Ivor Davies

Beyond boundaries 

My research secondments all focus on the common broad theme of researching long term collaborative strategies for interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral and open innovation

My general objectives are to:

  • explore new pathways for innovation, based on innovative frameworks, combiningtransnationally (‘trans-boundary’) and locally (territorial) focused action
  • re-explore (question) the significance and characteristics of ‘international’ as an effective paradigm for innovation
  • contribute to effective long-term collaboration across disciplines, sectors and boundaries
  • apply this work to that of partners acting on real, contemporary social issues

As such, my research seeks to situate itself in the heart of the partnership that constitutes ‘Trans-making’, and to ask questions about the nature and potential of such ways of working as a medium for trans-disciplinary social and cultural innovation.

My research secondment to IK is in two parts, between August 2018 and June 2019. In the first part,   the research focuses on:

  • desk-based and collaborative research, to build my knowledge about the scope and scale of global and ‘top-down’ frameworks (laws, treaties, protocols, transnational frameworks etc)
  • establishing grassroots contacts in Ljubljana, working in particular fields of inclusion, activism and hospitality

I will continue and extend both these elements when I return for the second part, focusing more on building active longer term collaborations with local actors.


1 to 20 Jun 2019, -
21 to 31 Aug 2018, -
Collecting / Documenting
#human rights, #displacement, #local/global, #trans-boundary, #mapping

: Ivor Davies