Reflecting Value

S2 Ep 2: Who holds the power?

March 14, 2022

This episode explores the power dynamics that underpin cultural participation and research. We discuss how where you live can impact on how you engage with culture and how authentic participatory research can help bring to the fore the voices of people who have previously gone unheard.


  • Avant Cymru on the challenges of telling stories from the Welsh Valleys and the power dynamics at play in funding decision-making. [01:31 – 10:39]
  • Dr Sylvan Baker (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) on what it means to do authentic co-research with care experienced young people. [11:16 – 21:17]
  • Dr Helen Graham (University of Leeds) on opening up ‘glass cases’ in museums to enable communities to interact more closely with material culture [22:09 – 31:40]

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