Research on the international mobility of profesionals


Taille : 1-3
Depuis : 2014
Statut : terminé
Duréé :
Territoire : Local

Écoute à long terme
Écoute pour co-création
Écoute pour le changement systémique

Gabrielle Désilets


How would you describe your project to a 6 year-old child?

There are people who decide to move to different countries for all sorts of reasons, chosen or forced, I am interested in those who choose to move voluntarily. I look at new ways of moving and what we can learn about the experience of migration.

What are you listening to?
I am listening to the mutual influence between the neighbourhood and it’s migrants. What influences do they have on the revitalization of area, what the is the role of the area and the urban culture on their trajectory and on their experience of migration.


Who decides who is vulnerable?


Fondements Théorique

The mobility paradigm (Lancaster); anthropology, participatory observation; the snapshot, the contextual; the ethnography, everyone in fact, but what is it: to understand people through the small gestures of everyday life, to develop special connections with people, enough to be able to be invited; find strategies to be able to be there, connect and create a relationship of trust. Know the places you are in; Become an insider to have access to the data you are looking for; be part of the human environment.


Clips from Percolab
Concordia’s organizations

L’importance de l’écoute

It is underestimated!
We are not asked to listen to provide stories, but to produce.
There are constraints, because listening is more passive, but sense-making is an active process, a different kind of work. It’s the part of listening that is easy, not the understanding part.
Do we succeed in communicating? In both ways: do people communicate well and are we capable of communicating well?


It will be necessary to develop the skill to translate discourse around innovation and creativity into several languages, take the academic out of the university and put in in service of the community, while maintaining the depth of the work.