3: ‘Ways of knowing in neighbourhood working: Policy V. Zine’ – St Mary’s Church, Sheffield, 1st October 2015

Seminar title: Ways of knowing in neighbourhood working: Policy V. Zine

Date: 1/10/2015
Venue: St Marys, Sheffield

Seminar summary:

In this event we think about ways of knowing in neighbourhoods. We explore arts and humanities approaches to neighbourhood policy making and the logics of policy. We draw on specific projects where film, arts approaches and alternative ways of knowing, including the role of emotion and community funds of knowledge, have been used. We also make this an active day. Through a series of workshops and a zine making activity, we will explore ways of knowing together. We will be looking at forms of cultural engagement within communuties.

Throughout the day we will document our journey with an alternative form of knowing and sharing – the zine. Zines are self-published, small-circulation, often non profit books, papers or websites. They usually deal with topics too controversial or nice for mainstream media, presented in an unpolished layout and unusual design.

We will also explore some key policy questions, for example:

What kind of initiatives, by government or community partners, would encourage better integration and community development in challenging neighbourhoods. Or what should they stop doing?


10.00 – 10.20   Welcome and Setting the Scene (including introducing the zine): Helen Graham and Kate Pahl, University of Sheffield

10.20 – 10.30 – Communities and Public Policy Anna Wojtowicz and Robert Rutherfoord, Department for Communities and Local Government

10.30 – 11.00   Miheala Kelemen and Julianna Skarzynska – Co-producing knowledge with communities in crisis: insights from a cultural animation project


11.10 – 11.45 Hugh Kelly and Graham Jeffery – Reflections on regeneration: the politics of community, documentary and policy

11.45 – 12.15 Luisa Golob and Malaika Cunningham – Ignite Imaginations

12.15 – 13.00 ZINE MAKING Page 1

13.00 – 13.45 Lunch

During lunch:

Andy Inch and Lee Crookes: ‘After the planners?’ Living with the Mosborough masterplan exhibition

Zahir Rafiq: Portraits of British Muslims

13.45 – 14.30 Mariam Shah and Kate Pahl – Safe Spaces for women and girls project.

14.30 – 15.00 ZINE MAKING Page 2

15.30-16.30 Panel Discussion chaired by Kate Pahl

Responding to the policy questions:

Zahir Rafiq, Mariam Shah, Mike Fitter, Zanib Rasool, Angela Greenwood each respond with 10 minutes.

16.30   Zine printed


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