Writing

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I’ve written for blogs, websites, personal creative writing ventures, newsletters, project reports, funding bids and peer review for academic publications (Alexandrine Press, Routledge, Sage, Geographical Association).

In academic circles, the published work list matters. For those of you who don’t need such things, skip this list below.

Currently I’m working, with colleagues from my previous project, finishing the Spatial Design with Children book below.

For light-hearted divertissement, see The Journal of Imaginary Research, vol. 1., collection of academic conjurations.

Publications

Birch, J., Parnell, R., Patsarika, M. & Šorn, M. (2017) Participating together, dialogical space for children and architects in the design process Children’s Geographies 15 (2) 224-236.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2016.1238039

Birch, J. Parnell, R., Patsarika, M., & Šorn, M. (2016): Creativity, play and transgression: children transforming spatial design. CoDesign International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts.
http://tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15710882.2016.1169300

Parnell, R., Birch, J., Patsarika, M., Maša Šorn (forthcoming Spring 2017) Spatial Design with Children: Designer Experience. London. Routledge.

James, A., Curtis, P., Birch, J.C. (2008) Care and control in the construction of children’s citizenship. In Invernizzi, Antonella. and Williams, Jane. Editors. Children and Citizenship. London. Sage.

Birch, J.C., Curtis, P., James, A. (2007) In search of the child-friendly hospital. Built Environment 33 (4)

Ellis, B and Birch, J.C. (2006) Revisiting the Role of Values and Attitudes in Geographic Education: The use of ethnographic methodology and material. Geography. 91(13).

Palmer, J.A. and Birch, J.C. (2005) Changing Academic Perspectives in Environmental Education: Progress and Promise. In Johnson, E.A. and Mappin, M.J. Editors Environmental Education or Advocacy: Perspectives of Ecology and Education in Environmental Education. New York. Cambridge University Press.

Palmer, J.A. and Birch, J.C. (2004) Geography in the Early Years -Teaching and Learning in the First Three Years of School. Second Edition. London. Routledge

Palmer, J.A. and Birch, J.C. (2003) Education for Sustainability. The Contribution and Potential of a Non-Government Organisation. Environmental Education Research. 9 (4).

Conferences and Presentations

Birch, J., Parnell, R., Patsarika, M., Šorn. Authenticity, Creativity, Connection: Children’s Design Participation. 6th International Conference: The Social, the Biological and the Material Child. Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, University of Sheffield 5-7 July 2016

Birch, J. Ways of listening to children. Research methods for exploring children’s experiences of museums, Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, ICOSS, University of Sheffield 27 May 2016.

Birch, J. Designing with children: exploring creative dialogue and togetherness. Architecture as Design + Learning Symposium. Moholy-Nagy Művészeti, Budapest 19 June 2015.

Parnell, R., Birch, J., Patsarika, M., Šorn, M. ‘Together’ in Creative Process – Alternative making of values with children. Transvaluation Symposium in Göteborg 21-22 May 2015.

Birch, J., Parnell, R., Patsarika, M., Šorn, M. (2014) Creating a world of possibilities: children and designers co-authoring their identities in spatial design collaboration. 7th Child in the City Conference, Odense Denmark, September 2014.

Birch, J., Parnell, R., Patsarika, M., Šorn, M. (2014) Down-and-outs, assassins, and naughty grannies. Exploring intersubjectivity and transformation within everyday children-adult interactions. CSCY International Conference, Sheffield, July 2014.

Birch, J., Parnell, R., Patsarika, M., Šorn, M. (2014) Designing with Children: research report and database launch. Creating the Future – International conference on [children’s] architecture education, Helsinki, May 2014.

Birch, J.C., Curtis, P., James, A. ‘Depending on how infectious you felt…’ Social interactions in children’s hospitals. Presented at The British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of East London. 12-14 April 2007.

Birch, J.C. Hospitals for children: Considering age, gender and the construction of childhood in hospital spaces. Invited for presentation within a seminar series at The Centre for Children and Youth, University of Northampton. 11th December 2006.

Birch, J. C. Hospitals as distinct and challenging settings for research with children. Presented at the Childhood and Youth: Choice and Participation. International Conference, University of Sheffield. 4-6 July 2006.

James, A., Curtis, P., Birch, J.C. ‘Children’s hospitals or hospitals for children’. Presented at the Childhood and Youth: Choice and Participation. International Conference, University of Sheffield. 4-6 July 2006.

Birch, J.C., Curtis, P., James, A. ‘It feels like a nursery instead of a scary hospital’ – Children’s Perception and Use of Hospital Spaces. Presented at the New Directions in Children’s Geographies Conference. Centre for Children and Youth, University of Northampton. 7-8 September 2006.

Curtis, P., James, A., Birch, J. Hospitals for children – what impact do age and gender have upon children’s perceptions of hospital spaces. BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference. Heriot-Watt University. 14 – 15 September 2006.

James, A., Curtis, P., Birch, J.C. Children’s Everyday Life- Agency or Structure? Copenhagen COST Project Seminar on Children’s Welfare June 2006.

James, A., Curtis, P., Birch, J.C. Children’s Citizenship – A Thin Red Line. Presented at the University of Swansea Construction of Children’s Citizenship Conference. May 2006.

Bell, S., Birch, J.C. and Wallace, G. ‘Scientists are Stakeholders Too. Quantitative and Qualitative Findings of an EU Fifth Framework Project: Integrated Management of European Wetlands 2001-2004’ Poster Presented at Royal Society Conference: Beyond Extinction Rates. Royal Society London 19-20 July 2004.

Tonder, M., Salmi, P., Birch, J.C. and Oughton, E.A. ‘Paradigmatic Changes and Different Constructions of Conservation and Rationality in Finnish Fisheries’. Conference paper submitted for XX Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology 18-22 August 2003, Sligo.