Facilitator: Prof Naydene de Lange is Professor Emerita in the Faculty of Education at Nelson Mandela University. Her research focuses on using participatory visual methodologies in addressing gender and HIV&AIDS issues and integrating HIV&AIDS into Higher Education curricula. Her Educational Psychology background and interest in Inclusive Education provides a frame for working towards the inclusion of those who are marginalised - using a ‘research as social change’ approach. Besides numerous peer reviewed published articles, she has co-edited three books, Putting People in the Picture: Visual Methodologies for Social Change, School-University Partnerships for Educational Change in Rural South Africa, and The Handbook of Participatory Video, and has also co-authored two books, Picturing Hope and Participatory Visual Methodology: Social Change, Community and Policy. She is a South African National Research Foundation rated researcher.


Target Group: The workshops are aimed at social science researchers (academics and postgraduate students) who are interested in doing research which makes a difference.


Background: This is the fourth workshop of 4 and the purpose of the set of workshops is to promote the use of participatory visual methodology (PVM) across disciplines. The workshops aim to address the theoretical underpinnings of PVM as well as provide practical experience and examples of using visual methods, such as drawing, photovoice, and participatory video (cellphilms).

Participatory video (and cellphilming), a method for working with communities, has been used to explore issues troubling them. This approach allows participants to engage with an issue/topic through collaboratively planning, filming, and, sometimes, showing the video. This process includes generating solutions to the issues, as Choudry and Kapoor (2010) put it, in a from-the- ground-up approach. As we point out in the Handbook of Participatory Video (Milne, Mitchell & De Lange, 2012), while participatory video “often aims to reveal hidden social relations and provoke collective action” (p.1) it enables a deeper engagement with communities and allows and promotes agency while also offering opportunity for reflexivity on the lived experiences and how these might be changed. (Mitchell, De Lange, & Moletsane, 2017)


Expected Outcomes:

  • In this workshop participants will be exposed to the theory, process, analysis, and dissemination of participatory video (cellphilming) work.


The other workshops in the series are:


This workshop is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG)


Workshop Information

8 May 2023


To be confirmed

Registration for this workshop has closed. 

Kindly note: The maximum capacity of this workshop is 15 participants.