This brief report reflects on inclusion and accessibility in relation to a recent in-person Knowledge Exchange (KE) event, the AS IS play, held in the city centre of Glasgow (Scottish Youth Theatre) on Saturday 2nd July. This report is not intended as a definitive how-to guide for inclusion and accessibility in relation to KE events, but instead offers reflections as part of ongoing work to challenge and question who KE events include and how we approach accessibility for those who present/perform, attend, or do not currently engage. This report was written collectively and includes interruptions, reflections, images and questions for our imagined readers. We found the interruptive approach useful to be in conversation with each other over time and space. This is particularly salient in the context of hybrid working and offering options for collaborative working in spaces and times that suit each member of a group (Humphrey and Coleman-Fountain, 2023). We invite you to engage with this work and with these interruptions in your own way and at your own pace. If you are reading this to plan your own event you might want to start with the questions/prompts and the read the report thinking about your own event and keeping those questions in mind. You might wish to dip in and out of the report and we have sectioned off reflections into boxes to make this process easier. This report includes poetic interruptions which are autoethnographic reflections on this event in particular. If you are reading this report after completing your own event (or research project and thinking about research sharing) you might want to think if you could write similar poetic reflections. For more on using poetic reflections as a methodological approach to research and teaching see (Humphrey, 2023). This text also uses deliberate poetic interruption as a storytelling method.
|Place of Publication||Glasgow|
|Publisher||University of Strathclyde|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Mar 2023|