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Making & Belonging: The Philosophy and Poetics of Participation


Making & Belonging: The Philosophy and Poetics of Participation

Trull, Andrew S. (2016) Making & Belonging: The Philosophy and Poetics of Participation. PhD thesis, Concordia University.

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This study consists of hosting conversations at the Hermit Lab, an emerging research centre for socially engaged imagination, as well as participating in conversations of everyday community life in a rural Ontario village. The study is grounded in the values and practices of participatory research, ecological learning, and relational epistemologies. The study was conducted in the context of living in the present turbulent world, characterized by rapid socio-ecological change and high uncertainty. The goal of the study was to explore participatory encounter: what happens when people experience themselves as co-participants in the world? The assumption behind this inquiry being that part of today’s challenge is to tell the stories of our lives so that we can understand what is happening around us and begin to organize ways forward. Through the conversations that arose out of this study, the experience of participatory encounter was documented through four overlapping themes: conversation, mutual aid, affection for place, and the poetics of space. Each of these themes, written from my perspective and those of Hermit Lab participants, explores the phenomena of participatory encounter through the experience of people making and belonging.

Divisions:Concordia University > School of Graduate Studies > Individualized Program
Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Authors:Trull, Andrew S.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Ph. D.
Program:Individualized Program
Date:11 September 2016
Thesis Supervisor(s):de Guerre, Don
ID Code:981742
Deposited On:09 Nov 2016 17:14
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:53
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