In June of 2017 some 350 people gathered at the Convention Center in Cartagena, Colombia, for a social experiment on Knowledge Democracy. The daylong event – The 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy – was organized by the Action Research Network of the Americas in partnership with the global Pedagogy, Education, and Praxis Network based . . .
The image I offer for this essay is intended to disturb. Although the visual system, as it does when invited to view an image, searches for a resting place or focal point, here there are myriad directions of travel. Overall, the viewer will start noticing that it depicts communication and connectivity in a disorderly urban setting. For me, there . . .
In preparing to write this essay I reread the article that appeared in Educational Action Research by Janel Seeley, Mary McAteer, César Osorio Sánchez, and Yuliana Kenfield, (2019) that examined the impact of the Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy. In it, they note that there was a miscommunication in the advertising for the Assembly, which resulted in . . .
Practicing Ongoing and Im-Perfect Ecology of Knowledges: Reflections from the First Knowledge Democracy Assembly
As a scholar interested in decolonial and participatory research, I attended the 2017 ARNA conference not only with the hope of listening to ground-breaking research agendas but with the aspiration to start a different line of conversations with other . . .
The 2017 Cartagena Assembly: An Opportunity for a Constructive and Necessary Dialogue Between Global South and North
Doing a reflection on the June 2017 Assembly for Knowledge Democracy in Cartagena after 5 years is both exciting and overwhelming. Exciting because it reminds me of the hard work involved with the preparation and execution of the event . . .
In this essay about knowledge democracy, I delineated how Scandinavians have worked toward knowledge democracy, including Research Circles and the Scandinavian popular education tradition, the impact of dialogue conferences, and industrial democracy as process. Understandings of the power of knowledge and beliefs in democracy by Scandinavians have been . . .