Dr Jen Southern (Lancaster University), Dr Kaya Barry (Griffith University), and Professor Peter Merriman (Aberystwyth University)
How has art contributed to the emergence and establishment of mobilities research? How does mobilities research contribute to the arts and creative practice, beyond the academic realm?
In this virtual seminar, Jen Southern and Kaya Barry held a conversation with Peter Merriman, discussing the futures of mobilities research and how creative practices will be an important part. They brought into dialogue the recent publication in Mobilities journal: “An agenda for creative practice in the new mobilities paradigm” (2023), collaboratively written by 25 researchers and authors, to make a provocation that creative research needs to be taken serious in future mobilities scholarship. But what does this mean, how might it shift our understanding of mobile methods, and how can researchers take creativity seriously as a “fundamental contribution” (2023: 1) to studying mobility?
Click the link below for the YouTube video of the webinar recording.