constructivist ideas in practice

I now have two books published by Metambesen: A new collection ‘Landfall’ is now available, alongside the original ‘New Worlds in Old Stones’

These are collections of found 'landscapes' - fragments of old walls, pavements, and churchyard stones found on everyday walks in urban settings. From a constructivist perspective, they could be seen as an exercise in a different way of looking. Meanings tend to tighten very quickly and much is taken for granted. A practice of remixing or reframing things which are already there disrupts this ‘knowing’ - everything can be otherwise, and much is hidden or ignored. This little project could perhaps be described by the famous quote of Proust that 'the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes'.

Both books are free to browse and download as pdf files, I hope you enjoy them.

Metambesen books

New Worlds in Old Stones


lab notes

'lab notes' is the regular online magazine from ICP International Lab. Based at the Institute for Constructivist Psychology in Padua, the Lab aims to be an international hub for people working with or teaching PCP. Each edition of 'lab notes' features four links to articles of interest from a constructivist point of view. The editions so far carry a huge range of topics, with a focus on identity, diversity, sociality, creativity, meaning-making, and the search for constructive alternatives.

There are thirteen editions of 'lab notes' now online to read or download here.

Many thanks to the editorial team of Rivista Italiana di Costruttivismo for inviting me to contribute a personal memory of Helen Jones to accompany the re-publication of one of her papers.

I hope that those who knew Helen will recognise her here, and those who never met her might be inspired by these little glimpses of her practice.

Helen Jones - a personal memory

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