Tools

As the research project evolves, here grows the assemblage of tools that are used in the lab activities.

 

COMMUNITY-BASED, WALK-IN RESEARCH LAB
Alpine Community Economies Laboratory is committed to participatory and practice-based modes of research and thus in large part unfolds within a community-based, walk-in research space in Rovereto (Vallagarina, Trentino, IT). This walk-in research space is a spatial tool that supports collaborative and caring knowledge production across a wide range of expertise and always with a focus on action. It also helps to embed the research in everyday life in the valley district and and to challenge extractive modes of research.

 

THE DIVERSE ECONOMIES ICEBERG BY J.K. GIBSON-GRAHAM
This drawing of the iceberg explains what it means to read the economy as always diverse, i.e. as always made up of widely valued and undervalued activities. The empty drawing can be used in collective settings to explore together what sustains our livelihoods.

 

Download a pdf of the iceberg (A4).
Download an empty iceberg for collective brainstorming sessions (A4).