royal Dick Vet Bar, inviting George Wilson to talk about MD20 demographics, which speaks of the most deprived people of the population.  With a focus on uptake of higher education by care leavers, the discussion explores various aspects of the social, cultural and economic aspects which might influence participation in education.

John and George flesh out the subject in the setting of Summerhall, an arts and cultural centre which is working out its identity in the Edinburgh landscape.  Housing many projects, social enterprises and businesses, the arrangement of the landscape suggests many possibilities. Read more

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things was recommended by John Morrison

As part of the Ragged Library, John Morrison, Lecturer in Digital Media and Interactive Design at Edinburgh Napier University recommended ′Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by Michael Braungart and William McDonough…

 

This is in my top 5 favourite books! I came across it while studying product design in Glasgow. The book is jointly authored by an architect and a chemist. However is very accessible, a kind of manifesto for a radically different philosophy, I found reading it revolutionised my thinking in many areas. The authors proffers a paradigm shift from what we take for granted in our every day lives, suggesting the next major revolution should be a green one.

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