Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Huuki, Tuija
Organisation OY
Project title
Making, mattering & mapping: Arts and research-activism for addressing sexual harassment in pre-teen peer cultures
Decision No. 322612
Decision date 24.05.2019
Funding period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Funding 474 410
WebFOCUS Report
Project description
This research scrutinises the ethical, political, and methodological affordances of arts-based practices in exploring and addressing sexual harassment in the peer cultures of pre-teen children aged 10 to 12. It focuses explicitly on how we can produce new academic knowledge on sexual harassment in pre-teen peer cultures via co-productive arts-based workshops—and on how arts-based activities can help children form peer relations free of sexual harassment. Applying insights from new materialist and posthuman theory, this project will also examine how arts-based methodologies can become political practices that evoke change in pre-teen peer cultures. During this multi-phase project, the findings will be shared with international, national and local experts and communicated through peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, art exhibitions, an edited volume, a children’s conference, and pedagogical and policy-ready resources.