Reconstructing Crisis Narratives for Trustworthy Communication and Cooperative Agency, 2020 – 2023
The emergence of a crisis is often accompanied by unexpected events, uncertain signals, malicious misinformation, and conflicting reports that must be collectively interpreted and analyzed to understand the complex nature and scope of the situation, and its potential implications for society. This research jointly conducted between Aalto University and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) proposes to analyze and reconstruct crisis narratives through a mixed methods approach using qualitative research and social media analytics.
We will design tools and platforms representing and visualizing such information to engage decision-makers, front-line responders, stakeholders, and the general public in making sense of crises and perceptions of risk and trust. Temporal interactive visualization of crisis narrative threads will be used to support participatory narrative building and multiple hypotheses, facilitate discovery of unusual patterns, and collaborative sense-making for devising cooperative crisis preparedness and response. >> Learn more
Team members include Nitin Sawhney, Jonas Sivelä, Anna Leena Lohiniva, Teemu Leinonen, Tuukka Tammi, Suvi Hyökki, Matti Nelimarkka, Johanna Kaipio, Natalia Villaman, Hasti Narimanzadeh, Minttu Tikka, Henna Paakki, Kaisla Kajava, and Talayeh Aledavood.