ARN to produce scoping study on 'co-production', to kick-start multi-disciplinary research collaboration between Bristol and Cardiff Universities
Tehseen has begun a short research fellowship looking at the histories, forms and possibilities of 'co-production' in academic-community collaboration, to help orient Productive Margins, a £2.4 million, 5-year programme housed at the University of Bristol and Cardiff University and funded through the UK cross-research council Connected Communities programme.
The term 'co-production' has been used in different ways in different contexts. It also overlaps with terms such as 'participation', 'publics-making' and 'co-creation'. Establishing clear meanings, understanding the dangers and obstacles of the term, and highlighting the successful approaches to co-production is an important first step for the Productive Margins programme. This scoping study is due to be completed by the end of June 2013.