CSPACE brings together a community of researchers, practitioners, students, young people and service users from a range of disciplines and contexts to explore practice and culture across a wide spectrum of education settings. We are interested in exploring the everyday dynamics of education wherever it occurs: in the formal, compulsory and non-compulsory, sectors; in the context of health and social care; or in voluntary, private, complementary or ‘wraparound’ services.

Our priority is to enable the communities we work with to become research engaged, knowledge producing, self-transforming and sustainable and we are committed to collaborative approaches to research that blur traditional boundaries between researchers and ‘the researched’ – our approach is most definitely ‘research with’ rather than research ‘on’.

CSPACE is an inclusive, playful, experimental research collective that interacts closely and dynamically with Birmingham City University’s community of nationally renowned practitioner education programmes.

Visit our blog to read about our current research projects.