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Participatory Media Methods in Research

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QUT Gardens Point Campus

2 George Street

Owen J. Wordsworth Room, S Block, Level 12

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An interactive workshop on participatory visual media methods.

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In this full day workshop visiting academics Dr Chris High from Linnaeus University in Sweden and Dr Gusztáv Nemes from the Hungarian Academy of Science, will be sharing their experiences using participatory visual media methods, including participatory film-making and digital storytelling. This workshop will focus methodological design issues and analysis for research, rather than skills training.

This is the third workshop in the Participatory Visual Methods series delivered by yourtown and more focused on skills-development.

This workshop will explore the fit between participatory media practice and scholarship. On one hand using participatory methods with individuals and communities is coming into better favour amongst applied researchers, policymakers and funders. Techniques such as group-based participatory film-making, digital storytelling and photovoice offer opportunities to draw out the authentic voices of research participants and help to build transdisciplinary understandings of current social issues. On the other hand this represents a challenge to traditional academic modes of knowledge production, and throws up some knotty practical challenges, in relation to research ethics, funding and the shared ownership of data.

The workshop will build on two other workshops earlier in the week, hosted by yourtown, which focus on participatory media facilitation and on participatory media for project and programme evaluation, and is designed for the needs of both experienced and early career researchers working inside university settings, as well as action researchers and evaluators with other institutional affiliations. The data will cover themes such as stakeholder analysis, data production, rights and ethics and integrated research design. There will be an opportunity for participants to develop their own project ideas, as well as a more general strategy for building a research profile that incorporates participatory media. Participants are requested to bring a mobile phone or a tablet, as well as a laptop, if they have them available.

The Presenters

The workshops will be delivered by two international scholars with over 15 years of experience using participatory media in their research and teaching in Europe, India, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr Chris High

Chris is a Senior Lecturer in Peace and Development at Linnaeus University in Sweden. He has had research, training and consultancy projects in Africa, India and Europe, focusing on the institutional aspects of community engagement and participatory methodologies such as PV and digital storytelling.

Dr Gusztáv Nemes

Gusztáv is a Sociologist and a Senior Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. As a rural development activist and innovation broker, his mission is to make the life of rural people better. He has used visual methods, like PV, as tools in his work across different contexts from rural community development, cultural heritage to youth work.

Registration

This free event is sponsored and co-hosted by the QUT Design Lab and the QUT Creative Lab. The workshop will commence at 10:00am and conclude at 4:00pm. A light lunch will be provided. Please indicate any dietary requirements on check out.There are limited places so please only register if you are sure you will be able to attend.

For more information and to register for the yourtown 3.5 day Participatory Visual Methods workshop and 1 day Introduction to PVM, see the yourtown website: https://www.yourtown.com.au/participatory-visual-methods-workshop

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Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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