Empowering Informed Consent – Community Ethics in Cultural Production
In May 2017 members of the DTES community started meeting at the Hives for Humanity Bee Space to have conversation about how to ensure that community ethics are a respected part of the process of cultural production.
We define cultural production as being: any time an entity (individuals and organisations of: journalists, film makers, photographers, students, researchers, tourists, volunteers) comes into a community to make a product from its culture.
We define community ethics as being: a set of principles to guide behaviour, based in lived experience, acknowledging the interconnectedness of our humanity, fostering relationships of respect, responsibility, reciprocity and return.
We have produced a resource card from these conversations, and are sharing it here in draft format: EIC card-Feb.12
Feedback is welcome on this draft, please get in touch if you have ideas or questions to contribute!
We have also supported the production of a Manifesto for Ethical Research in the DTES, through Research 101.
We launched the card and manifesto on March 7th, 2019 (see poster below) and have compiled a Community Report Back which including notes from the breakout discussions which focused on:
reflections on the content shared by the panel, which was audio-recorded and will be available soon, and
how do we carry this work forward? Empowering Informed Consent : Community Report Back April 15, 2019