The choreography of everyday multiculture: Bowling Together?

Lead Research Organisation: Goldsmiths College
Department Name: Sociology

Abstract

What does the relationship between a mixed public space of leisure and the people who use it reveal about social dynamics in the contemporary city? European leaders such as David Cameron and Angela Merkel have proclaimed multiculturalism dead. However, this does little to account for either the everyday ways that people 'rub along' (Watson, 2009) in diverse spaces, or the historical, economic and migration contexts that continue to create spaces of 'super-diversity' (Vertovec, 2007).

This research starts with a seemingly ordinary place, a bowling alley, used by a diverse population in terms of age, class and ethnicity and standing on a busy crossroads in a fast changing neighbourhood at the intersection of three London boroughs. While the current interior design borrows the chrome and neon of Americana, the diverse collection of bowlers who use it reflect contemporary London. Through an in-depth examination of who uses the space and how, the research seeks to find out: What kinds of interactions, tensions, strategies of avoidance and of negotiation, does the space engender? What are the limits to the sharing of space and how do divisions outside the bowling alley play out within (forms of territoriality among young people, for example)?

As well as examining space sharing and exchanges in the bowling alley, the research also seeks to examine the relationship between social relations inside the bowling alley and the wider and complex world of the local area. Firstly, the research will uncover how the changing uses of this site reflect the social historical processes (including economic processes and migration histories) that have shaped the area; the bowling alley is only the most recent incarnation of this building which has been a tram depot, a roller rink that never opened, a cinema (notorious during the First World War for 'gambling, prostitution and "amorous soldiers liaising with loose women" Harper, 2011), a dance hall and a bingo hall. Secondly, the neighbourhood is set to undergo major redevelopment and so the bowling alley and the time period of this research will provide a prime location for investigating these processes of change and debates about what constitutes valuable urban space, what stays and what goes; how processes of change are co-opted, resisted or celebrated by both customers at the bowling alley and by other local stakeholders. Furthermore, the research will explore how this space of diversity enacts how the neighbourhood is connected to the wider world through patterns and histories of migration.

In order to answer these questions, the project uses a variety of methods including interviews with bowlers and local stakeholders, participant observation and the use of photography and video. Research participants will be asked to share photos and video taken of their activities within the bowling alley. In addition, new documentary footage will be shot, using everyday technologies (iphone) to mirror that used by the participants. The project will produce not only written reports and academic journal articles but also a short documentary and an interactive website that will be accessible, and actively promoted, to the general public.

Overall, this research seeks to analyse how a diverse population co-exist and interact through the study of one site and the transnational, socioeconomic forces that connect in it through the practices of people.

Planned Impact

Who will benefit and how?
Policy Makers, councils, think tanks, visual practitioners, the business community, academic researchers, civil society organisations and the general public including, but not limited to:
1. Hackney, Haringey and Islington Councils: The councils that represent Finsbury Park have acknowledged that the area has suffered due to its position at this intersection (2013), and have collaborated on the development plan for Finsbury Park Town Centre. Given this renewed focus on the area and its improvement, it is anticipated that the councils will be interested in this study on the social fabric and spatial relations of this location. The research also has specific benefits for each council:
a. This research will complement the Hackney Cohesion Review (2010b) by providing a different angle on social relations and social mix. The research relates to one of the equality objectives set for 2012-2016 'Foster good relations by building a strong sense of community, neighbourliness and pride.' This objective stresses the importance of sports and cultural events. The bowling alley as a space of leisure and mixing will be of interest. I have been liaising with an Assistant Chief Executive at Hackney Council in order to ensure that the research produced is useful.
b. Haringey Council's Cohesion Strategy 2010-2013 emphasises the need to promote 'a sense of common belonging' and sets 'encouraging interaction between different groups' as a main outcome. By assessing current interaction between groups this research will be of benefit.
c. The bowling alley is a listed 'CitySafe Haven', one of 13 places in Islington where young people can ask for help if they are in a difficult situation. It is anticipated that findings on young people and their relationship to the bowling alley, additional findings on young people and territoriality in the local area will be of interest.
2. Runnymede Trust have been contacted in the planning stages of this project. Through involvement and dialogue in their Emerging Scholars Forum and Runnymede 360 (a network 'for leaders in race equality including non-academics), I hope to ensure that the project delivers outputs that will inform policy debates. This research will complement Runnymede's research, particularly on young people, community studies and equality and cohesion. In addition, Runnymede Trust will facilitate the dissemination of the research among a wide national policy audience (see Pathways to Impact).
3. General public, local residents and participants can engage with the project during the research period via the project blog - contributing images and memories, or participating within the bowling alley. The project will thus provide a platform for dialogue about community relations and the changing social and physical environment of the area.
4. Neighbourhood civil society organisations and online community forums: A wide variety of community associations including Friends of Finsbury Park, Haringey online forum, Finsbury Park Community Hub, Stroud Green WI engage in activities from community events to online discussion boards. I will seek to involve these groups during the research period through sending information and links to the blog. These groups will be interested in the findings relating the bowling alley to the history and redevelopment of the neighbourhood.
5. The focus on the social workings of a commercial space within the context of the redevelopment of the neighbourhood will be of interest to the Finsbury Park Business Forum.
6. Visual artists and filmmakers ranging from community arts organisations, such as Platform (arts venue for young people in Finsbury Park) to documentary makers and those using visual methods in social research (members of International Visual Sociology Association) will be interested in the participatory methodological approach and the resultant documentary and interactive website.
7. Academic researchers see 'academic beneficiaries'

