Welcome to a K3 seminar with Tobias Denskus, senior lecturer in Communication for Developmnent, K3. It will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 10.15-12.00, in The Open Studio on the fifth floor of Niagara (Room NIC 0541).
The title of the talk is: Aidworker Voices. Between Quantitative Data, Ethnographic Insights and Artistic Representation.
An abstract for the talk:
Aid work, development research and communicating global development are currently at an interesting juncture. Between humanitarian traditions and expatriate lifestyles my presentation will focus on how contemporary aid work is communicated in the context of traditional research and new media. I will share some preliminary findings from my research on aid worker (auto)biographies, a growing genre that provides different insights into how aid (does not) work.
Key questions include how to use alternative forms of writing in our teaching, research and outreach and why it matters in a social and political climate where foreign aid is questioned and research alone will not be enough to remind the public of the value of global engagement.