Going Public responds to the urgent need to expand current thinking on what it means to co-create and to actively involve the public in research activities. Drawing on conversations with over thirty practitioners across multiple cultures and disciplines, this book examines the ways in which oral historians, media producers, and theatre artists use art, stories, and participatory practices to engage creatively with their publics. It offers insights into concerns related to voice, appropriation, privilege, and the ethics of participation, and it reveals that the shift towards participatory research and creative practices requires a commitment to asking tough questions about oneself and the ways that people’s stories are used.
About the Author
Elizabeth Miller is a documentary maker and professor in communication studies at Concordia University. Edward Little is professor and chair of the Department of Theatre at Concordia University. Steven High is professor of history at Concordia University's Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling.