Open Praxis Forum
Open Praxis Forum was created out of a necessity to showcase early career-researchers’ work, and more importantly, to mobilize and collectivize a community of knowledge creators that already exists. Often, knowledge creators can feel isolated within academia and beyond due to publishing barriers, lack of encouragement, being unable to access resources, or because they present their knowledge in alternative ways.
We are a group of University of Toronto students who, through our own research experiences, wondered what we can do to modify the seemingly exclusionary landscape of academia. We decided to create this space that is constructed by and for early-career researchers. For us, researchers include: students, social justice activists, artists, or anyone seeking to interrogate inequities or with an idea to share that contribute to shaping a safe space for dialogue.
Mission & Vision
Our mission is to create an accessible and inclusive structure, schedule, and submission criteria to mobilize pre-existing collaborative practices.
Our vision is that an online publication forum which values creators’ knowledge expressions will foster a sense of belonging and community that is shaped by and for early-career researchers. We want to highlight and celebrate learning experiences, failures, successes, and creativity.