In collaboration with participants, the project uses an ethnographic approach and interviews based on the principle of the mutable text in order to create “multi-sensory” records of the participants’ everyday life experience and engagement with their creativity. It serves to build a library of “handbooks” from various cultures, crafts and making traditions, and age-gender groups across the nations of the world, extending their communities via communication media. It also explores gender, ageing, work, craft, passion, and tactility in everyday life. In collaboration with participants, the project uses an ethnographic approach to document a “creative hands” life process.
Research-creation impact from this project is in the following areas: Conference presentation(s), publications of various forms, Journals,(printed and digital), a local exhibition (at the SU Gallery), and then an internet hosted exhibition on the Google Arts & Culture platform, including a section on the CRCDM website for project reporting and knowledge archiving and dissemination to a wide audience. Spherical HDR VR 360 captures will also be done for each of the participant locations chosen in order to situate the “people in their environment”.
// DELAS SANTANO // HAROLD THWAITES