UPDATE: Whose Knowledge Counts?

You can livestream the event here and if you want to join in the discussion on Twitter use #whoseknowledge. If you can’t make the live event, no problem, it’ll be recorded and available to stream on the TPSJ moodle page.

I promised in my lecture last night that I would repost details of this event for those of you in Scotland who would like to attend in person and for those of you further afield who would like to livestream the event. I’m also reposting details of how you can submit an image for the panel to discuss. Please note that you don’t have to create a *new* image, rather, you should upload an image that you think speaks to the idea of ‘whose knowledge counts’.

Whose Knowledge Counts?

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 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: http://padlet.com/akwugo_emejulu/gciz9c1kc0dp

Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whose-knowledge-counts-rethinking-justice-in-knowledge-production-tickets-15270327962​

 on  February 10th, 2015

  1 comment for “UPDATE: Whose Knowledge Counts?

  1. Akwugo Emejulu
    Akwugo Emejulu
    February 14, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you Lynne and Hannah for your images. They are fantastic and we’ll be sure to discuss them next week!

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