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Knowing Across Time and Place

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

Abstract

This chapter contains two stories based on the same academic work viewed from two different vantage points. One story is the traditional story of how I went from A (field studies) to B (results), following the traditional route step by step. This, however, is not the whole story. By sharing the second story, the story of how I actually got to B by virtue of a detour (iterations of thinking, writing, doing prompted by a tendency to draw things), I offer an example of how I fully understood and appreciated both what I did and the analytical insights I gained only after having detoured physically and mentally from what I had planned. In short, I show how a conference presentation at the other side of the world in my case allowed me to retrospectively make sense of what I had been doing by telling others what I did.

Keywords

Knowing Sensemaking Space/place Time Field work 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ninna Meier
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  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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