Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Huuki, Tuija
Organisation OY
Project title
Gender-based violence in pre-teen relationship cultures: How history, place, affect and arts interventions matter
Decision No. 295000
Decision date 29.04.2016
Funding period 01.09.2016 - 31.08.2021
Funding 434 485
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Project description
This research develops new knowledge of how gender-based violence shapes pre-teen relationship cultures (age 10–12). Applying insights from new materialist and post-human theory, the project investigates how gendered violence emerges through social, material, historical and affective power relations that impact children’s lives in expected and unexpected ways. These theories will be empirically explored to deepen understanding and practice of how to address gender-based violence in young relationship cultures. Central here is an ethical, political and pedagogical intent to explore the affordances of arts-based participatory methods to enable the safe articulation of often sensitive and taboo experience, both among children and policy makers and practitioners. During this multi-phase project, findings will be shared with international and local experts and communicated through peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, art exhibitions and pedagogical and policy-ready resources.