In the run up to the RGS conference in July the PyGYRG committee would like to propose a journal special issue on 'Progress in Participatory Geography' to explore developments in this field since the formation of the PyGy Working Group.
As a starting point for this proposal, the plenary session of the Participatory Geog' Training Day (2nd July) will be documented, with speakers including Paul Routledge, Kye Askins, Jayne Selick and Pete North.
We would also like to invite contributions from PyGYRG sessions in the wider conference, and PyGYRG members more broadly, to provide insights into the diversity of participatory research that is occuring, and the key issues that are being raised by this work. In particular, discussion is welcome on the ways participatory approaches offer a critical avenue for engaging with current 'crises', as a means to work with activists and wider publics to tackle the challenges of creating more equitable, democratic and sustainable futures.
At this stage that we are exploring the potential for publication, and would like get some outlines of papers together to disscuss with editor.
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