WPA 2010: Action Research Workshop

Hours: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: Free

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.


Projects: WPA 2010
People: Christopher Robbins
Research: Education, Open Culture, Urban Research
Tags: PARTICIPATION SS2010, Re:Group, SS2010