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Ian Robson
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visual | narrative | social practices | philosophy | collaboration | teaching and research in HE | children's services
visual | narrative | social practices | philosophy | collaboration | teaching and research in HE | children's services

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Drawing-with-others: visual and hermeneutic ethnography
I think I have reconnected with the reason why drawing (and other production of images of various sorts) is one of the central strands that runs through my work. I am beginning to understand - again - what drawing is to me, and my research practice and I am...

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Making mapping (of professional lives) work
Alongside the activity I am undertaking to develop a conceptual base for using visual methods, I am getting on with the job of creating tools that I and others can use to explore professional life. As a researcher, I am particularly interested in helping ch...

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Foundations for a visual methodology
As I have previously blogged about, I am working on a philosophical and practical base for my developing research practice. As the title of the blog suggests, I am a researcher of professional practice and service user experience having come from roles in U...

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Beyond decoration: committing to visual (research) practice
Although I haven't posted lots here yet, my journey into developing a thoroughly 'visual' research and teaching practice is something I've been thinking about and working on. Although I'm on a mission to go 'beyond decoration' with drawing, painting, photog...

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Ambitions for drawing in teaching and research
I started this blog to explore my thinking and practice around drawing and using images in my research and teaching practice. If nothing else, it gives me a sort of accountability for making progress. Because I am doing that, I am looking out for things tha...

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Nearly at the end: come with me to my new blog
Hello - a quick post here. Thanks to all of you who have read, added comments and generally shown interest in my PhD journey. It's been wonderful to share it with you. Here's a bit of an update. I finished a final draft of my thesis a while back (I'll be di...

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Drawing, philosophy and professional life: can drawings be more than decoration? (a diary of a messy journey, part 2)
Following my last post, I have sent a few tweets posing (perhaps slightly obscure) questions: How would drawing your life give you insight? Would looking at your team, family or service visually spark new questions? How might seeing our stories differently ...

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The abstract potential of professional life: notes on Deleuze, drawing and disruption.
I have spent some time 'thinking visually' about why I find visual language so useful, and what sort of potential it offers postdoctoral work (as soon as that much delayed Viva is passed). This has involved sketching, as well as dipping into Jakub Zdebik's ...

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As the risk of self-promotion, here's a link to a new blog I've started (it's early days) on - as the tile suggests - Visualising Practice. I'd love to hear what sort of things on this topic I could post that would interest you...let me know!
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