Disaster strikes, then what? Using evaluation in narrative driven (oral history & digital storytelling) community-based projects
Klaebe, Helen G. (2012) Disaster strikes, then what? Using evaluation in narrative driven (oral history & digital storytelling) community-based projects. In Barela, Liliana, de Pedro, Joana, Gutiérrez, Juan José, Llona, Miren, & Vanek, Miroslav (Eds.) Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of Oral History The challenges of oral history in the 21st century : Diversity, Inequality and Identity Construction, International Oral History Association (IOHA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, pp. 1-8.
In 2011 Queensland suffered both floods and cyclones, leaving residents without homes and their communities in ruins (2011). This paper presents how researchers from QUT, who are also members of the Oral History Association of Australia (OHAA) Queensland’s chapter, are using oral history, photographs, videography and digital storytelling to help heal and empower rural communities around the state and how evaluation has become a key element of our research.
QUT researchers ran storytelling workshops in the capital city of Brisbane i early 2011, after the city suffered sever flooding. Cyclone Yasi then struck the town of Cardwell (in February 2011) destroying their historical museum and recording equipment. We delivered an 'emergency workshop', offering participants hands on use of the equipment, ethical and interviewing theory, so that the community could start to build a new collection. We included oral history workshops as well as sessions on how best to use a video camera, digital camera and creative writing sessions, so the community would also know how to make 'products' or exhibition pieces out of the interviews they were recording. We returned six months later to conduct follow-up workshops and the material produced by and with the community had been amazing.
More funding has now been secured to replicate audio/visual/writing workshops in other remote rural Queensland communities including Townsville, Mackay and Cunnamulla and Toowoomba in 2012, highlighting the need for a multi media approach, to leverage the most out of OH interviews as a mechanism to restore and promote community resilience and pride.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||public history, creative non fiction writing, digital storytelling, evaluation, narrative-driven exhibition|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified (190299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Deposited On:||14 Mar 2013 05:01|
|Last Modified:||05 Sep 2016 03:54|
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