Project data: 20x20 Time capsules

Digital and visual data is multi-perspectival and multi-modal and offers several lenses for the team to collect, analyse, interpret, evaluate, and disseminate. In this often challenging and rapidly evolving space of research, the greatest strength of choosing digital and new media methods for social, cultural, and visual research is the flexibility and almost limitless potential for gathering, producing, writing, curating, and disseminating the findings.

Drawing on the lived experiences of the team and co-investigators as arts-based teacher researchers, video will be used as method has been used to capture and generate new insights into data collection and curation. We chose to use  collect and collate video evidence of arts engagement practices in UNITWIN partner sites and work with a data scientist/artist-in-residence to analyse and creatively generate new digital artefacts to be disseminated alongside other forms of scholarly outputs within a curated exhibition of data.

We selected a Pecha Kucha format of 20x20 because it creates a great visual digital story and pitch artefact and will allow our Artist-in-Resident to work with both visual and audio from the assignment as they create and generate new ways of seeing global arts education imperatives.

Pecha Kucha’s 20x20 presentation format shows your 20 chosen images, each for 20 seconds. In other words, you have 400 seconds to tell your story, with visuals guiding the way.

The 20th Anniversary, 10 September 2041, of the historic Arts Education research time capsule.

2041 Arts Education Imperatives

On this occasion of the 20th year of the ‘New directions for sustainability’ research project, we are opening the time capsule with your contribution.

You may recall you were invited to contribute to an education research time capsule to capture and archive your work from 2021. Finally, the time has arrived to revisit, reflect and celebrate the stories of your research.

We invited you to send us a pre-recorded 7-minute time capsule video that tells the story of your research that you worked on in 2021. Fortunately, the suggested simple video creation tool, used as a format is still readable today. The time capsule categories were:

Decolonisation • Cultural resilience • Inclusion, agency, and wellbeing • The Post-digital age

What was your legacy? What time capsule category did you choose? How did your video inform our understandings of the ‘New directions for sustainability’ at that tumultuous time in 2021?

As we revisit the ways you influenced arts education research, let’s look at the invitation we sent you in 2021.  We invited you to send us your story of your research project as a 7-minute video to form a critical part of a time capsule on arts education research. Your research project showcase included one of four imperatives for setting new directions in arts education: Decolonisation, Cultural Resilience, Inclusion agency and wellbeing, and the Post-digital age.

2041 is in the near-future, 20 years from now. This project asks you to think about what your legacy might be and consider what people will come to know about your research in 2041. The time capsule as metaphor offers you an opportunity to showcase how your arts education research can be categorised within the 4 imperatives: Decolonisation, Cultural resilience, Inclusion, agency, and wellbeing, The Post-digital age (whether formal/informal/non-formal; K-12, Higher education, or corporate) as a creative output.

The goal of this project is to help you imagine and speculate on futures that are made possible by your research, futures that we should be striving for or futures we should resist in arts education.

What are the images, text, sounds, voice threads that you want to be preserved for opening of the ‘New directions for sustainability’ time capsule in 2041?

Project data: 20x20 Time capsules