A Project Coordinator’s View

text by cjprater We are sitting in our 7th project team meeting. Melissa and I are in Essex House 121 on the Sussex campus huddled around telecoms equipment to speak to our colleagues in Athens and Hyderabad. Christos in Athens is coming over loud and clear; while the Skype gods have decided to play havoc …

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What’s the frequency, Kenneth?*

I recently contributed a short piece to the Sussex European Institute newsletter (link to follow) focusing on one of five critiques that I’m developing of the current state of children’s participation. I call this the institutional critique. The critique runs something along the lines that, despite large material, symbolic and practical investments to develop institutional …

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A Very Particular Kind of Park

As I am settling in Athens for fieldwork, I often find myself passing through a small charming park in Navarinou street, in Exarchia. I have undertaken some exploratory visits in the district, as it appears to be a very interesting place for the Connectors Study, and I have sometimes sat there for a coffee. Additionally, …

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