The Language of Disadvantage

Dr Diane Potts from Lancaster University delivers on our Cultural Care Series for professionals

Led by Dr Diane Potts from Lancaster University, this is a recording of the session held online on Wednesday 9th December 2020.


How we engage community members, regardless of age, is as powerful or more so than any specific project and our primary means of engagement is language.

Language categorises and classifies. It invites in and silences. It ranks, assesses and evaluates.

This session provided attendees with an opportunity to reflect on and strategise the language of their community engagement practices so that they were better able to align language with the larger aims of their projects.