RESET's formative intervention work

___________RESET researcher Hannele Kerosuo and practitioners during a Change Laboratory session___________

RESET is examining and, at the same time, supporting ongoing cross-sectoral attempts at providing affordable housing for homeless youth and for those at risk of homelessness. This work transcends the traditional dichotomy in social sciences between administrative and critical approaches to research. It goes beyond administrative orientations which align research to existing policies. It also goes beyond critical orientations which challenge policies with strong scholarly arguments but often do not mobilize the transformative momentum needed to address urgent societal priorities. Instead, the research group produces analyses, designs and pilot implementations of new solutions in collaboration with state- and municipal-level actors, NGOs, and frontline practitioners. The outcomes stemming from the participatory research process are concrete action models to be presented to decision-makers as tangible evidence in support of creation of new policies.


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