Case Studies and Project Design Activity

Case Studies and Project Design Activity

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    • Robin Postel

      March 25, 2021, 6:58 pm

      We typically start with a ‘discovery’ phase, and after that, the following would be refined and more concrete. Our clear agreement with the hiring organization is that we have a twofold constituency: we work for the organization and at the same time for the individuals who work there.
      Aim: To improve the effectiveness and productivity of the organization while at the same time increasing the quality of working life for the country office (intergovernmental development agency).
      Objectives:
      To build alignment with the organization’s vision and mission in a meaningful way for each participant
      To increase the participants’ ownership of the team’s outputs
      To increase collaboration and reduce silos
      To increase the team’s capacity to work through differences and conflict in productive ways
      To increase job satisfaction and motivation
      Outputs:
      An agreed plan and high level design
      Delivery will depend on timing and pandemic status, either a series of virtual workshops or a combination of an in person retreat and virtual follow up
      Capture tools to ensure ownership during delivery
      Implementation plan (and potentially longer term support if budgeted)

    • Lauren Alessi

      March 25, 2021, 9:57 pm

      The aim of my hypothetical project working with university volunteers and community members who facilitate writing workshops with people who are incarcerated is to: create community awareness around issues of incarceration, criminalization, and prison arts.
      Objectives:
      To better understand how volunteers perceptions of criminal justice issues shift as a result of facilitating writing workshops.
      To gather insights into how writing impacts incarcerated writers and facilitators.
      To develop strategies for engaging the community in prison arts and advocacy.
      To learn ways to improve the program for writers and volunteers.
      Outputs:
      Weekly workshops with small group of volunteers using PP to explore some of the questions raised in the objectives.
      Photographs and accompanying writing pieces, to be published as part of the program’s biannual journal
      Development of writing prompts that include photography, to be used in writing workshops with incarcerated writers
      Incorporation of photography and what is learned in the workshop into the program’s training
      Refined mission and vision for the program

    • Kate Melody Burmon

      March 25, 2021, 11:34 pm

      AIM:
      To protect the cultural heritage of a region.
      OBJECTIVES:
      To enable participants to explain and define what cultural heritage means to them.
      To provide participants with the skills, language, and resources to demonstrate the importance of their cultural heritage to a diverse range of audiences.
      To give participants the tools to engage with people in their community and beyond in communicating the local challenges of preserving global cultural heritage.
      To allow participants to document their cultural heritage and share it in a way that is meaningful for them.
      OUTPUTS:
      Three months of workshops and discussions particularly focused around the first, second, and fourth objectives.
      Local public exhibition with a virtual counterpart describing the process of project and what the participants feel they gained.
      Instagram account managed by the partner organization that participants can continue to contribute to after the end of the project and even include curated additions from non-participants inspired by the project (depending on the desires of the participants).
      Output defined by the participants based on the fourth objective (what a meaningful way to share their cultural heritage is).

    • Sofie Mortensen

      March 26, 2021, 6:36 am

      The aim of my project is to enhance knowledge on young Burmese migrants’ wellbeing, dreams and hopes for the future.

      Objectives:
      1. Provide a space, through photography and other participatory exercises, where participants can tell their own story, from their own perspective, highlighting the issues that are most important to them.
      2. Explore the voluntary-forced continuum of young Burmese migrants in Thailand, both in relation to their reasons for migrating and their experiences as migrant labour.
      3. Understand participants’ opportunities and challenges in achieving their future dreams.
      3. Develop tools, together with project partners and participants, to share their experiences with NGOs/policy makers.

      Outputs
      1. Establish partnership with local CSO, and select community/participants to work with
      2. Exploratory workshop with partners and participants to narrow the scope of the project
      3. Three weeks with workshops (1-2 per week) to develop photography skills, visual literacy and different PP exercises
      4. Potentially an exhibition at the Cultural Center in Bangkok, depending on the participants

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    • Anjali Gupta

      March 26, 2021, 12:16 pm

      I am hypothetical making this for a project for an anti poverty organisation called ATD Fourth world who conducted a research finings, ‘Understanding Poverty in all its forms: a participatory research study into poverty in the uk.’ In which, they identified six dimensions that describe poverty in all its forms in the uk.

      Aim: To use photography to highlight the research finding conducted by ATD Fourth World. ‘Understanding Poverty in all its forms: a participatory research study into poverty in the uk.’

      Objectives:
      1. To highlight the research findings to the public and to show importance of research made by people who have lived experience of poverty rather than policy makers or people who don’t have first hand experience.
      3. To portray the research findings conducted by ATD Fourth World, through photography to give some visual ways of understanding the research.
      4. To discuss the findings they made and explain and define each dimension in a deeper level.
      4. To introduce camera and explore how they want to be represented through the lens.
      Outputs:
      1. 1-3 workshops sessions in defining the research findings in a deeper way through activities.
      2. 1-3 workshops sessions Exploring the self and how they want to be represented.
      3. Using photography and how to use it as a medium in telling their story.
      4. An end exhibition or final book in what they have created.

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