More hands, light work

In this post Martin Bittner, Melissa Nolas and Christos Varvantakis, all members of the Childhood Publics Network, reflect on their recent participation at the 6th Ethnography in Education conference in Halle, Germany and how this is a great example of working collaboratively in a network. 

According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary the phrase ‘more hands, light work’ is currently at the bottom 10% of word/phrase popularity. We can only speculate why (possibly because its antithetical to the individualised and neoliberal cultural moment we are living through?) but for us, as members of the Childhood Publics Network, the idea of ‘more hands, light work’ is pivotal to practices of solidarity and the ways in which Melissa and Christos have been working on the ERC Connectors Study, from which the network grew. 

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Activism on the edge of age

Activism on the edge of age was a two-day workshop funded through the ERC Connectors Study bringing together an interdisciplinary group of researchers working on activism broadly defined from the perspectives of ‘the everyday’ and the life course.

In Common

in common was a series of exhibitions held in London, Hyderabad and Athens showcasing the ERC Connectors Study findings through children’s photo/stories.

Making Connections

A series of free one-day workshops funded through the ERC Connectors Study for doctoral students, early career researchers and researchers in practice settings, to explore multimodal ethnography as a research method.