A multimedia project led by UTSC Department of Health and Society Associate Professor Andrea Charise has won acclaim in the AVA 2021 awards, an award that recognises film and digital projects that deal with issues around ageing.
The Resemblage Project won a high commendation in the Multimodal category of The Ageing and Visual Anthropology Award (AVA 2021). The award is for the best anthropological works which through the employment of visual methods address the issues surrounding ageing and the life course in creative ways, offering new modes of engagement and understanding.
The Resemblage Project is an emergent, community-facing digital multimedia initiative, dedicated to inviting, assembling, and imaginatively re-presenting Scarborough’s stories of ageing. The Resemblage Project employs tools from the digital humanities to craft creative and critical representations of age and ageing. Through these stories, the project aims to challenge universalizing narratives of ageing as decline.
Ageing and Visual Anthropology Award (AVA) is a collaborative effort between the EASA’s Age and Generations Network, Association for Gerontology, Aging and the Life Course and EASA’s Visual Anthropology Network.
Banner image created by April Brust in collaboration with Andrea Charise.