20 Jul 2020 • CONVERSATION SERIES ➤ Bridging community, academia and policy spaces through use of arts-based methodologies, Aspro Verena Thomas

QUT Design Lab Conversations is an online seminar series, hosted once a month to discuss challenges, opportunities and trends in Design research.

Bridging community, academia and policy spaces through use of arts-based methodologies, Associate Professor Verena Thomas

This presentation will discuss the value of arts-based methodologies, with a focus on visual research approaches, when working closely with community groups. Processes around co-creativity are examined, including the ethics of representation and the integration of indigenous knowledge systems. Verena will share how research projects with focus on social justice can actively integrate participatory creative approaches to support social change agendas. She will present examples from projects exploring human rights and gender inequalities in the Pacific.

A/Prof Verena Thomas is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Design in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. Verena’s work investigates creative research approaches and communication for social change in international development contexts. She has led numerous award-winning research and production projects with donors, government and NGO partners in the areas of health communication, gender-based violence and education. Verena integrates non-traditional research outputs in media and communication projects, which, to date, include the production of over 40 documentary films.

Presented by QUT Design Lab Conversation Series via Zoom, on Monday, 20 July, 2020 at 1pm.  To participate, simply following this Zoom link.

Community Participants in Banana Block, Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea


Location: QUT, Creative Industries Precinct (Via Zoom)
Start Date: 20/07/2020 [add to calendar]
Start Time: 1pm
Cost: Free
Organiser: QUT Design Lab
Enquiries: Aspro Markus Rittenbruch : m.rittenbruch@qut.edu.au

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