We’re currently finalising some written output from a few projects we’ve been working on, so here’s the heads up for three publications which should be available over the next 4 weeks or so. They’re listed here in the likely order of publication. They will all be announced here and on the Neighbourhoods blog - but if you can’t wait, send us a message!
Lost possessions – a playful essay with photographs exploring the phenomenon whereby people pick up dropped possessions (scarves, gloves, hats etc) and place them in a prominent position for rediscovery by the owner. These are gestures of consideration for people we are never likely to meet and whose gratitude we are never likely to receive. Lost possessions will be published by Local Level using Bookleteer.
‘A series of doors’ Young people talking about the experience of poverty – this paper derives from the work we carried out with Breslin Public Policy and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner earlier this year. The full report contributed to the OCC’s submission to government on the measurement of child poverty; but inevitably the breadth and sharpness of the young people’s contributions was diminished. This paper repackages much of what we heard, minimising the surrounding context, so that the dominant voices are those of the young people themselves. The paper will be published by Breslin Public Policy.
Social technologies, poverty and ethnicity – this is a spin-off paper by Kevin Harris as part of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation project on poverty, ethnicity and social networks. The project is led by the Third Sector Resource Centre. It is based on workshop and interview comments and will be published by the TSRC.