What role can photography play in addressing global development challenges?
|Starts:||17:30 23 May 2018|
|Ends:||18:30 23 May 2018|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Laura Hirst , Becky Warnock|
Development meets... photography
NGO photography is a key way of communicating and representing development to multiple stakeholders. Participatory photography is being used to engage beneficiaries in bottom-up approaches to research and social change. Photography is also a means through which artists and communities can access global markets for economic empowerment.
Laura Hirst - PhD student at the Global Development Institute, and Becky Warnock - Artist and Community Engagement Manager from Lensational, will present on their experiences of photography in global development contexts.
This event will be followed by an exhibition of work and wine reception.
Development meets is a series of events exploring what happens when global development meets art, culture, and technology.
Role: PhD researcher
Organisation: Global Development Insitute
Biography: I am a PhD researcher based at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. I am working on an ESRC funded CASE studentship in partnership with Operation Florian investigating vulnerability to fire risk in urban informal settlements in the 'Global South'. I will be conducting fieldwork in Nairobi in 2017/18. I aim to use this site to document ideas, encounters and experiences during the fieldwork process as well as using it as a platform for gathering resources, links and discussion.
Role: Artist and Community Engagement Manager
Travel and Contact Information
Boardroom, 2nd floor
Arthur Lewis Building