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Project: Field Methods Community Projects

Three projects carried out for civil society and local government organisations in Växjö and Uppvidinge. The projects were carried out by teams of masters students, under the supervision of Chris High.

Project information

Project manager
Chris High
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University; Uppvidinge Municipality; Drömmarnas kontor ("Office of Dreams"), Växjö
Staff and student time from Peace and Development Programme
19 Feb 2018- 23 March 2018
Peace and Development Studies (Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences)

More about the project

This year, the projects covered:

  • The hopes and dreams of youth in Araby
  • The barriers to integration for new immigrants in Uppvidinge
  • A scoping study for a tourist app to support rural development in Uppvidinge.

The approach was to make a deeper investigation of the ideas and needs of local stakeholders, and then report the findings back to the sponsoring organisation and the wider society. Each project entailed qualitative fieldwork, as well as an element of participatory media making.