I am interested in methodological explorations, particularly related to participatory and other non-conventional methods. Currently, together with colleagues, we are organizing a space to exchange ideas and experiences around participatory methods and to think about what participation actually means in this context.
I have used photography as part of broarder research designs. You can see below two participatory projects carried out in 2015 in Bilbao and 2016 in Barcelona using photography: a project of Photovoice and a project of Photowalks. Working along colleagues, both inside and outside Academia, we have published two articles reflecting on the Photovoice experience:
- Diana Mata Codesal, Concepción Maiztegi, Sónia Pereira, Edith Ulloa, Eztizen Esesumaga y Andrea López del Molino (in press) Con la Cámara a Cuestas. Aportaciones de la Fotografía en Procesos Participativos de Investigación-Intervención. Forum: Qualitative Social Research.
- Sónia Pereira, Concepción Maiztegi and Diana Mata Codesal (2016) Transformative Looks. Practicing Citizenship through Photography. Journal of Social Science Education 15(4): 14-2.
After the 2016 project on photowalks, I am also starting to reflect on the potentialities of group walking as a relevant research technique.
Photowalks: Fotopaseos por El Carmel 2016
During 2016 three Photowalks were carried out in a peripherial neighbourhood of Barcelona.
Photowalks were based on previous research experience with photovoice, but include the importance of bodily dispositions in enacting knowledge about a shared socio-geographical common space.
Photovoice: Cámara a cuestas 2015: Miradas que transforman
Proyecto participativo de fotovoz con mujeres migradas en Bilbao: https://camaraacuestas2015.wordpress.com/