offscreen

Category

Social Design

Skills

  • Design entrepreneurship
  • Project management
  • Problem-oriented design
  • Design ethics
  • Design Research

offscreen combines design and photography with social projects. Organized as a collective between me and the photographer Susanne Keller, we aim to raise awareness about intercultural (mis)understandings in our society. Through our participatory photography projects, we pursue this by giving voice to target groups that are underrepresented in our society.


Project objectives

  • To promote intercultural dialogue through a participatory photography project.
  • Counteracting mutual prejudices and generalisations through collaboration.
  • Encourage creative expression and support the participants to report on topics of their own choice. In this way we want to offer an alternative to a medial narrative about marginalized social groups.
  • We lead the workshop following the guidelines of Photovoice as taught by an NGO with the same name in London.


    Community center Grünau

    This project has been held with a group of migrant women living in the neighborhood of Grünau in Zurich. The first part of the workshop consisted of a photo dialogue, intending to get to know each other better through the conversation with pictures. In the second part, we encouraged the participants to try out creative ideas by giving them some tips and inspiration for taking pictures at photo stops.

    The results of the workshop were exhibited during a neighborhood party.

    The photographs taken by the workshop participants Adriana, Amina, Barbara, Golsah, Khadeeja, Mafuhja, Sadia and Zeynep