Our processes are defined by three key elements:
Diversity of perspectives
In ipsum all the people involved are being heard and seen, especially those who appear silent or invisible. Through the diversity of perspectives, recognition for oneself and the others can be achieved. Perspectives are changed and various viewpoints combined. The diversity of perspectives is no longer perceived as an obstacle or a threat, but as a driving force for social change.
...negotiate and discuss.
The equal consideration of all participants’ images, stories and perspectives brings with it the possibility to discuss and negotiate – everything that really matters. New ideas, strategies, and propositions for better ways of living together arise.
...create social change.
ipsum brings about social change. The people involved can move from a position of perceived incapacity to a place of agency and the ability to negotiate. Differences become transparent and negotiable, common ground is celebrated and brought to use.
Our methods are diverse, since each target group has different needs and possibilities. Our methods have different effects, depending on the project phase. We combine different methods and means of expression to address all the participants’ senses.
Photography is our most important medium. It can be used efficiently and on a low-threshold level in most projects.
Our work is always situational, participatory, and process oriented, so everyone involved can experience the joy of community and feel how much can be moved together.
Here are some examples from our method box:
Research and learning journals