Participatory Visual Methodologies
Social Change, Community and Policy
- Claudia Mitchell - McGill University, Montreal, Canada
- Naydene De Lange - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
- Relebohile Moletsane - University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
This book demonstrates how data from participatory visual methods can take people and communities beyond ideological engagement, initiating new conversations and changing perspectives, policy debates, and policy development. These methods include, for example, photo-voice, participatory video, drawing/mapping, and digital storytelling.
Organised around a series of tools that have been used across health, education, environmental, and sociological research, Participatory Visual Methodologies illustrates how to maintain participant engagement in decision-making, navigate critical issues around ethics, track policies, and maximize the potential of longitudinal studies. Tools discussed include:
- Pedagogical screenings
- Digital dialogue devices
- Upcycling and ‘speaking back’ interventions
- Participant-led policy briefs
An authoritative and accessible guide to how participatory visual methods and arts-based methods can influence social change, this book will help any postgraduate researcher looking to contribute to policy dialogue.
This powerful book brings together rich insights from participatory visual studies, reflexivity, and audience studies--a must for anyone wishing to engage in meaningful participatory research.
A vital resource for researchers and practitioners working across disciplines. This book is simultaneously a valuable synthesis of existing knowledge in the area and an important building block for the continued development of this field of inquiry.
The book presents an invaluable resource for researchers using visual methods. It expands the field of participatory visual methods by providing a critical and rich perspective on its potential to impact policy-making processes. With over a decade of experience of working together in this field the authors are uniquely placed to make this contribution, as they critically engage in issues of power, ethics and representation.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Introduction: A Framework for Social Change through Participatory Vis