Publications

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Title 3 x Virtual Reality films 
Description Three 360 degree films were made from different perspectives in the bowling alley, backstage (where the machinery is), from the middle of the lanes, and from the top of the lanes. This allows viewers to experience the materilaity of bowling alley and to absorb themselves in that environment in new ways. The films are best viewed in VR headsets and were shown in this format on 8th November at Goldsmiths but are also available online thereby they are accesible to a wide audience. As far as I am aware this is the first use of VR in communicating sociological research. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact It is too early to say but this does seem to be a pioneering use of visual methods in sociology. 
URL https://www.bowltogether.org/360
 
Title 4 minute promotion version of the film 'Bowling together: Portrait of a League' 
Description This is a 4 minute edit of the longer film (see other entry) that was 'given back' to the bowling league research participants for them to use on their new website (currently still under-development). 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Providing a short edit of the film that could be used by the research participants (to promote the bowling league) was an important part of the research exchange. The research participants were very happy with the ensuing product and it will go live on their new website later this year. One impact of this has has been consolidating research relationships and further involving and engaging research participants with the research project. 
 
Title Bowling Together: Portrait of a League 
Description This short documentary (15 mins long) about Rowans' bowling league is the product of a collaboration between the PI (Emma Jackson) and the project consultant (and film maker), Andy Lee. Through focusing on the world of the league and introducing its diverse cast of characters, the film explores themes of bowling as a practice of belonging in the city, that is both highly performative and social. It explores bowling's rich material cultures and the process of becoming a bowler. The film presents the social richness of this extraordinary-ordinary place in a fast-changing urban environment. The film was made over the course of a 12-week bowling season using video interviews combined with 'crane' shots (filmed on iPhone). Through presenting the stories of the bowlers in the environment they are describing, the film aims to create a sense of place, to take the viewer into the sensory realm of the bowling alley with its distinctive sights and sounds, while also introducing the particular group of people that cluster here. The film has served as an invaluable tool, enriching the data, involving research participants in the project and is proving to be an engaging project output. See public engagement section for details of how we have used the film to date. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Since completing the short film in October 2016 it has been shown in a variety of locations to a mix of audiences, helping to engage the wider public with the research project and feeding into discussions of community, leisure, multicultural space and gentrification in London. -Impact on participants. The film has proved an engaging collaborative research tool and involvement with the film has been a source of pride for the participants. The participants who were involved in the film have come along to public screenings and participated in discussions at these events. By foregrounding the sense of community among league members, the film has strengthened that sense of community among the group. - Impact on the local public- The film was screened in Finsbury Park (at Furtherfield Gallery) to the general public as part of an event on conviviality and super-diversity. It helped to provoke discussion on diversity, gentrification and the importance of leisure spaces in changing urban environments. This screening took place 200 metres away from the place where it was filmed and was an invaluable opportunity to join in conversations of these pressing local issues and the future of community in Finsbury Park. - Public engagement and inter-disciplinary impact - The film screened at the Gold on Film, a film festival that aimed to showcase film-making coming from Goldsmiths to showcase to a London-wide audience. The film provoked discussion on the loss of leisure space in London, gentrification and community. An additional impact was the opportunity to link up with others across the institution working in other disciplinary areas. 
URL https://www.bowltogether.org/the-films/
 
