Creative methods in gender and sexuality research
& public engagement
Organised by Prof. Feona Attwood and Dr Meg Barker
When? 1-6pm, Friday 18th October
Where? 138 Kingsland Rd, London, Greater London E2 8DY
How much? FREE.
In the area of sex and gender it can be helpful to get away from the standard stories that people often tell in research and to the media about their identities, practices and experiences. Creative ways of conducting research often yield data which is different, or more rich, than standard methods such as questionnaires and interviews. Similarly, when we are doing public engagement and research dissemination, such methods can help people to think differently about sex, and can challenge prevalent popular/media representations.
The idea of this day is to share our experience and knowledge with each other, focusing on creative methods in research and practice and creative methods of dissemination.
Activities will include creative writing around intimacy, desire, and sex; craft and creative play to present narratives; using creative methods to get to different stories about sex; comedy; photographic methods; estrangement activities; and experiments and tools for collaborative production.
Also introducing and considering the ‘bad sex media’ bingo card as a way of challenging problematic media depictions!
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Dr Caroline Walters, Prof. Feona Attwood and Dr Meg Barker