Aboriginal young people in Victoria and digital storytelling

Digital Story 2014

People

Professor Scott McQuire
Dr Fran Edmonds
Dr Richard Chenhall
Dr Michelle Evans
Ms Kimba Thompson
Ms Helen Simondson
Ms Christine Evely
Mr Jim Rimmer

Funding

Australia Research Council, Linkage Project

Partners

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Sista Girl Productions
Victorian Health Promotion Foundation

Period

2013-2017

About

This will be the first project to explore digital storytelling as a creative forum for supporting Victorian Aboriginal youth. An innovative collaborative design incorporating digital storytelling workshops and exhibitions will foster digital literacy and promote intergenerational dialogue among Aboriginal participants. A reflexive process of knowledge exchange between partner organisations and Aboriginal communities will develop protocols for supporting Aboriginal control of cultural knowledge in digital stories. The aim is to advance the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal youth, while providing sustainable, culturally aware models for institutions collecting and displaying contemporary digital expressions of Aboriginal culture.