Blogposts

Brigstow creative technology researchers: mapping activity across the university

We are looking for three post graduate researchers, each based in one of the three new faculties (Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Health and Life Sciences), to undertake a short-term project to map existing and plans for future creative technology activity across all disciplines. This project would be particularly suitable for researchers… Continue reading

Algorithmic discrimination in Brazil

Digital technologies are increasingly used worldwide to mediate social dynamics, manage access to rights and ensure participation in economic life. However, the way such technologies are created has blind spots, sometimes literally. There is not enough discussion about the extent to which a digital infrastructure embeds discriminatory and racist assumptions when developed and deployed critically…. Continue reading

Embracing the Interconnected wonders of Collard Hill: Academics, Artists, Activists and (Neo-)Aurelians come together to see the Large Blue Butterfly

“We’re going on a butterfly hunt, we’re going to (digitally) catch a large one!” In the childhood storybook ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen, a family stride through long grass, wade through a river and squelch through sticky mud on an adventure. In this blog, I tell the story of our own… Continue reading

Peasant and Popular Feminism: Co-constructing Peace and Sustainability

Deep in the rural heartlands of central Colombia, in territories wracked with violent conflict for decades, women have kept fields flourishing and communities alive. Campesino (peasant) existence in the Middle Magdalena hinges on a history of struggle (Ferro and Tobón, 2012; Molano, 2009). These natural resource rich lands have been at the centre of territorial… Continue reading

Reflections on taking part in creative and co-produced research Laundry Justice

By Sharon Martin, A Brigstow Student Researcher on Laundry Justice. I was appointed as a seedcorn Research Associate for the second stage of the Brigstow Project Laundry Justice. My role involved carrying out a literature search of grey and academic literature about circus, including circus as part of academic research. It also included the role… Continue reading

Implementing innovative qualitative research methods with farmers to understand the transition to alternative agriculture in the South West of England

By Arleen Lezcano, South West Agroecology Network. When I set the objective of understanding farmer’s practices in the context of agricultural transition and behaviour change, I don’t think I was very aware of the challenge, especially because these types of studies require the analysis of human experiences. So how could I achieve it? I understood… Continue reading