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Chemical Youth: understanding the chemical lives of young people through participatory action research methods

Tue 8 March 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm GMT


What do chemical and pharmaceutical substances, legal and illicit, ‘do’ for youth? Drug use makes sense for young people in all sorts of ways as they go about their everyday lives and the Chemical Youth project aims at developing and strengthening bottom-up harm reduction strategies.

Chemical Youth is a multi-site project, funded by a European Research Council advanced grant, which aims to understand the chemical lives of young people in France, the Netherlands, Indonesia and the Philippines. In this talk, Professor Anita Hardon (University of Amsterdam) will demonstrate how, through using methodologies adapted to the skills and interests of the young people involved in the project themselves, a much more elaborate understanding of chemical lives can be achieved. Further information about ‘Chemical Youth’ can be found on the project website.

This public lecture was organised for Life of Breath and is jointly sponsored by Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities, the Anthropology of Health Research Group and the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

Everyone is welcome – there is no need to book.

Prof Hardon will also be presenting at our ‘Breathing in Context’ symposium.

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Tue 8 March 2016
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+0
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Durham University


Elvet Riverside ER141, Durham University
New Elvet
Durham, DH1 3JT United Kingdom