First of all, prompted by the pandemic but also in the hope that, after the pandemic is over, we will not fall back behind the digital achievements of the last few months, we have created a digital setting with more to offer than a conventional video conference.
In the open source tool Mozilla Hubs we have designed workshop spaces as protected environments that creators can enter together with their target groups to provide input and hold discussions with the plenary and to work with individuals and groups. Moreover, without leaving Mozilla Hubs, the Archive of Refuge is available as an exhibition and can be used, for instance, for research tasks.
This space is available without charge for use and onward development, and it can be adapted and expanded. Mozilla Hubs can be used in the browser or with VR glasses.
Moreover, for one of our oral history methods we have devised a chat simulator. It can be used in the workshop to document outcomes by formulating and visualising dialogues in a messenger format. There is a “room mode” for creators to set up chat rooms for participants, and these can also be used later for offline or remote presentation of outcomes to the group.
The chat simulator is open source and published on GitHub, so this too can be developed and adapted. Naturally, the chat simulator can also be used quite simply here on the website for activities of your own.