Call for collaboration in the V4T project
Voice 4 Thought (V4T) invites researchers interested in social change, political transformation, biographical narratives, visual methods and arts to collaborate with the V4T project. The V4T approach is interactive, visual, artistic, and directed to exchange between researchers, social change agents (the voices) and the public - informants become co-creators of knowledge. A discussion about how researchers can collaborate with the project is organized on December 10th 2015 from 15.00-17.00 in room 149 at the Lipsius Building.
Voice4Thought (V4T) uses both academic and artistic forms of publication to create an alternative presentation of research. It presents alternative voices from the North and the South, Past and Present; their background and context. It is an interaction between artists and academics and it employs both artistic and academic expressions to present and to develop alternative knowledge.
The project makes extreme use of the possibilities that new connectivities offer. The history of media shows that connectivity is central in moments of social and political change. Today’s new connectivities, social media, internet, have changed the lives of change makers and their possibilities to Voice. The project also uses these new media and internet possibilities in its publication strategies.
Central are the website and web-platforms. Every year the V4T festival is an important moment to present the project to a large audience. The project’s objective is to join these forces (Voice), and in interaction discuss and understand how to overcome the polarization of our world (Thought). The project wants to be an alternative project for Leiden University, especially the Humanities faculty. This project’s alternative knowledge production is part of the e-humanities. It suits the Leiden motto Praesidium Libertatis and fits its valorization goals.
The researchers are invited to present a Voice who is a guiding person in the research they have done over the past years (senior researcher, Post-doc, PhD, Ma). This can be a historical figure, whose life history is part of historical research, or an important informant in research oriented towards the present.
The project offers the creation of a small biographical portrait of the Voice that will be the entry point for the website where film, photo, archival material and text present the life and activities of the Voice. This will be related to relevant other information needed to situate the Voice. This information will invite for Thought, leading to exchanges in the interactive spaces of the website.
A discussion about how researchers can collaborate with the project is organized on Thursday December 10th 2015 from 15.00-17.00 in room 149 at the Lipsius Building.