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Won by Walking

A new network of walking scholars are working together through stakeholder and researcher driven creative walkshops in the Nordic North. The group so far have looked at the following themes: mobilities and post-pandemic changes of lifestyle and heritage, tourism and sustainability futures.

Object Mapping being used in an international workshop. Dominica Williamson and Dr John Martin who co-created the method (building on Coral Communities project work) shared it with a team of researchers, to investigate the connections between mobilities and post-pandemic changes of lifestyle through stakeholder and scholar driven creative workshops in Baroniet Rosendal, Norway. Funded by The Nordic Research Council in the Humanities and Social sciences (NOS-HS). Photograph: Dominica Williamson

Sharing methods through action on the ground the researchers are exchanging ideas, building capacity and driving new methods forward. The group travels to different countries as well as delivers workshops online.

As an artist I have been asked to walkshop in Norway, Sweden and Finland. We are currently looking at outcomes which share methods outside of academia as well as within it. Importantly we want to build capacity within communities as well as within academia.

Object Mapping being used in an international workshop. Dominica Williamson and Dr John Martin who co-created the method (building on Coral Communities project work) shared it with a team of researchers, to investigate the connections between mobilities and post-pandemic changes of lifestyle through stakeholder and scholar driven creative workshops in Baroniet Rosendal, Norway. Funded by The Nordic Research Council in the Humanities and Social sciences (NOS-HS). Photograph: Dominica Williamson

So far, I have shared my methods with the network through a workshop on zoom and in Norway and Sweden. I am collecting feedback from delegates through each workshop and integrating it into the methods. The network is interdisciplinary, for instance there are artists, dancers, musicians, folklorists, anthropologists, geographers and eco-writers.

Object Mapping being used in an international workshop. Dominica Williamson and Dr John Martin who co-created the method (building on Coral Communities project work) shared it with a team of researchers, to investigate the connections between mobilities and post-pandemic changes of lifestyle through stakeholder and scholar driven creative workshops in Baroniet Rosendal, Norway. Funded by The Nordic Research Council in the Humanities and Social sciences (NOS-HS). Photograph: Dominica Williamson

Norway: Funded by The Nordic Research Council in the Humanities and Social sciences (NOS-HS).

Sweden: Funded by Funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond