In Montreal, two of the animators were invited to present their work in the project at l’Université du Québec à Montréal. A short presentation of the project was also done at an Vivre St-Michel en Santé, the neighbourhood concertation table, where Nico also performed.
In the Parisian region
In May 2015, during the annual training days of the PJJ organized by Patrick Haddad and Lamence Madzou, Claire Carroué (co-animators of the workshops in the region of Paris) and Bintou Mina Sahallah (former director of the OMJA Emile Dubois youth structure in Aubervilliers) presented the collaboration between youth services and a research team. In June 2015, as part of a seminar organized at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Claire Carroué made a presentation entitled “What is the place of a doctoral student in a collaborative research project: between animation and research work?”
In January 2015 a study day was organized in Pantin, open to researchers as well as local workers and residents. The objective was to showcase new research practices aiming at making visible the experiences of youth in popular neighbourhood. Presenting new tools and methods emerging from different projects allowed us to expose different ways to give space and voice to youth from those neighbourhoods through research.
3. Books and articles
A book bringing together the texts produced by all the members of the mapCOLLAB team will be finalised in 2017. The texts produced by the youth during the second phase of workshops as well as texts written by animators and researchers will be presented in the book. Furthermore, academic articles will be written and presentations made once the book is published.
4. mapCOLLAB in the media
On October 28th 2015, Patrick Pascal and Leslie Kapo-Touré discussed the project on the TV show Montréalité, on MAtv. You can see their interview here.