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i-Docs Community Conversations: Co-creating in times of corona pandemic

Join us as we launch i-Docs Community Conversations, a new seminar series which enables us to connect remotely with the i-Docs community and beyond.

UPDATE: The video recording of this webinar is now available, you can VIEW IT HERE.


A conversation between Sandra Gaudenzi (i-Docs), Sandra Tabares Duque (audiovisual producer), Francesca Panetta (MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality) and Halsey Burgund (sound artist) about their collaborative projects Corona Haikus and Corona Diaries. Joining the discussion will also be two active participants of the Corona Haikus project: Edith Sierra Montaño (director and new media consultant) and Valentine Goddard (AI ethics expert).

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Sandra Gaudenzi

During the time of COVID-19 lockdown we have seen an explosion of social media and collaborative projects, aimed at making social isolation more bearable. Some were a way to reach out and feel connected, others to document unprecedented times. The thin line between the subject and the observer has never been so blurred… who is co-creating with whom, and who is in control of what?

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Sandra Tabares Duque

In this conversation, the authors of two collaborative corona projects will be joined by participants to question together: What makes a project that asks for very personal sharing, work? What makes us choose to participate in one project rather than another? What pushes us to come back?

And ultimately: how is the potential gap between the author’s initial proposition and what is really received by the participants being negotiated and steered?

Fran Panetta and Halsey Burgund

Halsey Burgund and Francesca Panetta



DATE: Thursday 2nd July, 5-6:30 PM BST (GMT +1)

PLATFORM: Zoom webinar – register here

This talk will reflect on the capacity of i-docs to be quickly responsive to deep community needs. Questions will be taken during the webinar via chat.

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Edith Sierra Montaño

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Valentine Goddard