By Caroline Bennett - Discussant
Caroline Bennett is a PhD student in social and visual anthropology at the University of Kent, UK. Her research centres on the position of excluded people, using participatory visual research methods in an attempt to explore how different people's ideas converge and create new knowledge, and how this can be presented in research. The filmed thesis for her recently completed MA in Visual Anthropology, Living Together, made collaboratively with the community of L'Arche Kent - a community of people with and without learning disabilities - explored, through the use of participatory filming, the construction of competence and ideas of normality within the community. It was screened at the Intimate Lens film festival in Italy, December 2011. The research for her current PhD explores the lived space of mass graves in Cambodia, and uses video and photography in collaborative participatory research to investigate the interactions of internal and external discourses on the subject.