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Application Cultivating Diversity: a visual storytelling workshop
Date: 24 March 2019
Time: 10.00 - 18.00
Venue: Thuis, Stationsstraat 32, 6701 AM Wageningen

Including a lecture by Dr. Meghann Ormond (GEO)

Are you curious to discover Wageningen through the eyes of someone else?

Then join our workshop and learn about how you can discover and celebrate the diversity that exists in your own city! This one-day event brings together Dutch university students and newcomers living in Wageningen; two groups who share connections with Wageningen, but rarely meet. You’ll learn how to use practical tools and concepts like ‘visual storytelling’, ‘counter-mapping’ and ‘heritage from below’ to view your city in a new light and connect to people from diverse backgrounds.

We will reflect on common representations of the town and use photography and storytelling techniques to represent and share our own experiences of Wageningen. We will create a space to talk about how Wageningen is shaped by everyday stories and all people living there - both migrants and locals. This allows us to think about diversity and integration in a new way, through the eyes, stories and images of locals and migrants.

Eligible for:

- Dutch university students who grew up in the Netherlands
- Refugees who recently came to the Netherlands

What to bring?
- A desire to explore and share own connections to places in Wageningen
- Curiosity of other people's favorite places in Wageningen
- An interest in learning about photography and storytelling techniques for social change
- Have working knowledge of English (support/interpretation can be given in Dutch)

What do you get?
- Reflect and share your experience of meaningful places in Wageningen
- Get training in active listening, photography and storytelling techniques
- Learn how applying a photo method (visual counter-mapping) contributes to cultural diversity and current integration challenges
- Create meaningful connections with fellow Wageningers from different cultural backgrounds

The workshop is for free, but there are limited spots (16!). You will need to submit an application and we will accept applications on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to invite participants which ensure a diverse group.

This event is a part of the Roots Guide project ( a project by Pocket Stories, Rehab Eldalil, Dr. Meghann Ormond and Hamzah Kashash.
This special event is created in collaboration with OtherWise, Welkom in Wageningen and Thuis.

We provide you a delicious lunch from Food of Cultures and coffee/tea/snacks during the day.

What's your name? *
Country of birth *
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How long have you lived in Wageningen?
What motivates you to join the workshop? *
What do you want to learn during the workshop? *
Please upload a photo that is important to you from a place faraway from home *
Which dietary requests do you have? *
Photo consent
We would like to take photos of you during some of the activities as a record of the day. These images may appear on our website, social media and email newsletters, in our printed material, and other relevant channels produced for promotional purposes including leaflets, posters and adverts, in materials sent out to the media, or in reports to funding bodies.
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