Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Exploring the co-production of digital storytelling for lay knowledge exchange within and between flood risk communities: The case of the River Severn, UK

Holmes, Andrew; McEwen, Lindsey; Hansen, Joanne Garde

Authors

Andrew Holmes andrew4.holmes@uwe.ac.uk

Joanne Garde Hansen



Abstract

© 2016 The Authors, published by EDP Sciences. This paper evaluates the potential role of co-produced digital storytelling as a medium of linking flood memories and lay knowledge exchange around flood preparedness for resilience within flood risk communities. The objectives of the described action focus on both process andd output-to capture memory of flood events, and to share critical reflection on, and adaptive learning from, flood experiences within and between communities. Very specific pieces of resilience stories on preparedness were co-produced into digital stories (audio and images) working with individuals and small clusters of people. In the development process, stories were shared within the communities who created them, and within new communities. At all community events, the experience of sharing the stories was observed and evaluated using participant and facilitator questionnaires and independent observation. When shared in community events, the value of the digital media, nature of the story construction, the local or transferable nature of messages, and emotional weight given to the story were all appraised. The stories stimulated new discussions within different community groups and in multi-stakeholder meetings; conversations generated by the same digital story were found to differ depending on the setting. Listeners had high degrees of empathy with the stories gaining insights around "mobilising community#x201D; and "developing emotional resilience". The paper explores issues of engagement in order to produce a participatory media-demonstrating the process and tensions of exchanging knowledge, and how the cultural practice of digital storytelling can jump the divide to policymaking and function as a successful way of engaging a wider public at flood risk.

Citation

Holmes, A., McEwen, L., & Hansen, J. G. (2016). Exploring the co-production of digital storytelling for lay knowledge exchange within and between flood risk communities: The case of the River Severn, UK. https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160715003

Conference Name 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk 2016)
Start Date Oct 17, 2016
End Date Oct 21, 2016
Acceptance Date Oct 1, 2016
Online Publication Date Oct 20, 2016
Publication Date Oct 20, 2016
Journal E3S Web of Conferences
Electronic ISSN 2267-1242
Publisher EDP Sciences
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Pages 15003
DOI https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160715003
Keywords digital storytelling, flood memory, flooding
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/907118
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160715003

Files







You might also like



Downloadable Citations