WPA 2010: Action Research Workshop

Event Type: 
workshop
Start Date: 
7 Jul 2010
Hours: 
6:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Image: Christopher Robbins via http://gtt.christopher-robbins.com/

Christopher Robbins will explore some of the techniques he has encountered creating action- and collaboration- based works over the past ten years.

This workshop will focus on PRA techniques—also known as Participatory Rapid Appraisal / Participatory Learning & Action / Action Research—ways of exploring a community from the varied perspectives of the people in that community, without having to rely on the “Official” perspectives put forth by those who already have a voice.

Techniques we will cover include community mapping, transect walks, and other techniques for getting a foothold in new communities. Bring a digital camera if you got one.

This workshop is first in a series of community action workshops organized by WPA 2010 bringing back a citizen-driven WPA, including action research with the Ushahidi open source digital platform, silkscreening and stenciling, and guerilla public works.

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