Approaching law

Sociolegal image-text on the fly

When something I see triggers a sociolegal thought I usually take a photo and tweet it. The tweet text reminds me of the thought that was triggered by the image. All of which goes to my increasing confidence in the idea that images and text are best served together. And hot? So I shall continue to collect… Continue reading Sociolegal image-text on the fly

Sociolegal model-making 4: Discussion

Sociolegal model making 4: Discussion from Amanda Perry-Kessaris on Vimeo. This is the fourth in a series of experiments (see the first, second, third, fifth and sixth) investigating how modelling can be used in econosociolegal research processes. 'Law and governance are intimately entangled with time.' So began the call for papers for an international conference on 'New' legal temporalities: discipline and resistance across domains… Continue reading Sociolegal model-making 4: Discussion

Object-based econosociolegal brainstorming

Room 72 at The British Museum I used a visit to Room 72: Ancient Cyprus at the British Museum to experiment with a spot of object-based econosociolegal brainstorming. My aim was to use the objects as prompts for rapid reflections on the econosociolegal past, present and future of Cyprus, particularly in the context of the current… Continue reading Object-based econosociolegal brainstorming

Categorising visual materials

This experiment follows on from an attempt to visualise sociolegal concepts using found images. Both experiments are part of my research (funded by the Socio-legal Studies Association) into the use of graphic design by civil society actors in relation to econolegal aspects of the current talks between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots regarding possible reunification of the island. My… Continue reading Categorising visual materials

Exploring the potential of materials to ‘fire imagination’ and ‘advance conceptualisation’

Fellow MA Graphic Media Design student Andy Renmei and I were tasked with conducting an interview exploring key issues that are shaping current and future design practices. Intention We are both interested in the theme of social transformation (in relation to completely different fields: genome editing / and econosociolegal peace-building respectively). We began reading about speculative design, the… Continue reading Exploring the potential of materials to ‘fire imagination’ and ‘advance conceptualisation’

Legal Object Workshop 2017: How to apply

Kent Law School is pleased to offer up to 10 funded places to attend the first Legal Object Workshop at the British Museum (London) on Friday 10 March 2017 10:00 – 16:00. For updated information on the progress of the Workshop please see this page. The workshop is coordinated by Amanda Perry-Kessaris with Lisa Dickson,… Continue reading Legal Object Workshop 2017: How to apply

Sociolegal model making 1: Decision

https://vimeo.com/174647035 This is the first in a series of experiments (see the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth) investigating how modelling can be used in econosociolegal research processes. Drop in session Kent Law School (KLS) acquired a LEGO set in 2016. The purchase was provoked by my attendance at a LEGO-based workshop on 'Exploring stuckness' run by Graham Barton who is part of the… Continue reading Sociolegal model making 1: Decision

Sociolegal objects: resources

Projects Legal Treasure Project Thinking into | about practice Podcasts 99% Invisible (category) Objects BBC Radio 4 ‘A history of the world in 100 objects’ RadioLab (episode) Things Laughlin, Z (Co-Director of Institute of Making) The Things that Make Us Guides Lydia Morgan (2017): Understanding Dworkin through art: object-based learning and law, The Law Teacher, DOI: 10.1080/03069400.2017.1279437 Perry-Kessaris, A (2016) How… Continue reading Sociolegal objects: resources

Externalise, materialise, confront: on the making of sociolegal worry beads Part 2

A field trip to Cyprus got me thinking about worry beads. I began wondering how they might be used by Cypriots to think about their emotions and worries associated with the past, present and future of Cyprus reunification talks. But realised that I ought to begin with what I know best: the worries of sociolegal… Continue reading Externalise, materialise, confront: on the making of sociolegal worry beads Part 2

Visualising sociolegal concepts using found images

This experiment was part of my research (supported by a Socio Legal Studies Association small grant) into the use of design-based methods by civil society actors in relation to econolegal aspects of the proposed reunification of Cyprus. The aim was to try to generate visual representations for some of the key concepts that I came across during my… Continue reading Visualising sociolegal concepts using found images