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Methods of engagement; a transdisciplinary learning approach to the problem of the Eerste River

dc.contributor.advisorKaden, Marthie
dc.contributor.advisorAnnecke, Eve
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Gwendolyn Mary
dc.contributor.otherStellenbosch University. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. School of Public Leadership.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-09T14:29:43Z
dc.date.available2016-03-09T14:29:43Z
dc.date.issued2016-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/98525
dc.descriptionThesis (MPA)--Stellenbosch University, 2016.en_ZA
dc.description
dc.description.abstractENGLISH SUMMARY: The concern of this study is with the persistent crisis of the Eerste River in Stellenbosch and its relevance in the Anthropocene. In this study, the river is both a lens onto uneven urban development and an instrument for sustainability as a social movement. The thesis makes two proposals. The first activates the river as part of the larger knowledge environment of a watershed and proposes that a watershed is a way to imagine the interrelationships of place. In this way, a watershed as a common Thing can activate collective identity and engender care. However, a watershed as a knowledge environment is complex and diverse. The second proposal of this study is to examine how participatory photography can connect social networks to co-create knowledge about identity in this complex environment. The location for this case study was at the ecologically designed Research Centre in the informal settlement of Enkanini. However, the participatory photography workshop encountered difficulties, and this led to multi-layered methods of engagement in Enkanini that included walking and conversation. The images from the participatory photography workshop describe an intimate story about a place. When publically exhibited in Enkanini, unexpected audience participation emerged, and the photographs elicited further knowledge. The result is a public visual ethnography of place that could be used in a conversation about the identity of the Stellenbosch watershed. Underpinning the research is the flexible and iterative approach of Transdisciplinary Research Methodology (TDR).en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAFRIKAANS OPSOMMING: Die belang van hierdie studie is in die voortgesette krisis van die Eersterivier in Stellenbosch en sy relevansie in die Antroposeniese tyd. In hierdie studie is die rivier ’n vergrootglas op ongelyke stedelike ontwikkeling en ’n instrument vir volhoubaarheid as ’n sosiale beweging. Die tesis bied twee voorstelle. Die eerste een laat werk die rivier as deel van die groter kennisomgewing van ’n waterskeiding en dit stel voor dat ’n waterskeiding ’n manier is om jou die interverhouding van ’n plek te verbeel. Op hierdie manier is ’n waterskeiding ’n algemene Ding wat kollektiewe identiteit kan teweegbring en sorg kan meebring. ’n Waterskeiding as ’n kennisomgewing is egter kompleks en divers. Die tweede voorstel van hierdie studie is om te ondersoek hoe deelnemende fotografie sosiale netwerke by mekaar kan bring om kennis oor identiteit in hierdie komplekse omgewing saam te skep. Die ligging vir hierdie studie was by die ekologiese ontwerpte Navorsingsentrum in die informele nedersetting van Enkanini. Die slypskool vir deelnemende fotografie het egter probleme ervaar en dit het tot verskeie metodes van betrekking in Enkanini gelei wat rondloop en gesprekke ingesluit het. Die beelde van die slypskool vir deelnemende fotografie beskryf ’n intieme storie oor ’n plek. Met die openbare tentoonstelling in Enkanini het onverwagse gehoordeelname plaasgevind, en die foto’s het verdere kennis ontlok. Die resultaat is ’n openbare visuele etnografie van ’n plek wat in gesprekke rondom die identiteit van die Stellenboschwaterskeiding gebruik kan word. Die buigbare en herhalende benadering van Transdissiplinêre navorsingsmetodologie (TDR) vorm die grondslag van hierdie navorsing.af_ZA
dc.format.extent97 pages ; illustrationsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : Stellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.subjectEerste river -- South Africa -- Stellenboschen_ZA
dc.subjectParticipatory photographyen_ZA
dc.subjectNarrative of placeen_ZA
dc.subjectSustainable development -- Stellenboschen_ZA
dc.subjectEtnography -- South Africa -- Stellenbosch -- Enkaninien_ZA
dc.subjectStellenbosch (South Africa) -- Social conditionsen_ZA
dc.subjectUCTD
dc.titleMethods of engagement; a transdisciplinary learning approach to the problem of the Eerste Riveren_ZA
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.rights.holderStellenbosch Universityen_ZA


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