Maggie O’Neill – Women’s lives, well-being and community: arts based biographical methods

Event Date: 6 March 2013
Room B02, Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents:

Professor Maggie O’Neill (Durham) – Women’s lives, well-being and community: arts based biographical methods

This talk will discuss collaborative research undertaken with  women seeking asylum in the North East of England and the use of arts based walking methodology located within a broader trajectory of biographical and participatory research. A critical recovery of the biographies of women individually as well as collectively is undertaken through walking and storytelling workshops.  The paper also shares some of the images and narratives created by women during the collective walk that offer multi-sensory, dialogic and visual routes to understanding their lived experiences. A short film [9 mins] will be screened as an outcome of this research with women community co-researchers and the film maker Professor Jan Haaken.

Introduction by Professor Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck).

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