Jay Mistry

Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, United Kingdom

Cobra impact – part 4

Why use visual communications to promote community owned solutions?

October 22, 2018
Loading the player ...

Our use of participatory video and photography in Project COBRA was absolutely crucial in representing and promoting community perspectives.

Our fourth video from our ‘Project COBRA Impact’ series asks participants: “Why use visual communications to promote community owned solutions?”

In 2011, a partnership between Indigenous associations, academic institutions and civil society organisations launched Project COBRA. Its mission was to support Indigenous communities in the Guiana Shield of South America to identify, record and share their own solutions, and showcase these to the rest of the world.

In December 2016, Project COBRA’s researchers launched the Cobra Collective (www.cobracollective.org), a social enterprise for advancing the project’s achievements.

Two years after the end of Project COBRA, The Open University funded a team from the Cobra Collective to interview key individuals that participated in, and/or benefited from, its legacy.



QUICK DOWNLOAD: Check out the English version of the COBRA Handbook for Practitioners.