Art, Human Development, &

Environmental Justice:
A Focus on Video Voice

Emily Lane -- NEJC March 10, 2016

Role of Art in Human Development
Personal development
 Art

enhances…

Self-confidence
Self-efficacy
Self-regulation
Self-worth
Resiliency

 Art

has “transformative” power that
contributes to human flourishing.

Role of Art in Human Development
Community Development
 Art

helps us engage in
conversations about justice &
fairness.

 Art

offers space/place for
community togetherness.

 Art

is a strategy for community
empowerment and activism.

Art & Environmental Justice

Art & Environmental Justice

Video Voice
Purpose
 Capture

real-time narratives in the community.

 Acknowledge

suffering.
 Share!

& give voice to those that are

Video Voice
Techniques & Tools
 Capture

with a smartphone or
consumer camera

 Upload
 Edit

to online editing application

video & add narration, music,
text, & links

 Share!

Workstation
Get hands on!
 Learn

how to make & publish a photo slideshow.

 Learn

how to make & publish a movie.

References
Berman,

K. S. (2009). Agency, imagination and resilience: Facilitating social change through the visual arts in
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McHenry, J. A. (2011). Rural empowerment through the arts: The role of the arts in civic and social
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Zitcer, A., Hawkins, J., & Vakharia, N. (2015). A capabilities approach to arts and culture? Theorizing
community development in West Philadelphia. Planning Theory and Practice, 1-17.

Contact: Emily Lane – emily.dreamtime@gmail.com
(501)336-4340