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OUR METHODOLOGY

A TRANS-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH

Different disciplines, collaborating with practitioners and communities, to find solutions for real-life problems.

[cf. Judith Thompson Klein and Edgar Pieterse]

A PRAXIS-BASED CYCLE

We follow a shared praxis approach that is deeply immersed – acting, analyzing, reflecting, learning and acting together – and seeking deliberate change.

SOLIDARITY ACTION RESEARCH 

We do action research in solidarity with local communities. It does not have a clear starting and ending point, as we go on long journeys together. 

[cf. Chatterton, Hodkinson & Pickerill]

1. Klein, JT, 2001, Transdisciplinarity: Joint Problem Solving among Science, Technology and Society, Synthesebücher, SPP Environment, Birkhauser Verlag, Basel
2. Pieterse, E, 2014, ‘Epistemological practices of southern Urbanism’, paper presented at the ACC Academic Seminar, 21 February, http://africancentreforcities.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Epistemic-practices-of-southern-urbanism-Feb-2014.pdf
3. Chatterton, P., Hodkinson, S. & Pickerill, J., 2010, ‘Beyond scholar activism: making strategic interventions inside and outside the neoliberal university’, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 9(2), 245-275