These images are some details of the visual context of the series of workshops "Drawing (inter) actions collaborative research, Art and Care for ecosocial (re)balance". which I led at the University of Bristol last May as a collaboration with the Public Engagement team, the Research Governance team and the Cabot Institute at the University of Bristol.
These series of workshops were a real challenge but it was such a rich ground for diverse discussions and collective creativity, very needed for the topics and the collective attitude towards shifting perspectives to more ethical research forms.
The outcome was including not only the shared space but a number of questions that emerged from the experiencies along the 10 days workshops, aiming to expand these spaces further and influence on research ethics's protocols.
Thanks to all who participated and got engaged with the flow of the workshops and the different participants involved, it is always a gift to be part of such collective energy.
Here the description of the workshop:
"This creative space will enable us to explore the wider implications of research and encourage dialogue between different kinds of knowledge. This shared experience will be guided by artistic collaborative methods and practices of care aiming to contribute to the research ethics process at University of Bristol.
Reflecting on the research implications in the context of the climate emergency can reinforce the need to (re)draw interactions with other kinds of knowledge, other narratives and other species. Artistic practices can provide an inclusive, thoughtful and experimental setting to explore alternative forms of engagement while envisioning future scenarios, considering different voices (grounding research in a wider context) and reflecting on controversial topics such as sustainability, nature, resilience and uncertainty."