Radical Methodologies (RaM) Research Excellence Group

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

"Radical Methodology" embroidery patch on tartan material. Image credit: Sally Sutherland 2020The Radical Methodologies (RaM) Research Excellence 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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  • Architecture, ecology, and hubris

    Sweeting, B., 30 Jan 2024, The 67th Annual Proceedings of the International Society for the Systems Sciences. Vol. 67. 8 p.

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  • Empirical Analysis of the Impacts of the Refugee Influxes on Amman Urban Characteristics

    Hamdan, D. & Di Raimo, A., 14 Feb 2024, Building Resilient and Healthy Cities : A Guide to Environmental Sustainability and Well-being. Pisello, A. L., Pisello, A. L., Pigliautile, I., Pigliautile, I., Lau, S. S. Y. & Clark, N. M. (eds.). Springer, p. 171-192 22 p. (Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterpeer-review

  • From experimental epistemology to experimental architecture

    Sweeting, B., 5 Mar 2024, In: Architectural Design. 94, 2, p. 30-37 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle