Mass Media (Radio)

Radio broadcasting is one of the first mediums for mass engagement and is still very important in Africa.  The reach of radio in many countries is very high. According to the UN, an estimated 44,000 radio stations broadcast to at least five billion people, representing 70 percent of the population worldwide. This means that radio... Continue Reading →

Poetry

What is poetry? Poetry is a form of creative writing in which “expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by the use of distinctive style and rhythm” (Oxford English Dictionary, 2017).Though not always the case, poetry is usually categorised by short stanzas and rhyming couplets. This is a method than can discuss concepts and... Continue Reading →

Storytelling

What is storytelling? Storytelling is the activity of sharing stories (often with the use of music, drama or dance) that is deeply culturally and socially embedded. Through storytelling culture is preserved and traditional moral values are instilled, whilst also providing communities with valuable opportunities to socialise and discuss issues. It’s a useful tool for integrating... Continue Reading →

Case Study – Sustainable Transport in Brighton (Photo essay by Jonathon Goldberg, sponsored by Southern Rail)

Commissioned by the train company Southern Rail to demonstrate the range of sustainable travel methods in the city of Brighton, this is a vibrant and fun photo essay by Jonathon Goldberg. Highlights include photographs of council workers implementing low emissions zones, children taking part in an incentivised ‘cycle-to-school’ project and the Big Lemon Festival Coach... Continue Reading →

Case Study – THIKA ROAD MAD BOYS_UNTIL DEATH DO US PART_WAZUNGU WAUSI (BLACK WHITE MEN) (a collaborative film by Sam Hopkins, 2015)

With an interest in the growing number of young middle-class people in Nairobi cycling in very dangerous conditions, Sam Hopkins and Florian Stoll created a film with the participation of the subject they were interested in. This meant close collaboration with cyclists in Nairobi, with the filming and direction a shared responsibility. An integral part... Continue Reading →

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