Visible voices, shared worlds: using digital video and photography in pursuit of a better life

O'Brien, Vincent, Djusipov, Kenesh and Wittlin, Flavio (2007) Visible voices, shared worlds: using digital video and photography in pursuit of a better life. In: International workshop on social interaction and mundane technologies (SIMTECH 07), 26-27 November 2007, University of Melbourne, Australia.

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Visible Voice projects use participatory video and photography techniques to explore experiences and perceptions of everyday life, health and well being. The projects aim to engage participants in collaborative construction and public exhibition of videos and photographic galleries providing a ‘visible voice’ with which to articulate community concerns, views and interests. Beginning with an outline of the context of Visible Voice projects in Kyrgyzstan and Brazil we situate our research within a Freirean, constructivist approach to research and community development. We describe the Visible Voice process and examine the social interactions within and between the participant groups and their communities in response to the project activities. We conclude by reviewing how, following the initial workshops, participants continue to make use of visual materials, engaging a from of ‘visual activism’ in pursuit of a better life.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Journal / Publication Title: Proceedings of Social Interaction and Mundane Technologies Workshop Simtech 2007
ISBN: 9781862202085
Departments: Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 16:27
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 16:31


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