ProductionMonday, August 1st, 2011 | Author: Sojournposse Editor
Sojournposse Multimedia began at The London Design Festival 2009. We produce multimedia contents, magazines, events and workshops through documentary photography and digital storytelling. Our partners are cultural organisations, corporations and academia. Our projects begin and end with one question, “Are you inspired?”.
Sojournposse is a collective of visual journalists and writers from print and online disciplines. Apart from publishing documentary videos, photography journals and essays, we present talks and give workshops on multimedia storytelling. Our photographers’ works have been published on Not On The Wires, BBC World Service and The Ballet Bag. Sojournposse has worked with established curators such as The Situation Modern and Collecion Medio Pliego to showcase fine art exhibitions. We are collaborating with digital journalism collective, Not On The Wires, and The Broadcast Projects. Follow us on Twitter @sojournposseF8.
★ 2012 – Media partner KL Photo Awards 2012.
★ 2011 – The Month in Photos for Not On The Wires.
★ 2010 – Style.uz Art & Fashion Week, The British Council New Silk Road Project (Uzbekistan).
★ 2009 – 1001 Nights at The Situation Modern (UK), Collecion Media Pliego poetry journal (Spain).
Sojournposse Purpose is a creative engagement agency using design, innovation, storytelling and photography to influence social change. We collaborate with organisations to communicate their Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Interest values. Our method is to combine creative strategy, community conversation and multimedia, informed by digital anthropology, to devise effective outreach programmes. Sojournposse Purpose has demonstrated this through successful workshops and exhibiitons carried out on behalf of the British Council in Uzbekistan, and the East Meets West exhibition for Nissan Design Europe during London Design Festival.
★ 2012 – Editor Salina Christmas, guest panelist of “Using new tools to communicate research” on Guardian Higher Education Live Chat. Topic: communicating our open ebook publishing findings using social media.
★ 2011 – Editor Salina Christmas, guest speaker at Rebellious Media Conference 2011. Topic: Community reporting through ethnographic journalism and digital storytelling.
★ 2010 – Media campaign for The British Council’s New Silk Road Programme in Uzbekistan (Central Asia), to promote the region away from the conflict zones stereotype.
★ 2010 – Guest speakers, Digital Storytelling’10 by Not On The Wires & BBC College of Journalism. Topic: Founding a digital storytelling collective over the cooperative principles and the Arts and Craft movement.
★ 2009 – East Meets West commission for Nissan Design Europe. Cross-cultural photographic research spanning countries from US to Japan, to prove the concept of global unity.
Inspiration Room at London Design Festival
Sojournposse is a partner of London Design Festival. In 2010, we launched the Inspiration Room, a storytelling lab and creative seminar given by a panel of experts and culture influencers, supported by the Department of Anthropology at University College London. See the reports on our London Design Festival archive.
★ 2012 – Story Of Books. An open ebook publishing platform.
★ 2011 – Whatever is to become of books? with The British Library, Blurb Books, Mag+, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Not On The Wires, The Ballet Bag, The Comics Grid and UCL Digital Anthropology.
★ 2010 – Aesthetics as a means to heal with 3G Doctor, Medicins Sans Frontieres, duckrabbit and Being In Rhythm. Debuting Samsung Galaxy Tablet, presented by 3G Doctor.
★ 2009 – East Meets West photography exhibition for Nissan Design Europe.
Story of Books
Story Of Books is a project that began life as a Twitter hashtag for Sojournposse’s London Design Festival 2011 event, “Whatever is to become of books?”.
It is now an online journal and storytelling lab on book production and technology, participated by designers, authors, photographers, technologists, digital anthropologists and publishers.
Guardian Higher Education Live Chat. Feb 2012
Rebellious Media Conference Oct 2011
Whatever is to become of books? London Design Festival 2011. Sept 2011
The British Council’s New Silk Road Project. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 9-14 Oct 2010
Aesthetics As a Means to Heal. London Design Festival 2010. Sept 2010
Digital Storytelling Conference ’10, London. March 2010
The Situation Modern, London. Dec 2009
Luneados-Colleccion Medio Pliego, Cordoba, Spain. Dec 2009
East Meets West for Nissan Design Europe. London Design Festival 2009. Sept 2009