Title Three screen installation of the film 'Bowling Together' 
Description The three screen immersive film installation combines real time footage (projected onto three screens) from a league bowling night with an audio track comprising a mix of interview excerpts and ambient sound. This three screen version of the project film was premiered at St James Hatcham Goldsmiths on 8th November. This tied in with the launch of the website (bowltogether.org) and the event 'Practices of belonging, pratcices of palce: conversations in film and research' (see separate entries on Researchfish). 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The installation received very positive feedback from research particiapnts, academics, students and the general public. It provided a very different way of engaging with the research. Many made enquires about the project. Impacts included drawing visitors to the new website, and academic audience members reported thinking differently about how they approach research and dissemination. 
URL https://twitter.com/EmmakJackson/status/928396699428642816
 
Description The project has made a substantial contribution to the development of visual research methods in sociological research. The project set out with the aim of creating a short film and website to communicate the research results. However, we (project consultant Andy Lee and the PI) also made three virtual reality films that can be viewed through VR headsets, but that can also be accessed online. We also produced a three-screen art installation, recreating the bowling alley in a gallery space, enabling an immersive engagement with the research. I am unaware of these methods being used in sociological research before. This demonstrates a substantial advancement in the development of video and digital methods to tell sociological stories and communicate with a wide variety of audiences. This exceeds the plans set out for outputs in the original proposal.

The project has generated new knowledge in the field of the sociology of everyday multiculture and urban studies. 1. The research found a paradox, in the current political and economic context of austerity, multiculturalism is celebrated as an atmosphere and generator of capital while existing physical spaces of everyday urban multiculture are at best unprotected and at worst not recognised, devalued and demolished. 2. The project has advanced the theorization of social value, using the example of the bowling alley to compare how decisions about what is socially valuable are made in times of urban change. 3. Crucially, the research has also provided an important counter-argument to Robert Putnam's classic survey-based study 'Bowling Alone' by providing a rich ethnographic account of bowling culture, and of the formation of community in places of leisure. The research found that bowling can be understood as a practice of belonging but that this is far more complex and multi-layered than Putnam's reading.

The research has opened up new research questions about urban change in London, the position of places of leisure within these processes and the right to leisure space for a range of urban citizens.
Exploitation Route Academic: There has been a lot of interest in the methodological innovation aspect of the project. In particular the development of the use of installation, film and Virtual Reality to communicate social research. This can be taken forward and developed by other academics and practitioners.

Non-academic: The project has provided resources (films and podcasts) that are accessible in their form and are accessible online allowing the findings to be used and developed by a wide-range of audiences. The film 'Bowling Together: Portrait of a League' (2016) has proved to be a useful tool for engaging community audiences and screenings of the film have been a key impact activity throughout the second half of the project. The findings on the discrepancy between community ideas of value and that of the local state will be useful for activists and community users who are seeking to preserve other spaces of leisure. The findings will also be of use to media audiences who have shown interest in the issue of disappearing leisure spaces and urban change in London.
The methodological innovation developed through this project can also be taken forward by film practitioners particularly the advancements made in composition and production of video for multiple platform delivery.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://bowltogether.org
 
