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January 15, 2009

Anyone else remember the Faustian pact when our project started which said we would not only participate in, but also host, a community event? (Not to mention the tricky question of those  Final Report and the Outputs - only joking, Lawrie) Well, we have been thinking about what we would like to spend time exploring with you and want to check out your response.

Awesome is a multi-disciplinary project team and we have been working in an area - academic writing development - where there is a significant debate about generic or disciplinary specific knowledge, practices and support and with a range of subject disciplines: philosophy, computing, fashion design, education. As people around Leeds University have got to know about our work we have made connections into other disciplines too - human and social geography, electronic and electrical engineering, music, international health development.  This has been - continues to be - an exhilirating process and definitely part of the added-value of this project but it can also be challenging and frustrating.  I hope this is not an Icarus moment - but I think one of the things Awesome has done well in the past year has developed empowering and resourceful ways of working with and across disciplines.  Given the forces operating within UK HE at the moment, which work against collaborative and cross-disciplinary teaching and research, I think this is somethign to be proud of.  We would like to explore and document the process with others who are interested in questions linked to project management and multi-disciplinarity.

So, is there anyone out there who shares our interest in this aspect of the community and would like to spend some time (no more than half a day) exploring it with us - either virtually or in Leeds before the end of March?

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  1. Hi Rebecca

    Yes! collaborative and cross-disciplinary teaching and research is something that has been done well by Awesome, and if I can say it, the Emerge project has tried to encourage this kind of cross-cutting approach to community. I'd be interested, but it would probably have to be virtually, for me. March is busy!


    George RobertsGeorge Roberts on Friday, 16 January 2009, 17:18 GMT # |

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