Cathy Ross has asked me to let you all know….
Great day on the Creative Conversations in Bristol last Fri. S spoke to us on conversations between prisoners and the uncovering of stories that the institution wants to suppress in order to maintain the status quo. Any resonances there?? And J spoke of conversations between Somali women. Both highlighted the issues of power dynamics, negotiating space, transparency, the impact of story as well as the marketization of stories, the beauty of “edge moments”, and getting under the surface. And of course mutuality – how all this rebounds on us and make us aware of feelings and responses in us that can be transformative. Hopefully we can begin to develop Creative Conversations as a ‘research methodology’ that is accessible for anyone to use anywhere.