Participatory Video Workshop
for engagement, research, documentation and evaluation
What is participatory video and why use this approach? How can participatory methods be integrated into community based projects? What are the benefits of participatory documentation? Is it suitable for research and evaluation of projects?
Participatory Media is a way to use visual communication for engaging and recording a wider range of perspectives. It aims to build up practical skills that will allow participants to produce knowledge about themselves and what is relevant to their communities. Participation strategies are the most effective catalyst for group brainstorming, discussion and decision-making and can be the key to develop successful projects for social engagement, community empowerment, cohesion and development. Moreover, participatory media has proven to be a powerful tool to engage communities and give a voice to those most marginalized and "hard to reach".
Spectacle's Participatory Video Workshop (PVW) will illustrate the features of successful uses of this approach in a variety of contexts. It will provide practical skills to integrate participatory techniques into different phases of your future projects.
The workshop will use a participatory approach to convey transferrable knowledge of participatory video production and participatory editing. Attendees will be equipped to produce community-based video in preliminary surveys, research, evaluation and documentation of their future projects.
The PVW is designed to engage attendees through a balanced hands-on and theoretical approach: basic understanding of technology, techniques and strategies (from filming to editing) will be combined with a theoretical frame based on successful participatory video experiences.