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Video Emancipatory boundary critique

This short video provides insights into the application of the method Emancipatory boundary critique. The method was explored along the concrete example of a research on communication of earth quake information.
(Due to the covid pandemic, the method application took place in a online setting.)

Emancipatory Boundary Critique

Boundary evidences:

In the case of the earthquake information app in the video, the emancipatory boundary critique questions led the expert to expressed boundaries of her approach, e.g. refering to data protection, liability, strong assumptions that had to be made to make the risk-benefit analyses feasible, and different preferences & needs of people. In several moments during the discussion, the participants and expert jointly started to develop ideas about how to (better) measure the effectiveness of the app.

Additional tips for facilitators:

  • You may have noticed in the video that the questions asked were not identical to the original “Checklist of boundary questions". The participants formulated them in their own words. This is fully fine because the key of the questions are the boundaries they address and not the way they are formulated.
  • To support participants in adopting the questions, it is recommended to start with a short training exercise, before entering the session with the expert. Participants can be asked to read the questions and to apply them to a very simple solution, e.g. “to tackle air traffic’s contribution to global warming we have to replace fuel driven engines by electric engines”. During this training exercise, encourage participants to explore questions regarding all four sources (motivation, power, knowledge, and legitimation).
  • The facilitator may also decide to derive 5-7 questions from the original checklist with the aim to formulate questions that relate more concretely to the solution at stake.
td-net toolbox – Emancipatory boundary critique
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