$55 – $95

Storytelling for Community Based Projects

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Generator Makerspace

40 Sears Lane

Burlington, VT 05401

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A workshop about developing collaborative projects centered in community-based research, documentary or storytelling mediums.

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If you are interested in community-based research for advocacy or creative projects, Ethnography for Community-Based Projects will introduce techniques in ethnography, oral history and storytelling, in the service of socially-engaged projects. Join The Vermont Folklife Center on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm at The Generator Makerspace, 40 Sears Ln, Burlington, VT 05401.

This workshop is intended for anyone interested in developing collaborative projects centered in community-based research, documentary or storytelling mediums, including students, community members, socially-engaged artists and staff of organizations doing cultural, community, and social-service work. Attendees will be invited to take a critical and analytical look at the history of ethnography and documentary work, as well as explore hands-on techniques in observation, fieldwork, interviewing, audio/visual documenting, project conception, and outreach for project participants.

Ethnography for Community-Based Projects combines discussion of the theories and methods that inform community-based research with practical, hands-on training in interviewing and storytelling techniques -- while also encouraging attendees to consider the challenges, possibilities, and ethics of representation. Additionally, a showcase of projects with both youth and adult populations will provide a foundation on which to build these ideas.

Led by Teaching Artist and Vermont Folklife Center Educator Trish Denton, this workshop will help participants develop a plan for a community-based research project and will offer a forum for brainstorming creative applications inspired by community-based research. Workshop attendees will also have ongoing access to Vermont Folklife Center staff for consultation as they later undertake their own ethnographic, oral history, and creative projects.

Ethnography for Community-Based Projects is offered in partnership with The Generator Makerspace. Tuition is $95 ($55/students). You may also register by calling the Vermont Folklife Center at (802) 388-4964.

If you cancel up to seven days before the event, we will issue a refund minus a $10 fee.

This workshop is a part of the Vermont Folklife Center’s Cultural Sustainability Institute series. Cultural Sustainability provides a framework for examining human experience in the present with an awareness of the past and a view toward the future.

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