What can action research and transdisciplinarity learn from each other?

From our likeminded colleagues in implementation and integration: https://i2insights.org A man raises his hand and brings up the following issue: “Our community is constantly affected by terrible floods that not only destroy our houses, but are the cause of sicknesses of our children.” This statement—in the midst of a participatory budget meeting in South Brazil—raised […]


Is it a Touch of Sugar?

In 2010 eight Guyanese expatriate women living with diabetes came together in a participatory action research study.  They and relatives in Guyana had brushed a diagnosis of diabetes aside as just ‘ a touch of sugar’. Interviews with Guyanese women living in London revealed that managing diabetes was a solitary endeavour, often with little guidance […]


Lifescaping: Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry in The Bay Area. Download here!

Community offering…On Lifescaping by Rolla Lewis et al. With support from the Taos Institute, the Lifescaping Project created a WorldShare book titled: Lifescaping Project: Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry in San Francisco Bay Area Schools (2017), with the foreword by Hilary Bradbury. The Lifescaping Project offers their book as an invitation and guide for other […]


August 2017 AR+ Newsletter link…Book launch!

  Dear Action Researchers We are in the final days! At the end of next week all of our efforts come together with the launch of our new book Cooking With Action Research. http://mailchi.mp/9b197de6b42d/action-research-community-update-1423953 It has truly been a collaborative process and we are thrilled with how it is coming together. In this month’s newsletter we announce the survey […]


Participatory action research with ex-prisoners: Using Photovoice and one woman’s story told through poetry

This paper focusses on the story of Deer (not her real name), a participant in my Photovoice project with 12 ex-prisoners in South Australia. People who have been to prison rarely have the opportunity to tell their stories in their own words. In particular, women ex-prisoners tend to remain silent about their experiences because of […]

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