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MAIIC student Colleen Hildebrandt uses public ethnography to study development in northern Uganda

"Where would you like to see change in your community?" Colleen Hildebrandt asked individuals in the post-conflict region of northern Uganda this deceptively simple question. She also gave them digital cameras to enable them to answer the question in photos, and Close Up is the story of their answer. The knowledge they shared was then shared with Caritas Gulu Archdiocese, the NGO she was working under, to enable it to adapt and enhance the effectiveness of potential projects and internships in the future.

Her public ethnography project is accessible in an engaging online multi-media Prezi site. See Colleen’s work on the Public Ethnography as Innovative Learning site, and follow ethnography.media.arts.culture on Twitter to see new projects as they’re posted: @EMACnetwork