By Alexandra Crosby and Ilaria Vanni
How can place-based methodologies be integrated into transdisciplinary research?
Locating research in a real physical place is vital in building culture and making important insights more visible to diverse audiences. But for many researchers and community members, place is more than location. People have important attachments to place that change and influence the outcomes of transdisciplinary research, which is one reason to integrate some place-based methodologies into your projects. Our research studio ‘Mapping Edges’, for example, employs place-based methodologies to identify, analyse and amplify civic ecologies and to propose more sustainable ways to design and live in cities.
Place-based research engages with multiple methodological debates, reflecting humanities and social sciences’ increasing interest in space and place.