Power: Your Process
Any project involves hierarchies of power – stated or unspoken. Were there any unspoken power dynamics in the project? Were there moments or events when you or someone else inadvertently created or reinforced imbalances of power, visibility or access? What were the different levels of experience with the media or methods you were using? How would you describe your decision-making style throughout the process? What kinds of ethical issues emerged in your process? What did you find helpful in negotiating these issues? Were there moments when participants were offered more power or agency?
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