When writing matters – Exploring writing as inquiry

New course within Urban Futures Open Research School 


Urban Futures Open Research School invites you to a shorter and requested course on writing. The PhD course (4,5 ECTS) is aimed for PhD students, post-docs and professionals from practice. Apply by October 21st. Course started 19 November 2019.

Urban Futures Open Research School has since its start in 2017 held the popular PhD course Co-producing knowledge in transdisciplinary research – From practice to theory (2x7,5 ECTS) twice. Focus has been on transdisciplinary research and co-production – an approach where researchers and practitioners take on complex societal challenges together. This fall a new course will be held, When writing matters – Exploring writing as inquiry (4,5 ECTS), which builds on previous courses and explores methods for writing together cross disciplines and practices. 

The purpose of the course is to explore writing as a way of carrying out the transdisciplinary research process and to investigate how writing in itself can be a way to explore and create change. Focus will be on the process of writing and how the participants can develop their writing skills. The course will explore ‘the text’, not only as writing exercises, but also as collective reading exercises, to deeply engage with texts of different kinds. It will be conducted in a workshop mode and aim for an intimate setting of both academic researchers, PhD students and experienced practitioners with an interest in understanding the capacity of writing, of evolving one’s own writing knowledge, and of writing together. The course will start with a half-day ‘crash course’ introduction to transdisciplinary co-produced research. 

About the course

When: 19–21th of  November and 10–12th of December. 
Where: Mistra Urban Futures, Läraregatan 3, Gothenburg, Sweden. 
Entry requirements: In order to be eligible for the course the applicant must fulfil and prove the general entry requirements for postgraduate studies i.e. master’s degree or equivalent. As a practitioner a master’s degree is required. 

The course is free of charge.  


Henrietta Palmer, Deputy Scientific Director,

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About the course When writing matters – Exploring writing as inquiry


It should contain:  
•    CV (including contact information; name, e-mail, telephone number). 
•    Short letter of motivation, describing your interest for transdisciplinary co-production and writing

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