EVENTS

MAPPING MEANING: HARNESSING THE POWER OF PARTICIPATORY PHOTOGRAPHY TO UNCOVER THE MEANINGS OF PLACES¬

Photograph courtesy of Johnny C. Finn, PhD/Living Apart.

MAPPING MEANING: HARNESSING THE POWER OF PARTICIPATORY PHOTOGRAPHY TO UNCOVER THE MEANINGS OF PLACES

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
5:00–8:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

This three-hour professional development workshop will introduce educators to participant-directed photography, provide a primer on qualitative interviewing, and demonstrate how to use online mapping to create interactive story maps. Upon completion, attendees will be equipped to actively engage students in innovative assignments and projects using photography, interviewing, and mapping to explore how meanings are embedded in places.

Teachers will receive dinner and a $50 stipend for their participation.

Open to all K-12 teachers in Virginia
Target audience: Any interested K-12 educator
No prior photography, mapping, or GIS (geographic information systems) experience is required.

Free; registration is required.

This workshop is funded by the Virginia Geographic Alliance (VGA) and offered in conjunction with our exhibition Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century by Christopher Newport University Professor Dr. Johnny Finn.

EXHIBITION

Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century

FLEMING GALLERY

Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century explores the ongoing impacts of our nation’s long history of housing discrimination.

NOVEMBER 18, 2022–FEBRUARY 5, 2023

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