Editors’ Introduction: The Power of ‘Showing How It Happened’

  • Ninna Meier
  • Charlotte Wegener
  • Elina Maslo
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)


This book is a collection of personal essays about the unplanned, accidental and even obstructive events that occur in research life and the substantial potential for analytical insights herein. We call them detours—the routes we did not plan, the clutter we made or encountered when carrying out our research and the results of it all—which we may not fully understand. Sharing such stories has the power to make us more adventurous, sensitive and creative researchers. Hopefully, some of these stories will resonate with you as a reader and make you feel like writing. By writing–sharing–reading–writing, we can expand the playground of research and inspire a research culture in which ‘accountable’ research methodologies involve adventurousness and not-being-so-sure.


Creativity Theorising Research methods Creative practices Learning Stories Detours Methodology Creative potential Research Scientific work Academia Academic culture Reading Reflection Writing Thinking Wording Acting Sharing Mastery Innovation Life Place Space Time Body Materiality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ninna Meier
    • 1
  • Charlotte Wegener
    • 2
  • Elina Maslo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Social WorkAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Communication and PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  3. 3.Danish School of EducationAarhus UniversityCopenhagenDenmark

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