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The Radical Methodologies (RaM) Research and Enterprise Group explores counter-conventional approaches to research and practice across varied contexts and disciplines. The group’s activities support the development of epistemologically sensitive approaches to situations characterised by complexity, conflicting values, and uncertain boundaries.
Given the systemic complexity of contemporary challenges, questions of methodology are increasingly important. Yet, there remains a tendency to reduce methodological considerations to processes of selection between known methods and techniques. The work of RaM looks to question the roots of methodological assumptions (hence radical – from the Latin radix, or root) and to promote exchange between discourses that tend to get separated out by institutional, disciplinary and departmental structures.
RaM hosts regular events, facilitating the exchange of methodological insight amongst researchers and practitioners and maintaining a strong and active connection to the university’s doctoral postgraduate taught community. Members of the group sustain and develop collaborative partnerships with individuals and organisations externally. Current focuses include feminisms, radical pedagogies, cybernetics, radical constructivism, design activism, meta-design, radical positions in ethics, design research and the philosophy of science, and trans- and post-disciplinary perspectives.
Image credit: Sally Sutherland 2020
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Sutherland, S., 2022, A Comprehensive Guide to Gender-Based Violence. Rogers, M. & Ali, P. (eds.). Springer
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBN › Chapter › peer-review
Sutherland, S. & Ainsworth, T., 28 Sep 2021, Design Culture(s). Cumulus Conference Proceedings Roma 2021. Di Lucchio, L., Imbesi, L., Giambattista, A. & Malakuczi, V. (eds.). Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, Vol. 2. p. 4459-4471 13 p. (Cumulus Conference Proceedings Series; no. 7).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBN › Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Ben Sweeting (Presenter)19 May 2022
Activity: External talk or presentation › Invited talk