After working on and documenting the progress of an adaptive re-use project for the last year, my collaborative research participants have fully taken the reins. My role as participatory ethnographer (aka events manager) has come to an end. The season of data analysis (photos, interviews & fieldnotes) which has been creeping into my weekdays and afternoons, is now suddenly a fact. Like summer is a hot sunny day in July.
I’m going to show my participants the fruits of our labours so they can pull them apart and assess them. It might be like throwing autumn leaves into a swimming pool on a hot day, I’m not sure. Time will tell.