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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.