“It made our eyes get bigger”: Youth filmmaking and place-making in East London

BY: Alicia Blum-Ross

This paper draws on two years of ethnographic research in London and describes how participatory youth filmmaking projects act as a deliberate intervention into young people’s experiences of place and space. The author discusses how filmmaking mediates young people’s experiences and invites them to experience a heightened perceptual attention to their surroundings by creating new forms of “sensing place.”

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