Description Conceptual Impact 1. The research was covered in an article in the Financial Times Magazine entitled 'The fight to preserve a legendary bowling alley: Why venues like Rowans Tenpin Bowl are cultural gems too'. (https://www.ft.com/content/ecc71da8-741d-11e8-aa31-31da4279a601) The article was part of a 'London Culture special' and made the argument for the social value of leisure spaces like the bowling alley. The article was closely linked to the paper I published in The Sociological Review 'Valuing the Bowling Alley: Contestations over the preservation of spaces of everyday urban multiculture in London' that has been widely shared (Alt Metric score of 52 - top 5% of all outputs). The FT article has had conceptual impact in reframing understandings of culture and social value - and took my research to a national non-academic audience. Excerpt from the article: 'Yet if Rowans is, in Jackson's phrase, an example of London's "choreography of everyday multiculture", its future also represents a paradox for the city. In a paper published in April, Jackson argued that even as London touts its multiculturalism as a driver of economic value - exemplified by Mayor Sadiq Khan's promise that "London is open" to the world - the places where everyday multiculturalism has emerged "are at best unprotected and at worst not recognised, devalued and demolished".' 2. The research has been presented in diverse outputs including a film (see bowltogether.org.uk), podcasts (see https://cucrblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/bowling-together-lessons-from-the-lanes-by-emma-jackson/), a non-academic booklet, an art installation and a set of VR films. All of these have been essential in taking the research beyond the realm of academia. The film has been shown in a variety of locations including a film festival in London and in the Furtherfield art gallery, promoting discussion of social, community value, leisure space and belonging at a city-wide level. The film has also been shown internationally in presentations in Berlin and Montreal. The booklet has been distributed nationally and locally. The art installation in London provided an immersive experience and opportunity to discuss the themes of the research. The VR films have been presented nationally and internationally including at The Baltic art gallery, Humboldt University Berlin at academic events and at Liverpool University at a public event on film and research. Through these diverse outputs I have accessed non-academic audiences and promoted discussion of gentrification, community value and belonging. Social Impact 1. Following the publication of the FT article, a local community group ('Friends of Rowans') requested to meet with me to discuss their future plans. This led to a reinvigoration of their campaign to save the bowling alley. This is an example of how the project has had local community impact.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description Collaboration between Humboldt Georg Simmel Centre and CUCR 
Organisation Humboldt University of Berlin
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As a result of the PI's time as a Visiting Fellow at Humboldt during the period of the grant, the centre for Community Research at Goldsmiths is setting up a partnership with Humboldt. We were awarded a grant from Humboldt's International Office to fund a three-day visit for three Goldsmiths staff to build future collaborations with Humboldt.
Collaborator Contribution Funding for flights, accommodation and catering at a 3-day workshop.
Impact The workshop only happened in Feb 2019 so too soon for outputs. We have agreed to apply for further funds to start to build a new comparative research proposal.
Start Year 2019
 
Description 'Belonging, embodiment and the materialities of bowling' presentation at the British Sociological Association by PI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The PI organised a special session at the BSA conference on 'Video Methods: Exploring space, place and rhythm' during which she gave a presentation on the research project's use of video methods. The session was very well attended (approximately 50 people) and was followed by an excellent discussion. Afterwards I was approached by Professor Birgit Althans, from Leuphana University who wanted to arrange for the PI to meet with her research team to advise on multi sensory methods - this meeting happened shortly afterwards and was very productive. This session also resulted in the PI being invited to give a talk in a session 'Video Methods' in the 'Methodological Innovation' strand at the ESRC Research Methods Festival, July 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'Bowling as belonging: Urban spaces of conviviality under austerity.' The Sociology of Contemporary Urban Life Conference, University of York, Keynote Speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I gave a keynote talk to approximately 30 people at the University of York. The audience included postgraduate students and academics. This was a great opportunity to share and discuss research findings and some of the film material generated through the project, halfway through the award. Attendees asked for more information about the project and the film in particular generated interest and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.york.ac.uk/sociology/about/news-and-events/department/2016/urbansociology/
 
Description Association of American Geographers Conference, Chicago 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I gave the paper 'Class, multiculture and the bowling alley: Contested imagined futures of a reshaped locality' at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, USA on 25th April 2015 as part of a panel I organised on 'Remaking classed localities in the post-crash city'. It was attended by approximately 30 people including colleagues, postgraduate students and policy makers. One unexpected outcome was a person involved in local government in the locality I study approached me about the research and volunteered to be interviewed for the project. This was an opportunity to get feedback on my project at an early stage and I received very positive feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.aag.org/galleries/conference-files/AAG2015_Program.pdf
 
Description Film 'Bowling Together: Portrait of a League' used at talk 'Found In Translation' exhibition, House of Vans, London by Andy Lee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Use of the film as an example during a presentation by Andy Lee (project consultant and film practitioner) at the 'Found In Translation' MA Media & Communications exhibition, House of Vans, London. - specifically around thinking about composition and production for multiple platform delivery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://houseofvanslondon.com/events/calendar/events/house-of-vans-lcf-present-found-in-translation
 
