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Hope is not singular or fixed; instead hopes take multiple forms that constitute precarity. Drawing on interviews with white women ‘on benefits’ in the North East of England, in a period before Brexit, I explore different kinds of hope that surfaced in relation with neoliberal forces of, and beyond, austerity. (1) Multiplied hopes, hedging bets and...
This chapter works through Raynor’s efforts to write a fictional play following a series of participative theatre-making workshops with a group of women in the North East of England. She focuses on three concerns to stay with the (constructive) trouble of thinking/doing this situated practice for research: (1) subtext, (2) motive and (3) intuition...
This paper examines uses of theatre for practice-based, collaborative, research. It brings a review of existing work and reflections on my own practice into dialogue with participatory geographies, studies of affect and geographies of bodily difference. This demonstrates in-depth and well-justified relationships between forms of practice and the sp...
This Policy and Practice (P&P) originated from the round table discussion held in the UK and Ireland Planning Research Conference at Queens University Belfast from 11 to 13 September 2017. Its aim is to explore the representational and performative role of spatial imaginaries in both describing identities and ascribing them to places and thus influ...
Research encounters, like other encounters, differently facilitate the coconstitution of the subject, and incite more or less intense processes of change. But how to understand that change in a context of ongoing difference? To explore this question I draw on a series of theatre workshops developed with unemployed and precariously employed UK women...
A group of women in the North East of England; women getting on and getting by amidst austerity. But what does austerity become for these women? How does it surface and register in their everyday lives through a series of fragmented encounters? Together, we developed a fictional play to explore how austerity acted in the midst of other things. Effe...