As promised, here are further details of this event! I really hope you guys participate in this. Also, for those of you who are in the central belt, I hope you can make it in person. Those further afield, I hope you’ll stream the event live. (Further details about live streaming will be added to this post.)
Whose Knowledge Counts? Rethinking Justice in Knowledge Production
For Innovative Learning Week 2015, the Global Justice Academy, the MSc Social Justice and Community Action and the MSc Digital Education have organised a student competition to imagine and represent the politics of knowledge production and the struggle of who gets recognised as a knowledgeable and knowing agent.
‘Knowledge’ is a key site for debates about social justice. The processes by which a given society decides which knowledges are valuable, how some individuals and groups are constructed as ‘scientific agents’ and how particular ways of knowing are legitimated are deeply political questions. Indeed, the power of many of liberation struggles is not only in their transformations of the material conditions of marginalised groups but by challenging the social order through radical new ways of seeing and understanding the world.
For this competition, we invite undergraduate and postgraduate students to create an image related to the theme of ‘Whose Knowledge Counts’. A selection of images will be debated at a roundtable event from 1pm-3pm on Thursday 19th February at the Chrystal MacMillan Building, Seminar Room 5, where we will also announce the competition winners. This event will be livestreamed and recorded for distance education students.
Upload your image to the competition’s Padlet wall by Friday 13th February 2015.
Further details can be found here.