New directions in engagement: Visual methods on the flip side

Date: Friday, 12 April 2019
Time: 12:30 (light finger lunch) – event from 13:00 – 14:00
Venue: CREST, 5th floor of RW Wilcocks Building (Room 4043), c/o Ryneveld and Victoria streets, Stellenbosch (Public parking nearby at Eikestad Mall)

Gill Black, director at the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation is our guest speaker at the first ‘Science Fridays @Stellenbosch’ for 2019.

Gill will share her novel approach to public engagement, focusing on hard-to-reach communities in formal and informal settlements. She will describe how she has worked with digital storytelling, applied theatre, participatory photography and collaborative film-making to engage people in health and health science. Gill will also share her innovative use of body – and hand mapping as tools for knowledge exchange and co-learning.

RSVP: Rolene Langford via email at by 5 April 2019

Science Fridays @Stellenbosch is a series of conversations about science in society, hosted by the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University. It is free and open to anyone interested in how science interacts with our daily lives. 

For a taste of her work, watch this video called “Doing it Differently – Public Engagement in Science”.


Article: Novel approaches to public engagement in research

Read the article about how Gill Black enlightened the audience about new approaches towards public engagement, with emphasis on getting audience members to participate. This article was written by Karien Joubert after she attended the Science Friday event.