Background Research

For the seven weeks prior to arriving in Cape Town, our team conducted extensive background research on the topics that would be crucial to our project. The aim of this research was to provide our team with a strong foundation in the range of relevant topics we would encounter once beginning our project. We wanted to be prepared for the multiple directions this project could take once arriving in Cape Town.

Our team began our preparation by familiarizing ourselves with the structure and management of street papers. Then we researched interviewing tips and how to best gather information from people. Finally we explored empowering and participatory methods for sharing stories, which included Participatory Video and PhotoVoice. Follow the links above to read more about our research we conducted on each theme.

View  our Background Research PDF for a pdf of our background research.

Here is a list of our References.

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