Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment

A Critical Feminist Arts/Research Workshop Series (and zine!) brought to you by Dr Ashleigh Watson, Dr Laura Rodriguez Castro, and Samantha Trayhurn

Next workshop: 19 July, Griffith University, Brisbane

In this workshop, we explore ways of practically extending critical and feminist social research with art – specifically photography, sociological fiction and zine making. These arts practices are valuable for opening up how we critically explore, analyse, collaborate on, and share experiences and understandings of the social world.

Date: Friday, 19th July
Time: 2pm to 6pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: The Ship Inn, Griffith University, South Bank Campus
Cost: Free
Registration: Here. Places are limited!

The workshop will involve talks on participatory visual methods, sociological fiction, and zine making. You can read the talk abstracts here. Following these talks is a practical workshop, where participants will collaboratively experiment with each of these methods to explore themes of affect, knowledge, and embodiment. We will produce a zine on the day, a ‘curated sociology’ of photography, research writing and fiction interventions, to be published with Frances St Press. For the zine, we’ll collaboratively draw on this lecture by Sara Ahmed.

This workshop will be suitable for established social research and Honours, Masters and PhD students interested in a practical introduction to these arts/research methods. Participants do not need prior experience in these practices – just enthusiasm!

Dr Ashleigh Watson is a Resident Adjunct Research Fellow with the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research. She is the creator and editor of So Fi Zine, the Fiction Editor of The Sociological Review, and Secretary of The Australian Sociological Association.

Dr Laura Rodriguez Castro is a Resident Adjunct Research Fellow with the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research. Her doctoral research was a visual participatory project with rural women in Colombia embedded in feminist and decolonial epistemologies. She combines her research practice working as a freelance writer and photographer, and is involved in community activism.

Samantha Trayhurn is undertaking a Doctor of Creative Arts at Western Sydney University as part of the ARC funded Other Worlds: Forms of World Literature project. Her work has appeared in Overland, Westerly, LiNQ Journal, eTropic, Hecate and others. She is the creator and editor of Pink Cover Zine.

AKE Zine
ISSN 2651-8724 (Online)

AKE Zine is a collaboratively produced critical feminist arts/research publication.

The first volume of AKE Zine was created at Monash University on November 16, 2018, at Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment: A Critical Feminist Arts/Research Masterclass.

Download a read online version of AKE Zine vol 1 here

Download a DIY print version of AKE Zine vol 1 here

For best results, print double sided and flip along the short edge.

Volume 1 of the zine draws on:
Audre Lorde’s essay The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House, and these Guidelines for Ethical Visual Research Methods.