2015
DOI: 10.1386/jaac.7.1-2.63_1
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Participatory film-making for social change: Dilemmas in balancing participatory and artistic qualities

Abstract: This study contributes to the field of films for social change by exploring the production process of participatory film-making for social change, whereby explicit claims of community empowerment, participation and social change are the very justification of the production. To do so, it investigates the definitions and production processes of community art, participatory video and mediated participation. Using ‘practice as research’ as a key method of enquiry, we examine three film practices to explore aspects… Show more

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“…Similar to reports of earlier work (Goris et al 2015) we came across dilemmas of participatory versus artistic qualities in the finalisation of the art works. The course is implemented by 'lecturers' and 'artists' which is introduced in the course manual to students as follows: "The course is as interactive as demanding and will be facilitated by professionals who combine activities in research, education and community art in international settings."…”
Section: Learning Out Of the Box Artistic Approaches And Positive DIsupporting
confidence: 75%
“…Similar to reports of earlier work (Goris et al 2015) we came across dilemmas of participatory versus artistic qualities in the finalisation of the art works. The course is implemented by 'lecturers' and 'artists' which is introduced in the course manual to students as follows: "The course is as interactive as demanding and will be facilitated by professionals who combine activities in research, education and community art in international settings."…”
Section: Learning Out Of the Box Artistic Approaches And Positive DIsupporting
confidence: 75%
“…2-3) elaborates on the limited conceptualization of creative practice as linked to improvisation; combining the unexpected and the unrecognizable as qualities of craftmanship differs from a modernist perspective on creativity as pure innovation. Goris et al (2015) describe how valuing participatory and artistic qualities in community art projects for social change requires a difficult balancing act, as certain practices defined as participatory may fall short of attaining immediate political impact, nor instigate more long-term oriented changes. For example, activities qualified as "participatory video" may focus more on presumed qualities of amateur filmmakers as an act of participation versus more abstract and complex aspects of a political participation process.…”
Section: Design and Development Of Mediated Participation For Environ...mentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Even though Strategic Design Scenarios remained the "warrant" of the esthetic quality of the process, the film was made in a participatory way. Indeed, people participated in "the production process by contributing to the script [the Mayor himself and his team], acting [citizens], location scouting [civil servants and citizens] and all other activity [editing, stage logistics, gathering of accessories with civil servants and citizens] of the film production" (Goris, Witteveen, and Lie 2015). Once the film was edited, the last challenge was to spread it for citizens to see (Figures 7 and 8).…”
Section: Building Upon a Design Practice: Using The Power Of Visualizationmentioning
confidence: 99%