“Understanding poverty with those who live it” seminar meeting organized by the Science Shop

On The February 12, 2020

The Université de Lyon’s Science Shop is organizing a research seminar entitled “Understanding poverty with those who live it”. This event will take place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 6:30 PM to 8 PM at the Université de Lyon.

Each month, the Science Shop offers a time for sharing best practices and for methodological and epistemological discussions about participatory research and collaborative science. These meetings are based on concrete projects or experiments.

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The aim of the February seminar meeting is to discuss the methodology developed as part of the study entitled “The hidden dimensions of poverty”. The event was led by ATD Quart Monde (Agir tous pour la dignité, or Acting together towards Dignity) and Oxford University and involved more than a thousand participants, over half of whom were people living in poverty.

This participatory research uses the methodology of combining the knowledge and practices developed by ATD Quart Monde in collaboration with professionals and scientists. What is so unique about this initiative is that it recognizes those living in poverty as co-researchers, as equals with academics and professionals. This approach, which combines different types of knowledge, creates a paradigm shift: groups of people who were once the focus of programs designed by others are now a source of knowledge that is essential in the effective fight against poverty.

This event, which is free of charge and open to all, invites people to discover the findings of this study and to discuss the types of research involved. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with researchers, representatives of the ATD Quart Monde Movement and the Science Shop team. Registration is mandatory.

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Speakers: Elena Lasida from the Institut catholique de Paris, Marianne de Laat & Alexie Gasengayire from ATD Quart Monde.