THE STORIES WE TELL:

MOBILE METHODOLOGIES AND MIGRANT KNOWLEDGES

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2019-2022

This project explores how migrant knowledges travel across borders and how research methods such as participatory methodologies can travel beyond a research project. We are also adapting this project to better respond to the challenges that migrants are facing under Covid-19. Although community engagement is a challenge in the current context, we recognize that the challenges produced by Covid-19 also speak to the realities of migrant experiences, such as not being able to interact face to face with communities and seeking connection despite physical barriers and through online technologies. Moving forward, this project will explore the mobility of methodologies and consider whether methodologies can travel as readily as stories do.

 

This project was supported by the Research Grants Council, General Research Fund.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS:

THE WRITER'S TOOLBOX

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WORKSHOPS

VISUALIZING SOCIAL JUSTICE WORKSHOPS

June 6, July 6 & 13, August 8 & 22, September 19, October 3, 10 & 24, 2021

Lensational is hosting a series of workshops from June to October as part of their academy aimed to help domestic workers be more knowledgeable on social justice issues and share their stories through impactful images. The academy is also aimed to help the domestic workers develop transferable digital skills that they could use to build up their future careers when they return home.

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MOBILE MEDIA MAKING WORKSHOPS

November 29, December 6 & 13, 2021

Dr. Vivian Lin from Voices of Women Media guided participants through participatory video techniques on their mobile phones. We'll be organizing an online exhibition of participants' works soon!

"...the videos made by the participants are so diverse in terms of the stories that they told. They were so generous to share their day-to-day life with us that in the videos we could easily sense their emotions, which are very intimate."

Jimmy Lo, Volunteer

NARRATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

November 29 & December 6, 2021

All of us have a story to tell. Instead of having others tell it for us, why not get your pen, paper or even electronic devices and make sense of your life events through narrative essay writing? This 2 day workshop will introduce the genre of narrative essay. Participants will be reflecting on major life events and the lessons they have learned by using writing techniques to write their own short pieces. 

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"I was pleasantly surprised with the honesty that was shown by the participants throughout the entire workshop and the stories not only moved me but gave me a unique insight into the life and hardships of a domestic helper which I believe needs to be voiced more than it currently is. I was honored to be a part of this workshop and considered myself lucky that the participants were willing to share their life stories."  

Suvir Sujanani, Volunteer

PAST EVENTS

BOOK LAUNCH: MIGRANT WRITERS OF HONG KONG: BUILDING TIES IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC THROUGH POETRY

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MEDIA BRIEFING: THE MYTHS AND REALITIES OF MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKERS IN HONG KONG

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COLLABORATORS

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