Decolonizing Design and Visuals – Drawing Change in the news
And big thanks to researcher Dr Brittany Bingham for her ongoing, tireless and amazing work in Indigenous health research. She’s collaborated with Michelle Buchholz and Drawing Change to bring graphic recording into her research methodologies. Her approaches are featured in the Tyee, Charting a Post-Pandemic Path for Urban Indigenous People. “It starts with listening, learning and looking at health data in a new way, says Brittany Bingham.” She says,
“Data tells people stories, and we have an obligation as researchers to have that data lead to action,” said Bingham, who was also recently appointed the first director of Indigenous research at both the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Aboriginal Health branch.
Bingham said she feels like a witness rather than a researcher when she works with community members. Tools like Drawing Change, which can capture people’s stories as they are shared, help her in ensuring they feel their stories are represented with integrity.”