LERRN-RRN Webinar | Creative Methods in Challenging Times

This interactive workshop introduces participants to three creative methods – multimedia package (MMP), memory mapping and sound postcards – featured in the forthcoming edited volume, Documenting Displacement: Questioning Methodological Boundaries in Forced Migration Research (MQUP, 2022). After a brief introduction to the book, participants will be invited to take part in a mini MMP workshop to explore the method and think through how they can apply it in their own work. Lessons learned from a project using memory mapping methodology in Sri Lanka will complement the discussion about the linkages between ethics and methods in research on forced migration. A sample sound postcard from a project in Colombia will also be featured. Participants will be invited to reflect on how creative methodologies may be particularly helpful in displacement contexts and in methodologically and ethically challenging moments, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar was held on January 27, 2022.