Multispecies Methods: Participatory Research and the more-than-human
Abstract: This paper analyses the outcomes from a recent research project that explored the potential for developing more-than-human participatory approaches. Over the course of four workshops, the team drew on participatory design, participatory action research and ethical frameworks for community-based participatory research to frame their encounters with dogs, bees, trees and water. Discussing some of the affordances and frictions that we experienced in this process, I will draw out some of the consequences of trying to think the ‘more-than-human’ and ‘participatory research’ together.
Bio: Michelle Bastian is a Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Her work focuses primarily on the role of time in social life.