Changing Perspectives

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.



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.