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22. Apr 2021

ONLINE SEMINAR - Participatory Design as we Age


The 'Socio-gerontechnology network' is organising a half-day online seminar and network event on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 (2pm - 4.30pm CET). We are happy to invite you to an interactive event: 'Participatory Design as we Age', which is the first in a series of events called, 'International Conversations in Ageing and Technology'.

The seminar Participatory Design as we Age is aimed at experts in the field of co-design and participatory design together with scholars in the socio-gerontechnology network and ageing studies scholars to reflect on key issues of relevance to participatory design in the field of ageing and technology design

Before an interactive dialogue with you all-in breakout group, we will have 5-minute provocations from scholars in the field of participatory design, ageing studies, socio-gerontechnology and human computer interaction (as below):

* Ann Light, University of Sussex; "We went in as old people...": Bringing Life Experience to codesigning Futures
* John Vines, University of Edinburgh; "If participatory design is so good, why are we still surrounded by horrible technologies?"
* Linda Tonolli, University of Trento; "Active aging as ageism: participatory design to age in my own terms"
* Andreas Bischof, Chemnitz University of Technology, "Participation as Legitimation of Innovation - The Case of Robots for Care"
* Susan van Hees, Utrecht University; "The value of values in co-creating implementation pathways for digital innovations in health and ageing"
* Sanna Kuoppamäki, KTH Stockholm "Designing with care: Developing participatory approach in robot-assisted care"

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The event is free to attend to those who register.

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact Helen (, Juliana ( or Susan (

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19. Apr - 19. Jul 2021

LECTURE SERIES - Health and Wellbeing


Die COVID-19 Pandemie hat Thema Globale Gesundheit ins Zentrum des öffentlichen Interesses gerückt. Aus diesem Grund widmet sich die Vortragsreihe am Institut für Ethnologie und am Institut für Afrikastudien Themen von Global Health und Wellbeing. Wir freuen uns, Susan Reynolds Whyte (Universität Kopenhagen), Ruth Prince (Universität Oslo) und viele andere internationale Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler begrüßen zu dürfen. Die Vorlesungen finden auf Zoom statt.

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19. Apr - 23. Apr 2021

CONFERENCE - Social Power and Mental Health


The conference explores the latest social research on the relationships between power, marginalisation, inequality and mental health, and aims to foreground the expertise of people with lived experience of mental health challenges.

Our keynote speakers include Prof Imogen Tyler (Lancaster) and Rai Waddingham, survivor-researcher and Chair of the Hearing Voices Network.

Other speakers include the current and former Presidents of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Prof Wendy Burn and Dr Adrian James, scholar activist Rianna Walcott, writer and mental health advocate Furaha Asani, and survivor academics Peter Beresford and Sarah Carr. Over 70% of our speakers have lived experience of mental distress and/or the psychiatric system.

We have organised the conference over the past two years with a group of mental health service users/survivors from Cambridgeshire, and in partnership with local organisations including Lifecraft and QTI Coalition of Colour.

The majority of our sessions are now online and can be booked via the CRASSH website. If you have any questions about the conference, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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12. Apr - 30. Apr 2021

CONFERENCE - Care: challenges and solutions for a sustainable future


We plan to release new content on a daily basis during the event, which will be accessible to all registered attendees to watch on demand. You will be able to submit questions to presenters and watch their answers in Q&A sessions planned for the end of each week, in podcasts (released online in the following months) or via an online forum (details of this coming soon).

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25. Mrz 2021

PAPER READING WORKSHOP - Navigating 'Ethics in Practice': an Ethnographic Case Study with Young Women Living with HIV in Zambia


This is a paper reading workshop, with a chance for a Q and A with the first author Constance R.S. Mackworth-Young.

So, you will have the chance to ask questions about both the contents of the paper and the writing/publications process. Please read the paper in advance. No social science background required! For enquires email

The paper will be summarised by Corinna Thellmann, followed by an open discussion, and then the Q and A with the author.


While ‘procedural ethics’ provides essential frameworks for governing global health research, reflecting on ‘ethics in practice’ offers important insights into addressing ethically important moments that arise in everyday research. Particularly for ethnographic research, renowned for its fluid and spontaneous nature, engaging with ‘ethics in practice’ has the potential to enhance research practice within global health. We provide a case study for such reflexivity, exploring ‘ethics in practice’ of ethnographic research with middle-income young women living with HIV in Lusaka, Zambia. We explore the ethical issues arising from the layered interaction of the population (young women), the disease under investigation (HIV), the method of study (ethnographic), and the setting (Zambia, a lower middle income country). We describe how we navigated five key practical ethical tensions that arose, namely the psycho-emotional benefits of the research, the negotiated researcher-participant relationship, protecting participants’ HIV status, confidentiality and data ownership, and researcher obligations after the end of the research. We exemplify reflexive engagement with ‘ethics in practice’ and suggest that engaging with ethics in this way can make important contributions towards developing more adequate ethical guidelines and research practice in global public health.


The paper is here:  An open source version is available here for those without institutional access:


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