While we continue our research on the mapping of new ways of learning and after contacting the initiatives that we were mapping for several months, we are using this blog to present news from our #research_fields.

The first two initiatives are #FAC_Research from #Athens and #City_Detectives from #Istanbul.

FAC Research is a community-based research centre in #Athens (and beyond) staging a collective exit from neoliberal academia, nourishing the autonomous roots of #feminisms. The Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research (FAC Research) is a #space_for_learning, #reflection, #collaboration, #support, #exchange, #knowledge_production, #political_interventions, and #trouble_making. 

City Detectives (Şehir Dedektifi) is an initiative based in #Istanbul,focuses on the child's #right_to_live in a healthy and safe environment; it is a #civic_initiative that observes, documents and produces games that #children communicate with the city and #cities_with_children.

As we start to share the details of our #discussions and #shared_learning, we encourage you to follow the initiatives’ projects and news here:

  • FAC Research’s annual membership drive starts on April 1 2021, but you can join them anytime. Learn more about how to become a member of FAC research here
  • In collaboration with partner organisations comprising the participatory action research project BRIDGES: Building Inclusive Societies: Diversifying Knowledge and Tackling Discrimination through Civil Society Participation in Universities, FAC Research created an open access resource that provides antiracist feminist strategies for addressing and dismantling structures of exclusion in University curricula and classrooms. You can check the Tool Kit here!
  • The Workshop on Children in Public Transport developed by the City Detectives aims to bring together the experiences and ideas of different stakeholders to answer questions and develop solutions regarding discovery transportation, accessible transportation, safe transportation and ecological transportation sessions. Child Rights Monitoring Studies on the theme of Children in Public Transport realized with the EU support program, will be implemented with the outputs of this workshop.

We will be sharing more news of the initiatives to enlarge the network that focuses on #education in relation to #art, #urbanism and #activism! Stay in touch with us for more updates and events, join our Telegram group called crackedfields and be a part of our network!