Using multiple voices in research

An extract from my Research Plan:

The research will include academic, theoretical, distanced, writing styles as well as subjective narratives and storytelling.  As part of the research I would like to play with how these different writing styles (or collective voices) can be incorporated into a PhD thesis – how they can compete for space and attention; agree and disagree; ‘expand institutional boundaries as well as evade them’.  Through the research I would like to explore if these academic negotiations share something with live/work artists negotiating the boundaries between their domestic and artistic work. And if so, what it means to meet research subjects with my own forms of research.

South Leeds Life

Spent today reading through news articles related to House 45 and the campaigns/stories relating to Garnets Green clean up. Lloyd-Wilson, the artists in residence, share news and experiences as local residents:

As a resident of the Garnets, I and my neighbours are not opposed to new houses being built in the Garnets but we value the space we currently have and feel that our quality of life will be effected by over population and lack of public space due to the proposed housing develop and current construction of another large supermarket on our doorstep.[1]

[1] Toby Lloyd, ‘Last Chance to Comment on Garnets Planning Application’, South Leeds Life, 7 August 2015,


Research Mapping

Mapping live/work research areas, subjects, texts and artists to visualise the boundaries and focus of the project. A useful tool to discuss and adjust literature review priorities and communicate the scope of research.