Join hackathon on community reporting and lived-experience storytelling

NCRM news
Ed Grover

A hackathon will examine how community reporting and other methods of lived-experience storytelling can be made more inclusive and equitable.

The free event takes place in Manchester on Tuesday, 21 May 2024. It is being run by People's Voice Media and funded by NCRM.

The hackathon will bring together experts working with lived experience in research from academia, policy and practice, including experts-by-experience.

In particular, the event will focus on ways of making methods of lived-experience storytelling accessible for people who don’t communicate using spoken word, as well as approaches that are suitable for people who are neurodivergent, and methods that are actively anti-racist in techniques and delivery.

Attendees will be given the chance to explore the pros and cons of existing approaches and generate ideas about how these methods can be adapted.

There will also be space for discussions about new or merged approaches, and participants will examine barriers to change and how they can be overcome.

Through planning how to take ideas forward, attendees will help to create a future of inclusive practice.

People’s Voice Media is offering bursaries to aid costs associated with attendance. There will be subtitling of content and BSL interpretation.

Following the hackathon, People’s Voice Media will release a learning report from the event and online educational resources.

The event, Community Reporting Hackathon: The 6th Annual Community Reporter Conference, is being funded through NCRM’s Innovation Fora programme.

Find out more and register