Building knowledge through powerful relationships — introducing the relational method

Amanda Tattersall
9 min readJun 18, 2021

By Dr Amanda Tattersall and Professor Marc Stears

In 2018 the journal Nature declared that the best research is produced when researchers and communities work together — co-producing or co-designing knowledge. Co-design has a long history and one of its more interesting off-shoots is the civil society practice known as community organising. Though not as widely known as some other approaches, co-design’s links to community organising is worth closer investigation as it offers valuable…

Amanda Tattersall

Associate Professor at University of Sydney’s Sydney Policy Lab. Helped start Sydney Alliance & GetUp. Lived experience advocate on mental health.