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Multisensory Modalities

Visual

Video, photography and mixed media

Auditory

Music and soundscapes

Tactile

Dance, movement and touch

Olfactory

Smell

Gustatatory

Taste

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What is the Multisensory Studio?
The Multisensory Studio provides a space to create and share stories with the senses. We focus on blending sensory and arts-based methods in research design and knowledge translation.

The Multisensory Studio strives to provide an accessible environment to support the creation, engagement, and enactment of stories by, for, with, and alongside the disability community.

What does multisensory mean?
The concept of multisensory refers to the many ways we experience the world around us. The term multisensory is commonly used to discuss the following senses: visual (sight), auditory (sound), tactile (touch), olfactory (smell), and gustatory (taste).
What is multisensory storytelling?

To us, multisensory storytelling involves both the creating and sharing of life-stories that we can look at, listen to, smell and taste, feel and experience.

What is digital storytelling?
Digital storytelling combines the tradition of storytelling with digital technology. Often, digital storytelling invites storytellers to use multiple forms of media (e.g. still and moving images, music, narration) to tell a personal story.

Meet the Research Team

Kathleen Sitter (She/Her)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary & Canada Research Chair in Multisensory Research and Knowledge Translation, SSHRC
Brooke Allemang (She/Her)
Graduate Research Assistant (MSW, RSW)
Mihaela Slabé (She/Her)
Graduate Assistant (BFA)
Mica Pabia (She/Her)
Undergraduate Research Assistant (BSc. Hons)

Interns

Emma Gaunt (She/Her)
BSW Student

Artist in Residence

Alison L. Grittner (She/Her)
BA, MArch

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