Description Film 'Bowling Together: Portrait of a League' used in Postgraduate Collaborative Unit delivery at London College of Fashion, UAL by Andy Lee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Use of the film as an example during a session on collaborative creative practice for the LCF Postgraduate Communities Collaborative Unit in order to explore the importance of creative collaboration and multi-disciplinary practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/courses/postgraduate/collaborative-unit/
 
Description Film screening 'Bowling Together: Portrait of a League' at Gold on Film, Curzon Goldsmiths 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Our research film 'Bowling Together' was submitted and chosen for 'Gold on Film' a film festival show-casing film making within Goldsmiths. It was shown to approximately 100 members of the general public at the Curzon cinema and this was followed by a panel discussion including the PI. Research participants also came to the screening. As well as presenting work and providing an opportunity for discussion with the general public. This also led to the PI making link with other film makers on the panel working on similar themes from different disciplinary backgrounds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Film screening 'Bowling Together: Portrait of a League' at research site for participants 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact We (PI and consultant) presented the first cut of our short research film 'Bowling Together: Portrait of a league' to approximately 30 research participants in the bowling alley that is the study location. This generated excitement and enthusiasm among participants about the research project and discussion about how we might use the film in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Film screening and panel discussion 'Bowling Together' at Furtherfield Gallery 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The PI and consultant (Emma Jackson and Andy Lee) were invited to present 'Bowling Together: Portrait of a League' to the general public at an event on the theme of Conviviality as part of the exhibition 'Superdiversity: Picturing Finsbury Park'. The event was put on by Passengerfilms. The film was screened and then the PI and consultant took part in a panel discussion. This was a great opportunity to discuss the film in Finsbury Park, the locality where it was filmed (just 200m from the bowling alley that is the project's research site). The film stimulated considerable interest and discussion in changing leisure spaces and issues of diversity and community. The audience also included undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/superdiversity-picturing-finsbury-park
 
Description Film screening in lecture at London College of Fashion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Use of the film by Andy Lee (Project Consultant and film practitioner) during the delivery of the Digital Concepts and Strategies unit of MA Fashion Media Production, specifically around thinking about composition and production for multiple platform delivery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Guest lecture at Bard in Berlin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The PI gave a guest lecture at Bard in Berlin to a group of approximately 20 students and faculty members. As a result of networking at this talk, the PI went onto organise a panel for the ISA RC21 conference 2017 with Professor Agata Lisiak (Bard in Berlin). This has also led to collaborating with Professor Lisiak on a proposal for the VW Foundation 'Constellations' scheme (to be submitted November 2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Speaker 'Ethnography, place and class under urban austerity', Rethinking Urban Inequality with Loic Wacquant, Sheffield Hallam University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I gave a plenary talk to approximately 150 people (including people working in the third sector, postgraduate and undergraduate students and academics) at this international event celebrating and examining the work of Loic Wacquant and contemporary academic discussions of ethnography place and class. My talk stimulated discussion and questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/rethinking-urban-inequality-conf-abstrac...
 
Description Invited speaker at Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The PI gave the public talk entitled 'The choreography of Everyday Multiculture: Bowling Together?' to an audience of approximately 40 people, including academics, members of the public and postgraduate and undergraduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:e10g-j7vv6ksr-yc56in/code-seminar-emma-jackson
 
Description Invited talk at Humboldt University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 13th February 2017, I presented in the Think and Drink series at Humboldt University, Berlin. This is a lively public lecture series and the audience of approximately 40 people included undergraduate students, postgraduate students, academics and the general public. This was part of my three month visit to the university and enabled me to present my research findings to an international and responsive audience. The presentation has led to further meetings and discussions with students and academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.sowi.hu-berlin.de/de/lehrbereiche/stadtsoz/think_drink/wise1617
 
Description Practicing Belonging, Practicing Place: Conversations in film and research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A 5 hour workshop for 60 people took place on November 8th 2017 to mark the final months of the project. The event was designed to bring together those working in the arts and film with social researchers to talk about collobaration on film projects for research. In particular the event showcased three projects where social researchers had collaborated with film-makers on projects with the theme of place and belonging. One of the projects showcased was 'The Choregraphy of everyday Multiculture' and the event rbought the pI and consultant into conversation with other researcher/film teams. The event enabled interdisciplinary networking - plans were made for future collaborations - and also stimulated lively discussions about the future of research methods and the potential of film. This event was tied to a second evening event - the website launch and film installation (see separate entry).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=11097
 
