Wednesday, June 10, 2009
First session in San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Students organized a successful information session for Monday afternoon. It was promoted via posters that were taped around town, flyers they handed out, word of mouth by walking door to door, and via a man on a tricycle with a megaphone who rode around town broadcasting the purpose and time of the meeting (video on that coming soon.)
During the meeting teams of students facilitated small groups of San Antonio citizens who were asked to discuss the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges of the town. We now have this list which establishes a framework within which we will run workshops about culture preservation in tourism.
The meeting ended with a digital storytelling workshop in which the members of each team had to describe San Antonio through one of the senses - "San Antonio tastes like...", "San Antonio smells like..." One of the students rapidly edited a movie from everyone's clips, so that we ended the day with the participants seeing themselves talking on a large projection.