The Art of Inquiry: notes on Thursday at ECQI

Collaborative art in the Create Art! space Movement, film, poetry, drama, painting - throughout the conference, art and qualitative inquiry entwine: showcasing one another; exploring their (our?) possibilities; blurring boundaries; and becoming more than their constituent parts. Thursday gave us the opportunity to experience the keynote performance of 'Heavier than Air', a play crafted from … Continue reading The Art of Inquiry: notes on Thursday at ECQI

Emerging patterns, echoing patterns: reflections on Wednesday at ECQI

Professor D. Soynini Madison delivering her keynote presentation There are as many journeys through this conference as there are delegates, not least because there is such a rich cornucopia of presentations and workshops from which to choose. We all stride purposefully, meander thoughtfully, and occasionally make a confused dash from session to coffee to session … Continue reading Emerging patterns, echoing patterns: reflections on Wednesday at ECQI

Uncertainty is the space for hope: welcome to the 3rd ECQI

Here at the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry we are thrilled to be hosting the 3rd European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ECQI) which is now officially underway. Yesterday’s drinks reception at the John McIntyre Conference Centre was a hubbub of voices from all over the world, with everyone making new connections and catching up on long-held … Continue reading Uncertainty is the space for hope: welcome to the 3rd ECQI

The everyday lives of LGBTQ peoples – a reading group

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) peoples’ lives are constructed day by day through our encounters with self and others; through our beliefs, fears, hopes, expectations, emotions; through the ordinary. Stewart[1] writes: ‘The ordinary is a shifting assemblage of practices and practical knowledges, a scene of both liveness and exhaustion, a dream of escape … Continue reading The everyday lives of LGBTQ peoples – a reading group

‘Not to be unworthy of what happens to us’ – an interview with Jonathan Wyatt

By Edgar Rodríguez-Dorans and Candela Sánchez-Rodilla Espeso As the research assistants for the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry, we – Edgar and Candela – were talking about the first anniversary of the centre and how we continuously write, discuss, and come across documents that address the concept ‘creative-relational inquiry’, but we realised that we’ve been using … Continue reading ‘Not to be unworthy of what happens to us’ – an interview with Jonathan Wyatt