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RECOMS goes online – Training Event5 in distance and together - Prologue

Prologue

The world has stopped. A nasty virus has forced people all around to lock up in their homes. Month after month, social interactions and communications only occur in a parallel digital dimension; faces on screens, that’s what we get, day after day. Questions start to pop-up in our melted student brains - Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Using paintings to communicate research results

I conducted interviews with 25 alternative farmers in Japan with the help of translator. Next to the usual challenges of conveying social and cultural connotations from Japanese to English, I noticed how the quotes from the interviews do not adequately convey the emotions that were present during the interviews. These emotions are rooted in the practices and experiences of the farmers. They convey their connections with the physical environments like landscapes, soil, and plants. 

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