Michael Brown, Symposium Convener
Introduction to the Symposium's Themes
Centre for Global Education
Questioning Social Development
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit Vietnam
Participatory Visual Methods and Ethics
HERD - Participatory filmmaking with Inuit communities in Northern Canada
I seek dialogue with practitioners and academics, sharing experiences and methodologies, so together we might flourish whilst promoting positive change in the world. I facilitate workshops and symposiums, bringing together practitioners and academics to promote knowledge exchange.
Masterclasses on Participatory and Ethnographic Filmmaking for Social Change
These Masterclasses were presented in (1)Thunder Bay, Canada in February 2024, as part of the Spotlight on Academics Film Festival, and (2) Kathmandu, Nepal in December 2023, as part of the Nepal Human Rights Film Centre Film Festival. The recording of the sessions is supported by participant feedback in the PDF documents.
Symposium of Ethnographic and Participatory Documentary for Social Change
This two-day symposium explored how ethnographic and participatory documentary may be positively affecting people's lives and environments around the world, whilst questioning the very concept of sustainable development. International practitioners and academics shared their experiences of ethnographic and participatory filmmaking as an action promoting positive change. Speakers presented real-life examples, describing methodologies and reflecting on impact.
Recordings of Sessions