ParticipatoryVisual&DigitalResearch:
Studying&TransformingUrbanEnvironments
Prof. Krista Harper
Anthropology & CPPA
Univer...
Studying urban environments:
The view from anthropology
 Beliefs, power, & urban environments
 “Senses of place” & place...
Transforming Urban Environments:
Planning, Policy, & Design
 Human environment
 Participatory Design
 Universal Design
...
Participatory
Visual & Digital
Research
Participatory
action
research
(PAR) Visual &
digital
media
The Participatory Turn
 Critique of traditional ethnography
 Post-colonial, feminist, postmodern
 Awareness of power re...
Digital Media Technology
Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control
Studying Environments
with Participatory Visual & Digital Methods
 Participatory digital archives, museums, &
exhibitions...
The PVDR process
 Negotiating goals
 Integrating participants in research process
 Using appropriate technologies
 Con...
Participatory Digital Archives
Photo credits:
Brown Paper photo
archives (top)
Photo credits: Ilya
Utekhin
PGIS
 South Africa:
Decolonizing land
use planning
 New Zealand:
Māori GIS (left)
PGIS & Storymapping
“Third Ward Speaks”:
Putting an African-
American
neighborhood’s
history on the map
murmur
Toronto
“locative
storytelling”via
web &
smartphone
Participatory
Video
Digital Storytelling
 Darcy Alexandra’s work with asylum seekers
in Ireland
Photovoice
• Photo
• Voice
• Being heard
Using Photovoice to study
urban environments
 Hungary: Understandings of environmental injustice
 United States: “A plac...
Hungary: Understandings of
environmental injustice
Sajószentpéter
• Pop. 14000 (2500 Roma),
no. Hungary
• Glass & coal cit...
•Six young people from SAKKF, a Roma community org.
•Anthropologist & SAKKF president as facilitators
Environment:
Values & Issues
Photos: Judit Bari
& Sándor Keleman
Photo: Gábor Szabó
Values: Bicycling
Concerns: Sewerage
Photo:
Sándor
Keleman
Photo: Betti Rúzsa
Concerns: Water
Photo: Klaudia Keleman
Photo
Exhibitions
in Sajószentpéter
& Budapest
United States:
“A place for stories” after urban renewal
Tallahassee, FL & Springfield, MA
Photo: Gretchen Gano
Portugal:
Senses & affect in urban gardening
Photo: Sónia Gáspar
“[Here is] someone literally, with
her hands on the land…Only in
doing it will things germinate,
right...
Adaptamo-nos e resistimos
Photo: Elis Serra
Concluding
thoughts
Participatory visual & digital
research offers:
 New ways to elicit stories &
collect data
 Engaging...
Thank you!
Questions? Contact me at
kharper@anthro.umass.edu
On Twitter: @kristamharper
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Prof. Krista Harper (UMass Amherst), "Participatory Visual and Digital Research: Studying and transforming Urban Environments." Keynote at the 2014 Futures of Visual Anthropology conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. April 4, 2014.

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  1. 1. ParticipatoryVisual&DigitalResearch: Studying&TransformingUrbanEnvironments Prof. Krista Harper Anthropology & CPPA University of Massachusetts Amherst kharper@anthro.umass.edu @kristamharper
  2. 2. Studying urban environments: The view from anthropology  Beliefs, power, & urban environments  “Senses of place” & place attachment  Cultural forms of wayfinding, dwelling, & everyday practices  Methods: participant observation, interviews, “eliciting the participants’ point of view”
  3. 3. Transforming Urban Environments: Planning, Policy, & Design  Human environment  Participatory Design  Universal Design  But how do we get there from here?
  4. 4. Participatory Visual & Digital Research Participatory action research (PAR) Visual & digital media
  5. 5. The Participatory Turn  Critique of traditional ethnography  Post-colonial, feminist, postmodern  Awareness of power relationships  Calls for “engaged research”  Rise of Participatory Action Research (PAR)
  6. 6. Digital Media Technology Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control
  7. 7. Studying Environments with Participatory Visual & Digital Methods  Participatory digital archives, museums, & exhibitions  Participatory GIS (PGIS) & mapping  Participatory video  Digital storytelling  PhotoVoice
  8. 8. The PVDR process  Negotiating goals  Integrating participants in research process  Using appropriate technologies  Considering ethics of representation  Anticipating audiences and dissemination
  9. 9. Participatory Digital Archives Photo credits: Brown Paper photo archives (top)
  10. 10. Photo credits: Ilya Utekhin
  11. 11. PGIS  South Africa: Decolonizing land use planning  New Zealand: Māori GIS (left)
  12. 12. PGIS & Storymapping “Third Ward Speaks”: Putting an African- American neighborhood’s history on the map
  13. 13. murmur Toronto “locative storytelling”via web & smartphone
  14. 14. Participatory Video
  15. 15. Digital Storytelling  Darcy Alexandra’s work with asylum seekers in Ireland
  16. 16. Photovoice • Photo • Voice • Being heard
  17. 17. Using Photovoice to study urban environments  Hungary: Understandings of environmental injustice  United States: “A place for stories” after urban renewal  Portugal: Senses & affect in urban gardening
  18. 18. Hungary: Understandings of environmental injustice Sajószentpéter • Pop. 14000 (2500 Roma), no. Hungary • Glass & coal city; hard hit after 1989 • Roma (Gypsy) neighborhood • Collaboration with SAKKF, community organization
  19. 19. •Six young people from SAKKF, a Roma community org. •Anthropologist & SAKKF president as facilitators
  20. 20. Environment: Values & Issues Photos: Judit Bari & Sándor Keleman
  21. 21. Photo: Gábor Szabó Values: Bicycling
  22. 22. Concerns: Sewerage Photo: Sándor Keleman
  23. 23. Photo: Betti Rúzsa Concerns: Water
  24. 24. Photo: Klaudia Keleman
  25. 25. Photo Exhibitions in Sajószentpéter & Budapest
  26. 26. United States: “A place for stories” after urban renewal Tallahassee, FL & Springfield, MA
  27. 27. Photo: Gretchen Gano
  28. 28. Portugal: Senses & affect in urban gardening
  29. 29. Photo: Sónia Gáspar “[Here is] someone literally, with her hands on the land…Only in doing it will things germinate, right? If we are not engaged and willing to do something – in this case to plant a garden – nothing happens. So, we have to put our hands on the land to make things grow.” Gostamos de mexer na terra
  30. 30. Adaptamo-nos e resistimos Photo: Elis Serra
  31. 31. Concluding thoughts Participatory visual & digital research offers:  New ways to elicit stories & collect data  Engaging participants more meaningfully  Policy impact
  32. 32. Thank you! Questions? Contact me at kharper@anthro.umass.edu On Twitter: @kristamharper

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