Can a child be a monster? asks journalist Päivi Happonen in an opinion piece published by YLE last year, responding to a case of violent abuse in which four students physically harassed a younger student in their schoolyard in Vantaa during breaktime. The injuries were severe enough for school staff to call an ambulance. In past decades, Finnish society has witnessed several cases of major physical abuse on school premises and violence against teaching staff. Add to this, three school shootings and two other deadly uses of weapons in school facilities between 1981 and 2019.READ
Towards Monstrous pedagogies
Emma Hovi on why it is imprtnat to distinguish between processes of Othering and processes of monstering in the wake of school bullying.
Through everyday engagement with industrial materials and machines, workers often develop strong attachment and a sense of pride towards industries. However, increased care about the industry may influence workers’ estrangement from their bodily needs. As a result, they start prioritizing productivity over their health and well-being. I define intertwined relations of industrial attachment and self-damage as “destructive care.”READ
Productive Bodies, Care and Destruction
Anna Varfolomeeva’s essay on the paradoxical parallels between more-than-human care and self-destruction in the realm of heavy industries.
Collaborative methodologies can open research to plural knowers, knowledges, and ways of knowing which institutions stand to gain social and racial capital and good assessments of diversity and inclusion practices. But can such collaborations be truly reciprocal? What do the co-researchers gain, and who decides on the terms and potential gains of co-researching?READ
Creating Critical Tools Through Romani Vernacular Storytelling
Ioana Țîștea explores how Romani vernacular storytelling in dialogue can create critical tools for co-researchers situated in unequal power positions.
The diversity of the Filipino diasporic experience is often left unaddressed and conveniently reduced to give way to a cohesive idea of identity. How do we go back? And should we do that at all?READ
A Displacement, a Discomfort, a Translocation
The diversity of the Filipino diasporic experience is often left unaddressed and conveniently reduced to give way to a cohesive idea of identity. How do we go back? And should we do that at all?