January 23, 2017
Afield co-directors Kai Wood Mah and Patrick Lynn Rivers authored an article titled « Pais de paix sans développement: une proposition de recherche-création » in Bulletin FrancoPaix 2 (2017): 1-6. They use the article to critique neoliberal rationales embedded within Canadian international development policies and practices. Articulating design and development are central to their argument, as well as deploying research-creation as means of assessment that enhances innovation in international assistance programs.
The article is the first of several planned publications growing from the successful Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant proposal conceptualised by Mah and Rivers. Titled “Democratic Early Childhood Development,” the project is extensively referenced in the Bulletin FrancoPaix article to demonstrate the potential of research-creation in design and development projects.
Bulletin FrancoPaix is a regular publication of the Centre FrancoPaix at the University of Quebec at Montréal (UQAM). In a short period of time, the Centre has become a leading resource for research on peace and conflict resolution in Canada, the Francophone world, and beyond.
A version of the article can be found here.