Description Presentation ESRC Research Methods Festival, 'Portrait of a League: Belonging, Embodiment and the Materialities of Bowling' in session on Video Methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact presentation with film clips to approx 40 people. As well as academics and postgraduate students there were local policy makers present who were interested in the use of methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/RMF2018/home.php
 
Description Presentation at Spatial Justice Workshop, Open University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I presented a presentation entitled 'The choreography of everyday multiculture: bowling together?' at a workshop at the Open University. The workshop participants were an international group of academics and the goal was to share work on the theme of Spatial Justice to generate new ideas and collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation of Bowling Together film and Virtual Reality films 'Undisciplining' at The Baltic, Gateshead. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Audience of 30-40 including academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students attended a screening in the cinema area of The Baltic Art Gallery. This led to discussion of the uses of visual methods in social research. Afterwards in a gallery space attendees watched the VR films.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://undisciplining.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/timetable.pdf
 
Description RC21 Conference, International Sociological Association Urbino, Italy. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 50 people attended my talk 'Bowling against Gentrification?: Contested Leisure Space and City Futures' at the RC21 Conference, International Sociological Association Urbino, Italy on 28th August 2015. The intended purpose was to get feedback on the early stages of my research from colleagues and students and also to contribute to a debate about leisure spaces and processes of urban change. It also helped me forge international networks in this specialist research area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.rc21.org/en/conferences/urbino2015/changing-landscapes-of-leisure-and-consumption/
 
Description Research Film used in Berlin Fashion Film Festival talk 'Fashion Film, Technology & Next Generation Storytelling' by Andy Lee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Use of the film ('Bowling Together: Portrait of a League') by Andy Lee (project consultant and practitioner) as an example during a presentation at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival - specifically around thinking about composition and production for multiple platform delivery. The film was used to demonstrate the importance of a visual language for documentary work and the consideration of aesthetic and technological concerns in research material.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://berlinfashionfilmfestival.net/speakers-2016/andylee
 
Description Screening and discussion of 'Bowling Together: Portrait of a League' at workshop 'Engaging in Urban Image Making' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PI and project consultant (Andy Lee) presented the project film at a workshop aimed at bringing together visual practitioners and social researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://engaginginurbanimagemaking.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/first-blog-post/
 
Description Screening of 'Bowling Together: Portrait of a League' alongside 'Critical Focus: Study of an Arts Centre' Liverpool University, 10th September 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This event was open to the general public (about 20 people attended) and enabled discussion across two short sociological films about the use of video methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Screening of 'Bowling Together: Portrait of a League' and VR films 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I screen the short film and also demonstrated the VR films to a group so doctoral students and staff at the Georg Simmel centre for urban Research. The audience were really enthusiastic and commented on how they hadn't seen these methods being used in social research in Germany. The screening was par of a 3-day workshop between Centre for Urban and Community research, Goldsmiths and Humboldt (see partnerships section). The workshop has led to plans for future collaborations between the two research centres, including exchanges between PhD students and a research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Screening of Bowling Together (x 2) at the International Visual Sociological Association conference and film festival, Montreal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The film 'Bowling Together' (project output) was screened twice at the IVSA conference. Once as part of the conference film festival (open to the general public) and once with a presentation as part of the conference programme. approximately 30 people including photographers, sociologists, students and the general public attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ivsa2017.com
 
Description Talk for Undergraduate students at Bloomsbury Bowling 'Bowling Together?: Taking Sociology to the Lanes' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact I was invited to speak about the methods of my research project to a group of third year dissertation students as part of their dissertation away day at a bowling alley. This was a great way to discuss the work in situ with students in a non-academic environment. This helped students to this through the practical issues involved in research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Two podcasts for the Centre for Urban and Community Research website entitled 'Bowling Together: Lessons from the Lanes'. The podcasts were aimed at sharing the research to a larger non-academic audience. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The two part podcasts were intended to a. commuicate the research to a general audience b. promote the website and film content that is hosted there. They were extensively promoted on social media (Facebook and Twitter) and have had hundreds of hits (one week after posting).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://cucrblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/bowling-together-lessons-from-the-lanes-by-emma-jackson/