The Spaces I Occupy
Using visual ethnography as a participatory design practice, to investigate adult-child perspectives in shared public spaces.
Research Question: How can we empower children and young people in public spaces, through the sharing of intergenerational perspectives?
“The Spaces I Occupy” project, explores multi-generational perspectives of a shared public space, using analog photography. It is an adult-initiated participatory project, with child and adult participants of varying ages. The project intends to empower children in their environments by providing them with tools for documentation and storytelling, and a platform with which to share their work. This project follows the photographic documentation and individual observations of six people aged between two years and thirty-eight years old, in the shared public space of Majvallen. Each participant exhibited their works around the area, with their insights and stories attached. This exhibition aimed to start a conversation within the people of the area- resonating with some, and challenging the perspectives of others.
The presented works in this exhibit, showcase what the participants documented during the project.