Posts In: arts-based

SeaM Project Update

March 25, 2019 0 Comments

Security at the Margins (SeaM) is a three-year collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) that uses interdisciplinary research to understand (in)security in marginalised communities in urban South Africa.

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Mwangaza Mama (2019)

March 14, 2019 0 Comments

Mwangaza Mama is a creative storytelling project that was undertaken in collaboration with a small group of cross-border migrant women living in Johannesburg. Inspired by previous MoVE work, the main aim of the two-year project was to learn more about migrant women’s everyday experiences of the city by including them in the production of knowledge about issues that affect them.

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Mwangaza Mama

March 11, 2019 0 Comments

Read and download for free the Mwangaza Mama project e-book.

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Making Research and Building Knowledge with Communities: Examining Three Participatory Visual and Narrative Projects with Migrants Who Sell Sex in South Africa

November 15, 2017 0 Comments

In this chapter, maHp researchers Elsa Oliveira and Jo Vearey present and discuss three related participatory arts-based research projects conducted in partnership with Sisonke: the national sex worker movement in South Africa.

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MoVE 2017: Two Arts-based Research Projects

November 13, 2017 0 Comments

The MoVE method:visual:explore project of the African Centre for Migration & Society (at Wits University) is holding an exhibition that showcases two visual and narrative research projects conducted in 2016 and 2017.

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Gender, violence, and sexuality: Collaborations for social justice at the intersection of academia, activism, and art

October 23, 2017 0 Comments

This blog post reflects on the “Gender, violence and sexuality: Collaborations for social justice at the intersection of academia, activism and art” symposium that took place earlier this year.

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MoVE, participation, and partnerships

October 20, 2017 0 Comments

A consistent aspect of method:visual:explore projects (MoVE) has been the partnerships that create the conditions necessary for various projects to occur. Most MoVE projects usually occur in some partnership with a specialist social organisation, and sometimes, with another research body. This post takes stock of some of these connections.

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“Being Seen”: Reflections on an arts-based research project with refugee women in Johannesburg

October 16, 2017 0 Comments

Postdoctoral fellow Becky Walker reflects on the “Life in the City” arts-based research project, which explores the experiences of women who are migrants and mothers living in inner-city Johannesburg.

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Join the maHp team: 2x post-doctoral fellowships

October 4, 2017 0 Comments

Come join the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp) team! We are seeking to recruit two post-doctoral fellows.

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Notes on Stitching our [HIV] Stories: Activist Quilts

August 28, 2017 0 Comments

Visual researcher Quinten Williams shares his notes and reflections on the Stitching our [HIV] Stories: Activist Quilts project’s origins, the workshop process, and the exhibition of the work.

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

August 10, 2017 0 Comments

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

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Before you judge me, KNOW MY STORY: review by Joy Watson

July 26, 2017 0 Comments

Nasty Women blogger Joy Watson reviews maHp’s KNOW MY STORY participatory arts-based research project.

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Before you judge me, KNOW MY STORY! (public exhibition and discussion)

July 7, 2017 0 Comments

This exhibition showcases the pictures, collages and stories created during the KNOW MY STORY project; an arts-based research that explored the lives, struggles and reasons for selling sex. The event will include a discussion, dance performance, and role play.

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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

May 23, 2017 0 Comments

Hushke, S. (ed) (2017) KNOW MY STORY MoVE and ACMS: Johannesburg

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Gender, violence and sexuality: Collaborations for social justice at the intersection of academia, activism and art

May 12, 2017 0 Comments

We invite you to join us for a symposium featuring collaborative projects at the intersection of academia, activism and art. We will discuss three approaches to research and activism for social justice in the field of gender, violence and sexuality.

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Poking the wound – research, stories and process – thinking through the complexities

April 20, 2017 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS postdoctoral researcher Becky Walker’s latest blog reflections on her current arts-based research project with migrant women/mothers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi who live in inner-city Johannesburg, and are seeking asylum. 

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Reading the Zine Image

January 9, 2017 0 Comments

The zines from the Sex Worker Zine Project are powerful visual and narrative accounts of personal struggles and successes, everyday realities, beliefs, hopes and dreams. These visual stories are crafted around aspects of participants’ lives that they wanted a public to know about.

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Izwi Lethu (Issue 12, 2016)

December 15, 2016 0 Comments

Thanks once more for making time to choose to read Izwi Lethu! 2016 has been a great year this far as we about to welcome 2017.

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The Sex Worker Zine Project

December 2, 2016 0 Comments

Oliveira, E. and Vearey, J. (eds) (2016) The Sex Worker Zine Project. MoVE and ACMS: Johannesburg

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Izwi Lethu

December 2, 2016 0 Comments

Schuler, G., Oliveira, E. and Vearey, J. (eds) (2016) Izwi Lethu. MoVE and ACMS: Johannesburg.

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Love and Truth in Arts-based Research

The #artsmethods 3 Symposium held at the 10th to 11th November in the Worker’s Museum, Newtown mined the unstable territory of images and ‘collaborative arts’, and the conditions of their creation.

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Arts based research, expressive forms and uncertainty

November 22, 2016 0 Comments

As Barone and Eisner argue, the expressive form, and the ability to work with uncertainty, are two important characteristics of arts based research.

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MoVE

November 6, 2016 0 Comments

MoVE focuses on the development of visual and other involved methodologies to research the lived experiences of migrants in southern Africa.

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Izwi Lethu (Issue 11, 2016)

September 15, 2016 0 Comments

Finally the long awaited 21st International AIDS Conference was successfully held for the second time in history and for a whole week in Durban, South Africa.

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Research, arts and advocacy: launch of Izwi Lethu project book

‘Izwi Lethu: a participatory arts-based project’ book was launched at the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and Sisonke office in Johannesburg last week.

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Izwi Lethu (Issue 9, 2015)

December 17, 2015 0 Comments

We have come to the end of 2015 and have had a wonderful time. There have been exciting activities throughout the year. These include the SAYAS Symposium, WOTRO workshop, ASIJIKI Launch, among others.

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