The research project “Changing perspectives” uses visual survey methods to examine data on the ethnocentric perceptions of young people with and without a cultural background among the Roma.
- Lead school Bern Academy of the Arts
- Institute Institute of Design Research
- Research unit Social Design
- Funding organisation BFH
- Duration 01.01.2012 - 30.06.2014
- Project management Esther van der Bie
- Head of project Daniela Pedemonte
Esther van der Bie
Dr. Harald Klingemann
Using design-specific methods such as cultural probes and design workshops, the perception of both oneself and of others is examined among these two groups and extrapolated by discursive means. The goal is to create a visual basis for the development of new types of information strategies and forms of dialogue.
Course of action
The visual images of both oneself and of others from the design analysis are presented to the participants of both groups for them to compare and assess, one against the other. This act of decentration is intended to prompt a change of perspective that can allow for a more subtle perception of behaviour.