Evidence in Revolting Times: How can participatory research challenge
Arts@Trinity, Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds 5.00-6.30pm, 15th January 2014
We are living in a time of growing and revolting inequalities; a time when
measurement, audit and surveillance threaten to constrain what counts as
knowledge about us, our cities and our communities. We are also living in a
time of resistance and revolt; where new modes of collaboration between
researchers, practitioners, artists and activists are opening up new
possibilities for knowing and acting. Drawing on insights which have
developed through the New York-based Public Science Project, Michelle Fine,
Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Centre will open up for further
discussion the role of evidence and knowledge in perpetuating and
challenging these inequalities. We ask you bring with you your thoughts on
the following questions:
. Which inequalities are you seeking to challenge?
. In challenging inequalities, what counts as ‘evidence’?
. How has/might collaboration create new possibilities for knowing and