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LERRN-RRN Workshop | Creative Methods in Challenging Times

January 27, 2022 at 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Key Contact:LERRN

A pre-launch of:

Documenting Displacement: Questioning Methodological Boundaries in Forced Migration Research, edited by Katarzyna Grabska and Christina Clark-Kazak

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This interactive workshop introduces participants to three creative methods – multimedia package (MMP), memory mapping and sound postcards – featured in the forthcoming edited volume, Documenting Displacement: Questioning Methodological Boundaries in Forced Migration Research (MQUP, 2022). After a brief introduction to the book, participants will be invited to take part in a mini MMP workshop to explore the method and think through how they can apply it in their own work. Lessons learned from a project using memory mapping methodology in Sri Lanka will complement the discussion about the linkages between ethics and methods in research on forced migration. A sample sound postcard from a project in Colombia will also be featured. Participants will be invited to reflect on how creative methodologies may be particularly helpful in displacement contexts and in methodologically and ethically challenging moments, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Video Recording & Post-Webinar Report


This interactive workshop and book launch is co-hosted by the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN) and the Refugee Research Network (RRN) on the ethics of forced migration research at various stages of the research process, from setting the agenda to sharing the research. With a growing understanding in the field of forced migration that it is important to do research differently, this series aims to build a community of practice of people dedicated to supporting ethical and relevant research on forced migration, and to share best practices on designing and conducting research. For event details, recordings, and post-webinar reports, click HERE.

LERRN is a team of researchers and practitioners committed to promoting protection and solutions with and for refugees. The goal is to ensure that refugee research, policy and practice are shaped by a more inclusive, equitable and informed collective engagement of civil society.

RRN was created to mobilize and sustain a Canadian and international network of researchers and research centres committed to studying refugee and forced migration issues and to engaging policy makers and practitioners in finding solutions to the plight of refugees and displaced persons.