This blog article is an account of an event sponsored by a BSG Small Grant and with support also from CADR. We enjoyed a late morning psychogeographical exploration of neighbourhoods on the western edge of Cardiff’s city centre and an afternoon discussing the practice of researching communities. One main message for the study of gerontology came through all elements of the day – whether it was a guided tour of Riverside from socially-engaged artist Rabab Ghazoul [pictured below left], the drawings of Marega Palser or the afternoon presentations from Sherman 5’s Guy O’Donnell, Kate Spiller from Swansea RIAH and Charles Musselwhite from Swansea CIA – namely that neighbourhood is fluid and that we can only build up a picture of what it means to age [and to have aged] in a given place by making efforts to tap into groups, spaces and shared narratives.
This blog article introduces a BSG-sponsored small event at Chapter Arts Centre on Monday 27 March which explores the lifecourse and stories of adjoining Cardiff neighbourhoods. The day combines research practice through a 90 minute facilitated walk in the morning with an afternoon that includes some presentations and a chance to debate.
This blog article outlines my reflections on the conference held in Edinburgh (12 – 14 October) and how the proceedings …
This blog gives the perspective of somebody starting to research ageing in place having left 10 years working in local government regeneration. The writing considers how to plan for – and make the most of – the upcoming three day Mobility, Mood and Place conference in Edinburgh this October.