Just like a movie: teaching visual storytelling on water


  • Emanuele Fantini Department of Integrated Water Systems and Governance, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands; Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


The article reflects on three years of experience in teaching visual methods for water communication in amulti-disciplinary and multicultural context at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (The Netherlands).After introducing the course objectives and structure, and the students’ experiences and evaluations, thearticle addresses three main challenges – finding a suitable case study and location to shoot; dilemmas inscript writing; software and equipment for editing – and concludes by highlighting how video-making canfoster skills for collaboration and interdisciplinarity.


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The language of images (edited by Elisa Bignante and Marco Maggioli)