Transforming community “paradise lost” Home & Kinship ‘Community’: nostalgic, bourgeois & anachronisticWork & Livelihood
A geo-physical community interventionSocial Network Analysis:Including strength of tiesVoice:“inclusion and participation in social, political, and economicprocesses, meaning making, economy and expression” (Tacchi, 2009, p.169).Participatory:A culture that affords low barriers to artistic expression or civic engagement(Jenkins, 2006) alongside a commitment to empowerment through criticaleducational approaches.
Digital Storytelling Key to these personal stories are the following ‘small-scale’ characteristics (Lundby, 2008): • few minutes duration • low budget • personal narrative
Community Digital Storytelling1. Recruitment;2. Interview;3. Story circle;4. Creative workshops;5. Share.This adapted method is referred to as community digital storytelling (CDST)
The CDST case study Table 1: CDST participation in location A9E Group A9E Age group Age range No. No. No. Participants in Participants in completed story circle workshops stories Younger 14-19 3 3 3 Middle aged 20-60 2 2 2 Older 60+ 3 3 2 Table 2: CDST participation in location B9H Group B9H Age group Age range No. No. No. Participants in Participants in completed story circle workshops stories Younger 11-19 3 2 1* Middle aged 20-60 3 3 2* Older 60+ 2 2 1 *Inter-generational collaboration between two ‘younger’ participants and one ‘middle-aged’ participant, tallied in the ‘younger’ category.
CDST reflections• Range of participatory media techniques• Mandate• Homophily - enabler or oppressor of voice• Age - identified both heterogeneity and bridging capital• Normative behaviour – reciprocity (lack of criticism) – trustworthiness (othering) – negotiations around power-relations (challenging authority)
Two other CI approachesCommunity deliberationDe Cindio, Marco, & Ripamonti (2007) suggest that DeliberativeCommunity Networks allow citizens to use ICT to debate topicsin different participatory spaces.Community learningDay (2011) argues that the informal educational practices foundin community learning are key to community empowerment.
A framework for CI Plan Assess Create Community As illustrated by Learning Engage Reflect Partnership Day (2011) Choice of Modality Issue Framing Create Based on DCN set out by Community Deliberation Participant Deliberate De Cindio, Marco, & Network Selection Ripamonti (2007) Story Circle Creative Community Interview Workshop Digital Recruit Share Storytelling
SummaryIntervention:An inter-generational learning event as a case study wherecommunity digital storytelling is explored as a method forengaging dialogue and social action.A matrix CI approach is suggested to overcome some of thedifficulties encountered.