Anthropology Seminar Series Speaker invited by Knowing From the Inside Project to talk about her project related research:-
Professor Kate H Pahl
Professor of Literacies in Education, University of Sheffield
This project is a research theme related to the KFI project.
Collaborative knowledge creation in community contexts: making music and fishing together
Kate H. Pahl (Univ. of Sheffield)
I will be talking about two projects that involved knowledge that was frequently intergenerational and learned in particular places, and connected to a set of specific practices. I will be looking at the nature of community university partnerships in this process. In the fishing project a group of anglers, young people, philosophers, artists, poets and ethnographers explored the question ‘What is it about fishing that makes life better?’ In the ‘Transmitting Musical Heritage’ project a group of musicians and academics jointly explored the question, ‘What is Transmitting Musical Heritage?’. In both of these projects, form and structure shifted, as places to construct knowledge together were differently produced and constructed. In the music project, this led to ‘Music Co-produced’ a project devised by musician John Ball, where musicians played together and reflected on their playing. In the fishing project, young people made a film about fishing with artist Steve Pool, which explored their motivations, skills and experiences. I will be sharing these films and considering the ways in which this helped us all think differently about the process of co-creating knowledge together.
Room F61, Edward Wright Building