My life sits at the intersection of documentary photography, ethnographic and narrative research, and facilitation. I am interested in questions of home, belonging, and identity. I have explored topics ranging from: the lived experiences of homeless individuals; to the community response to HIV in Canada and Haiti; to place-making in informal settlements in South Africa. I have enriched my practice by using digital storytelling and arts-based methods to expand the possibilities for dialogue.
I have facilitated over 380 projects with civil society and public sector organizations of varying sizes and complexities in Canada and abroad. As a change agent, my work blends social innovation, human-centred design, and community organizing with developmental evaluation approaches. I have facilitated workshops and social labs using these methods in Canada, South Africa, Kenya, Sweden, Tanzania, Pakistan, Haiti, and the USA. My assignments have ranged from supporting the Mayor’s Task Force to Eliminate Poverty in Edmonton; to mobilizing community-based organisations to address citizen engagement and social inclusion.
CONTACT Pieter TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE GROUPS AND NETWORKS:
Government of Alberta Community Development Unit
Contact Pieter via his website.