Knowledge Collection at the Family Fun Day

Knowledge Collection at the Family Fun Day

Earlier this month, Burnie Works partnered with pataway Collective (Connected Beginnings) and Burnie Community House to run a Family Fun Day event at Shorewell Park.

The day was a huge success attracting a large crowd who engaged in the interactive activities, food, fun and even pony rides!

The event provided pataway Collective (Connected Beginnings) with the opportunity it needed to host some community conversations, and Burnie Community House was able to complete its Dream Box activity which is part of the up and coming Ten Days on the Island Festival in March.

When we work together Burnie Works – it just made sense to share resources and host the event together.

Why were Burnie Works involved?

We supported the event with administrative support and through the Community Knowledge Collection Project.

It was an exciting day for us – as it was the first official fieldwork opportunity for our Knowledge Collectors, enabling them to start using the skills and knowledge they have gained so far through the University of Tasmania learning pathway.

What was collected and how?

Over 100 children and 78 adults made a contribution in the Community Voice tent! Knowledge Collectors had conversations with community. They also asked them specific questions which were recorded. Knowledge Collectors worked with children to understand what it was they had drawn and why.

What is the Dream Box?

The Dream Box is a part of the Shorewell Presents visual arts project which will be exhibited at this year’s Ten Days on the Island. Dream Box is an exploration of the hopes and dreams of people in the community.

The Knowledge Collectors supported the Dream Box project by asking participants “My Dream is” and helping to drill down on some of the answers. 35 photos were captured, selected works will be exhibited from Moment Behind the Photo and Dream Box in March.

What next?

The Knowledge Collectors will now complete some reflection which will be used to frame future processes for knowledge collections using these methods.

We are working through the information collected to gather themes, trends and patterns and feed back to pataway Collective so they can facilitate sense and meaning making with their families groups and decide upon actions needed.