Process in action
We ran a Political LEGO workshop at a Geographies of Justice event at the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) conference in Exeter last week. We asked participants to LEGO a scene from their research and promised to publish it. This one was made by Kye Askins, from the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Here's Kye's explanation...
"I'm interested in an alter-geopolitics, that "puts the pieces together in new ways [and looks] to grassroots practice, to the ways that groups are doing geopolitics in the streets, in homes, in jungles, and in many other spaces 'off the page'" (Koopman 2011: 274) ... in the sense that as an academic, I've always tried to "work with non-academic co-researchers and/or participants to actively engage and benefit groups outside academia [...] to question and destabilise traditional barriers between 'expert researchers' and 'researched communities' to enable spaces for collaboration, negotiation and the co-construction of knowledge" (Wynne-Jones, North & Routledge 2015)."
Legoing by Kye Askins