Society for Visual Anthropology
Volunteered - Oral Presentation Session
The study engages young Greenlandic people in Greenland and Denmark in collaboratively exploring and experimenting with perceptions of history, memory, contemporary culture and future imaginations in their respective post(-)colonial settings. Building upon design and visual anthropology, the project contributes to the development of new participatory methodologies for understanding individual, collective and cultural forms of memory. Co-creation and the idea of doing research with rather than about are at the core of the overall design of the study. In contrast to the image of the traditional lone researcher, the practitioner understands herself as someone working in multidisciplinary teams and consciously engages a variety of stakeholders such as museum professionals, heritage institutions, schools and teachers in Greenland and Denmark as either continuing or temporary participants of the study. Visual practices found in photography, web design and exhibition design offer additional levels of engagement with the variety of different stakeholders and provide alternative dissemination forms during and after the research is being conducted.