Living with Differences: International Student Photo Contest

If we turn to living theory and the simplistic notion, yet difficult reality, of finding small collaborative spaces and moments within the research context that so often consists of such bounded subjectivities, in order to co-create knowledges and identities together, we might find these spaces / moments through tapping into the epistemological flow of energy and embracing one of living theory’s constituent notions: Inclusionality (Rayner 2011):


“Inclusionality is a relationally dynamic awareness of space and boundaries in which local identity is recognised as a dynamic inclusion of non-­local space in which all forms are pooled together (but not merged into complete unity) in natural communion as flow-­forms. (Rayner 2011, pp. 179). Rayner (pp. 181) explains how a move, from regarding space and boundaries as sources of discontinuity and discrete definition to sources of continuity and dynamic distinction correspondingly, enables self-­identity to be understood as a      dynamic inclusion of neighbourhood, through the inclusion of space throughout and beyond all natural figural forms as configurations of energy” (Whitehead 2008, pp. 9).

Matthew Ripley

University of Southern California

Great Britain

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Comment by Evan O'Neil on November 6, 2013 at 12:53pm

Matt, congrats on being selected as a runner up in the photo contest! Love the symbolism here.

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