This unique series comprises seven separate 2-hour ‘taster’ workshops in the 2021/22 academic year, five of which will explore a different method or set of methods, prefaced with a half-day introductory workshop introducing creative methods in the social sciences and facilitated by Dr Helen Kara, and ending with a workshop on design, ethics, and dissemination, led by the Visual and Embodied Methodologies Network (VEM) in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Policy at King’s and the Arts Cabinet. The workshops are open to students and staff who are interested in learning more about, and exploring the possibilities, of using creative methods in their research.
The series draws on the experience and expertise of VEM colleagues involved in Imaging Social Justice, co curated with the Arts Cabinet, which supported early-career researchers’ and PhD students’ collaborations with artists. The series is also being run in conjunction with The Exchange in SSPP.
VEM is a faculty-wide initiative that is focused on the potential for creative methodologies and collaboration to enhance understanding of social science problems, and to enable the production of new knowledge on issues such as social justice, exclusion, gender, health, environment, conflict, peace and security.
We will hold a mix of online and on campus workshops from January-June 2022. This workshop series dovetails well with the series of pedagogy and wellbeing focused workshops being hosted by The Exchange, and aligns with the 2021-2022 focus of The Exchange as a creative lab space to experiment with creative practices that feed directly into the planning of Kings Curriculum 2029.