A Good Death? Storytelling Workshop

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A Good Death? Storytelling Workshop

Anne Galloway | Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

Friday, 29 July 2016, 9am - 4pm in D Block, Room 214Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point campus

This workshop is part of a larger ethnographic research project into the deaths of farm animals. It has two primary aims: 1) To gain a broader understanding of what people consider a ‘good death’ for farm animals; and 2) To develop and assess a set of creative storytelling methods.

Participants will be introduced to concerns about farm animal death, and presented with a range of visual and material narrative techniques. A set of storytelling constraints and a set of related farm animal figurines will be provided, and participants will use their own phones/cameras to create a brief image-based narrative that communicates their perspective on what constitutes a ‘good death’. The final narratives will be shared with the group for discussion, and after the workshop, anonymised narratives will be posted on the More-Than-Human Lab website, each with an anonymous questionnaire.

This workshop has been approved by the Victoria University of Wellington Human Ethics Committee. Participation is completely voluntary, and participants may withdraw themselves and their information from the study, without having to provide a reason, by the end of the workshop session. All consenting participants are required to sign forms.

Bio
Anne Galloway is Senior Lecturer, Culture + Context Design, at Victoria University of Wellington. Leading the More-Than-Human Lab, her research examines intersections of people, nonhuman animals and technologies, and explores creative methods for public engagement around related matters of concern. Anne also spends as much time as possible at her rural home, where she shepherds small flocks of rare-breed sheep and ducks.
twitter: @annegalloway | web: morethanhumanlab.org
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