Some (random) highlights to note:
Book presentation: “From Intervention to Social Change. A Guide to Reshaping Everyday Practices” by T. Vihalemm, M. Keller and M. Kiisel (Ashgate, 2015). This book is a crossover between social practice theory, everyday consumption practices and implementation of social change. Can see a lot of potential in using it for practice-led modules, including the research methods.
The analysis of transnational human mobility by Emanuel Deutschmann from Jacobs University, Bremen –When comparing mobility and social networks of different social groups (students, highly skilled, refugees) the conclusion is that “the longer distance is the less likely that the move there will occur”. Interested to read more on this.
Presentations by Marta Vilar Roslaes from the University of Lisbon and Oleksandra Seliverstova from Tallinn University provided a good ground for comparison between my data on Russian-speaking migrants’ homes and identities and materialities of Portuguese in Canada and Russian-speakers in Ukraine correspondingly.
My colleagues from Novosibirsk State University Olga Echevskaya and Tatyana Bogomolova presented research into inequalities in education (Echevskaya) and non-financial assets (Bogomolova).
Olga Gurova’s research into young fashion scene in Kalio, Helsinki provides an inspiring example of effective use of participatory and creative approach to presentation and communication of data through a research-based film (see “Take it Slow!” Trailer on YouTube).