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Practising lively geographies in the city: encountering Melbourne through experimental field-based workshops

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posted on 01.01.2020, 00:00 authored by Michele Lobo, M Duffy, Andrea WitcombAndrea Witcomb, C Brennan-Horley, D L Kelly, K Barry, D Bissell, C Buckle, R Cretney, T Harada, M Fabian Hasna, N Kon-yu, F Shahani, S Sumartojo, E Van Holstein, P Wolifson
© 2020, © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This article explores diverse ways of experiencing the city through an experimental field-based workshop supported by the Institute of Australian Geographers and this journal. The two-day methods practice workshop attracted 40 participants and aimed to train doctoral students and early career researchers in practices of observing, feeling, listening, mapping and visualizing the city. This paper aims to demonstrate how learning new methods that include Embodied Observation, Qualitative GIS, Locative Media Ethnography and Sonic Methodologies enabled 16 participants to encounter and experience the City of Melbourne in novel ways. The group learning environment and co-authored pieces that assemble diverse reflections demonstrate that the workshop is a form of innovative teaching and learning that has implications for Higher Education in Geography, but is yet to be explored more fully in the pedagogic literature. The experimental workshop has ongoing pedagogical benefits given the leadership, participatory and collaborative skills that unfolded when leading scholars, doctoral students and early career researchers came together to produce lively geographies of the city.

History

Journal

Journal of Geography in Higher Education

Volume

44

Issue

3

Pagination

496 - 426

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0309-8265

eISSN

1466-1845

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal