Within the Food project Somali women from the Easton area of Bristol did work around the proliferation of fast food outlets within their community. The policy briefing Too many takeaways? How the food environment affects the health and wellbeing of communities is now available.
The pop-up Somali Kitchen event was led by a group of mums, all members of SPAN (Single Parent Action Network), keen to promote healthy alternatives to the fast food on offer at the dozens of takeaways in the area, while discussing food-related issues and celebrating Somali food and culture. The event evolved out of collaborative research project Productive […]
In June 2016 Productive Margins projects joined projects from across the country at the Utopia Fair. Presented in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Connected Communities programme, the Utopia Fair at Somerset House showcased the creative outcomes from 25 AHRC-funded projects alongside 10 additional projects that had been hand-selected by […]
Life Chances project ‘Life Chances’ is a widely-used phrase, adopted by governments to headline their policies relating to children and poverty. But few realise that the term was coined by sociologist Max Weber to refer to socioeconomic disadvantage; the current government uses it in a very different way, placing responsibility on individuals and ‘society’ rather […]
Friday 20th of May, 10-12 followed by lunch and conversation 12-2. Described as the ‘Patron solicitor of previously lost causes’ renowned media and human rights lawyer, Mark Stephens is coming to the Single Parent Action Network (SPAN). The Productive Margins ‘life-chances’ research program has been investigating experiences of regulatory bodies, poverty and routes out of […]
Debbie Watson, Simon Poulter, Sophie Mellor and Marilyn Howard reflect on their ‘Life Chances’ : the project co-development of a fictional novel with community participants. ‘Life Chances’, a phrase first used by Marxist sociologist Max Weber, has been appropriated by recent British governments. Whilst Weber’s definition of Life Chances is directly correlated to socio-economic factors, the current Conservative government’s definition adds a […]