Continuing my post topic of last week, the academics and community activists working together on the Bradford Community University project entitled: Co-producing knowledge for change, describe how those taking part ‘have to learn and question ourselves if co-production is to have any meaning.’
And that they are working towards developing ‘new tools for addressing dominating power and extending the boundaries of social action’.
This project is a great example of something for which I have a great deal of time, where people from different worlds genuinely trying to work together to co-produce across their borders – working in the gap between their two worlds. Jenny Pearce concludes with how they are producing new knowledge, a ‘knowledge which emerges from a process of encounter between knowledges, and whose validity depends ultimately on its relevance to the lives and agendas for change of knowing participants and their communities’.
I look forward to finding out more about how this Bradford Community University research develops.