The Understanding Everyday Participation – Articulating Cultural Values project invites submission of abstracts for the conference:

Understanding everyday participation: Re-locating culture, value and inequality

11-12 June, 2018

Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester

The Understanding Everyday Participation – Articulating Cultural Values project calls into question the traditional boundaries of ‘culture’ and exposes the role these play in the making of economic, social and geographical inequalities. Its research disputes the methodological nationalism that dominates understandings of cultural participation and demands a radical re-appraisal of the meanings and stakes attached to participation and ‘cultural value’.

This closing project conference asks how we might re-think the field of participation studies, both within and across disciplinary boundaries, including its articulations with policy. Papers contributing to the debate about the future of cultural participation research under the following themes are invited:

*   Cultural values and participation
*   Geographies of everyday participation
*   Creative economies and the everyday
*   Health, wellbeing and everyday participation
*   Arts, culture and heritage and the everyday
*   Participation, identities and power

How to submit

Please email both a publication ready abstract of 250 words or less, and a short biography of no more than 150 words to<>. Additional attachments may be sent as part of the submission, but will not be published.

Deadline for submissions: 14 February 2018. (We aim to communicate results by mid-March)

Please see the project website for details: