A network for co-production practitioners
What is holding back the development of co-production in the mainstream?
This Co-production Network has been growing so fast that you might feel it is unstoppable, and it probably is. But there are bound to be frustrations and three of these particularly stand out for me.
The first is the way that co-production tends to get categorised as part of the ‘empowerment’ agenda, rather than – as it should be, I believe – a critique of it.
As I have written…Continue
Posted on May 30, 2014 at 13:27 — 1 Comment
I’ve been thinking about co-production, spurred on as always by the brilliant Co-production Network. And I’ve been wondering why I feel so uncomfortable about the language of ‘empowerment’.
I have come to two conclusions. The first is philosophical. The ‘empowerment’ language began to seep into public discourse during the Blair years, where the government of the day had a very hazy idea of the philosophy of power.
The truth is that it is not in our gift to give people…Continue
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