Painting at Za'atari Refugee Camp

Painting at Za'atari Refugee Camp

Stand #WithRefugees: Workshop on Fieldwork and Design Methods for Supporting Forced Migration through Library Services and Other Social Innovation 

The iConference is an annual conference for the international consortium of Information Schools (iSchools) dedicated to advancing the information field. The conference brings together researchers working at the intersection of people, information and technology.

We invite researchers interested in working with refugees to participate in a workshop we are holding at iConference 2017 in Wuhan, China. In this workshop, participants will build on their experiences working with refugees across settings, learn basic methods for carrying out fieldwork and other methods that are sensitive to gender, culture, time, place, and stakeholders. Participants will also learn how using co-design techniques – storyboards, maps, narrative drawings, and personas – can inform the creation of library services, innovations and policy.

If you are interested in participating, please submit a position statement (under 500 words) of your interest in attending the workshop, interest in carrying out research or design with refugees, including publications, services or technologies. Please email your application to fisher@uw.edu by Jan. 23.