Mattering Research Projects

Nordic Network of Interaction Studies on Communication Impairment (NISCI)

Nordic Network of Interaction Studies on Communication Impairment (NISCI)

Nordic Network of Interaction Studies on Communication Impairment aims to gather the Nordic expertise on communicative impairment out of an interactionistical / conversations analytical perspective. More about NISCI network

Technologies to move

Technologies to move

The Technologies to Move project is interested in technological devices that help people with acquired brain injury become mobile, especially gaining the ability to walk. Therefore, we undertook a user-centered, video-ethnographic innovation study on the practical use of walking aids in private and institutional settings. More about the project Technologies to move

Inclusion and exclusion in social practices

Inclusion and exclusion in social practices

The overall purpose of the research project is to get a fundamental understanding of what inclusion and exclusion are as multimodal, embodied and materially situated practices in settings where some participants have partial or unusual communicative resources. This question will be answered by a qualitative study of the various constructions of, for example, normalcy and dis/ability in the organizational and private interactions in a care centre where people with acquired brain injury live. Inclusion and exclusion are defined as social practices in an organizational setting through which the possibilities of being part of a situation emerge. It is necessary for the study before its start to formulate the concepts inclusion and exclusion fairly vaguely, as the aim is to find out inductively what these terms mean in practice.

More projects from Mattering: Material-Discursive Practices