More findings from an ARC research project I was a part of (2016-2019). This paper explores how the experience of liminal space-time influenced the working relationships between young people with cognitive disability and their support workers. It found that the pairs used liminal spacetime to build their relationships, creating conditions for mutual recognition to occur.
Findings that continue to resonate in research projects I’m currently doing in the space of therapeutic horticulture also where I see fleeting moments in the garden as opportunities to build interpersonal relationships between people with disability and other residents, neighbours, staff and their families.
The project from which the article is written looks at the relationship between young people with cognitive disability and their paid support workers.
Here’s the link for article.
*In loving memory of JAIMSIE SPEEDING – co researcher with disability – who taught me so much about the lived experiences of people with disability and shaped my work in so many ways. I miss you as a friend and colleague every single day. You have shaped my work and it’s underlying ethos in so many ways and I’ll never be able to thank you enough for that. I miss you!