My Last Project And Me

Exercise: My last project and me

What are the goals:

  • To consider the actual personal influences on a project or research

Social matrix:

  • eg. Individual work

Timespan:

30mins

Preparation

  • None

Introduction (5 mins)

  • If there is not yet some words or discussion about reflexive practice or research, spend 5 mins introducing it.

Activity (30 mins)

  1. Take example of your latest project or research. Identify it as the subject of this exercise
  2. Answer or consider the following questions in your text:
  1. How has your personal history influenced the project
  2. How has your disciplinary or skill background affected or influenced the project
  1. What are the social circumstances that brought it about?
  2. What are the broader social circumstances that brought it about?
  3. What are the cultural or historical circumstances that brought it about?
  4. What are the technological circumstances that brought it about?
  5. What are the economical circumstances that brought it about?
  1. What are the social context(s) that your project or research is aimed towards?
  2. What are the broader social context(s) that your project or research is aimed towards?
  3. What are the cultural or historical context(s) that your project or research is aimed towards?
  4. What are the technological context(s) that your project or research is aimed towards?
  5. What are the economical context(s) that your project or research is aimed towards?
  1. What might be the social consequences of your project or research?
  2. What might be the broader social consequences of your project or research?
  3. What might be the cultural or historical consequences of your project or research?
  4. What might be the technological consequences of your project or research?
  5. What might be the economical consequences of your project or research?

Discussion (15 mins)

What did we learn from your own reflection? Share thoughts with others if you like.

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