Posts In: MoVE Project

Examining the use of participatory visual and narrative methods to explore the lived experience of migrants in Southern Africa

August 10, 2017 0 Comments and

In this paper, we explore the opportunities – and challenges – associated with visual research methodologies.

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Sex Worker Poster Project (2017)

July 14, 2017 0 Comments

The Sex Worker Poster Project took the multiple stories generated through the Sex Worker Zine Project as the starting point to create advocacy messages in the form of posters. The zine stories provided an entry point to guide the conceptualisation of advocacy messages related to aspects of participants’ lives. Posters, however, are very different communication mechanisms to zines. While zines offer page sequences through which nuanced messages can emerge in a relationship of image and text, posters need to be a bit more direct in getting their

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A day to day account of a participatory arts-based workshop

This blog entry offers a facilitator’s glance into the day to day activities that comprise a participatory arts-based workshop conducted in partnership with a grassroots activist organisation.

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KNOW MY STORY 2017

May 23, 2017 0 Comments

“Before you judge me, know my story!” The 14 sex workers involved in the KNOW MY STORY project took pictures, created collages, and wrote their stories, asking their audiences to listen to what they had to say about themselves, their lives, their struggles, and their reasons for selling sex. The project forms part of a larger ethnographic study on the experiences, health practices, and well-being of sex workers in Soweto, South Africa. Inspired by projects conducted by the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS)

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Everyday Mayfair (2017)

May 10, 2017 0 Comments

Everyday Mayfair is a participatory research methods project in which Somali migrants explore, through the production of maps, photography and storytelling, their migration journeys from Somalia to Mayfair, Johannesburg, their present relationship with the city and their future hopes and dreams of resettlement in other parts of the world.

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Metropolitan Nomads: A Journey through Joburg’s Little Mogadishu (2014)

May 10, 2017 0 Comments

 Metropolitan Nomads: A Journey through Joburg’s Little Mogadishu is a collaborative project that documents – through interviews, photographs and video recordings – daily life in Mayfair, a suburb of central Johannesburg and a major hub for Somali migrants.

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Stitching our [HIV] Stories (2016)

November 6, 2016 0 Comments

Stitching our [HIV] Stories – activist quilts by members of Sisonke, the South African national sex worker movement.

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Sex Worker Zine Project (2015)

November 6, 2016 0 Comments

Zines were produced by 24 men, women, and transgender persons who live and sell sex in the Gauteng, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa.

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Izwi Lethu (2015 – ongoing)

November 6, 2016 0 Comments

Izwi Lethu – Our Voice – is newsletter produced by sex workers living and working in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.

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Queer Crossings (2014)

November 6, 2016 0 Comments

Queer Crossings is a multimodal visual arts, narrative and poetry writing project conducted with lesbian, gay and bisexual asylum seekers and migrants.

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Equal Airtime (2014)

November 6, 2016 0 Comments

Equal Airtime is a culmination of visual and narrative work produced by twenty migrant sex workers during two, three-day workshops. The workshops were held in Musina and Makhado – two small towns in the Limpopo Province, South Africa.

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Volume 44 (2014)

November 6, 2016 0 Comments

Volume 44 is a participatory photography project with migrant sex workers in Musina (Limpopo Province) and Johannesburg (Gauteng Province).

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Working the City (2010)

November 6, 2016 0 Comments

Working the City was a ten-day participatory photo project with eleven migrant women who live and sell sex in Hillbrow, an inner-city suburb of Johannesburg, located in the Gauteng Province, South Africa.

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