Collective Trauma, Collective Intelligence
The research adopts a trauma-sensitive mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative interviews, case studies, and surveys, collecting narratives and data from disaster-affected communities, volunteers, and organizations. It will examine how these practices emerged in response to unforeseen needs, how they operated, what challenges they faced, how they translated their learnings into action during the ongoing crisis operation, and how they self-organised and adapted to limited resources, capacity, and dynamic priorities changing hour by hour; seeking to answer: “What can the collective intelligence do in the absence of functioning authorities?”
The findings will be disseminated through (a) a chronological living map, interviews, and research articles, all curated in a solidarity archive, and (b) a multimedia collage that explores ways of communicating the dynamic and agile nature of the event; aiming to elevate the visibility of such collective intelligence.”
Sinem Görücü, Sinem is a designer, researcher, educator, community organiser, and the founder of Feminist Design. Her work is situated at the intersections of tech, social justice, urbanism, design,data science, artificial intelligence, civic engagement, and feminism. She researches and teaches design and data justice, design politics, algorithmic bias, creative AI, feminist hacking and community tech. Her works can be viewed on sinemgorucu.com.