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Inquiring into Red/Red Inquiring
Faculty of Health Education and Society, School of Education, University of Plymouth, Nancy Astor Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, UK
Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick, Westwood Campus, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
Centre for Educational Research, School of Education, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW 2751, Australia
PLaCE Research Centre, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of the West of England, Bower Ashton Campus, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol, BS3 2JT, UK
Dorothy House Hospice, Winsley, Wiltshire, BA15 2LE, UK
Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, 35 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1JA, UK
School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol, 11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1TU, UK
Norah Fry Research Centre, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, 8 Priory Road, Bristol, BS8 1TZ, UK
Department of Management, University of Bristol, 8 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TN, UK
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, The Park Centre, Daventry Road, Bristol BS4 1DQ, UK
Narrative Inquiry Centre, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA, UK
Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford, Littlegate House, 16/7 St Ebbes St, OX1 1PT, UK
Larkmead School, Oxford Brookes University, Faringdon Road, Abingdon, OX14 1RF, UK
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Received: 21 December 2012; in revised form: 20 May 2013 / Accepted: 21 May 2013 / Published: 23 May 2013
Abstract: This layered account of an inquiry into ‘red’ emerged out of a collective biography workshop. In the middle of the Wiltshire countryside, an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars gathered together to write and make other things and marks on paper that asked questions of, and into, the spaces between words, people, things and their environments. We did not set out to workshop or write into or paint ‘red’ but, rather, it was red that slipped in, uninvited, and painted and wrote us. Red arose as a blush or a stain seeping amongst us that became referenced obliquely by material objects, metaphors and fairytales. The stain spread, became noticeable through our weekend together and beyond it, creating another (bright red artery) vein of connection to write with.
Keywords: collective biography; layered accounts; human-nonhuman entanglements; collaboration; desire; agential and magical realisms
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Gale, K.; Gallant, M.; Gannon, S.; Kirkpatrick, D.; Malthouse, M.; Percy, M.; Perrier, M.; Porter, S.; Rippin, A.; Sakellariadis, A.; Speedy, J.; Wyatt, J.; Wyatt, T. Inquiring into Red/Red Inquiring. Humanities 2013, 2, 253-277.
Gale K, Gallant M, Gannon S, Kirkpatrick D, Malthouse M, Percy M, Perrier M, Porter S, Rippin A, Sakellariadis A, Speedy J, Wyatt J, Wyatt T. Inquiring into Red/Red Inquiring. Humanities. 2013; 2(2):253-277.
Gale, Ken; Gallant, Mike; Gannon, Susanne; Kirkpatrick, Davina; Malthouse, Marina; Percy, McClain; Perrier, Maud; Porter, Sue; Rippin, Ann; Sakellariadis, Artemi; Speedy, Jane; Wyatt, Jonathan; Wyatt, Tess. 2013. "Inquiring into Red/Red Inquiring." Humanities 2, no. 2: 253-277.