(Collaborative Practice as Research)
The nature of participatory projects is open-ended with the potential for changing and transforming each person involved. Taking the time and learning to listen to oneself and others is a key aspect to this potential being realised. As Till (2011) emphasises, care includes everything we do to maintain, continue, repair our world so we can live in it, inherent in this is allowing oneself to be vulnerable and challenges the presumption that the other is exactly like the self.
Conversation and “metalogue”, following Bateson (1972), provides an indeterminate space where there is the possibility to not resolve a question but open up discussion; how discourse and practice work upon us and open up the possibility of change. (Davies & Gannon 2006:5) The exchange of words provide access points, moments of meeting between people, a sharing of experience.