This film was made in collaboration between Broadstone First School, Tony Horitz (Bournemouth Theatre in Education) and film maker Joe Stevens, as part of a series of Cultural Hub projects.
Work from a Cultural Olympiad project that encouraged young people to get out walking footpaths, whilst exploring contemporary art production.
The project investigated how most people use maps for directions, but do they show how you use a space? Do they show where you work, play, eat and hang out?
Maps were compared to various contemporary artists interpretation of walking through the landscape. The group worked cooperatively, sharing experience, while they investigated paths around town, recording their experiences using drawing, photography, sound recording, writing and GPS (Global Positioning System).
This slide show is a collection of the photos we took, accompanied by the sounds we collected along the walk.
Google Earth Placemark (saved as a KMZ file), here: 51degreesnorth.net/joe/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/GoogleEarth_Placemark.kmz
Working with film maker Joe Stevens a group of young people who have been homeless in Weymouth & Portland have committed their experiences to film.
Young people dramatise their experience of homelessness. Too many people don’t realise that youth homeless exists, or think we have chosen to leave home, when the reality isn’t that clear-cut. A lot of people assume that only adults can be homeless, and that everyone on the streets has a drug or drink problem.
They wish to give other young people something to think about before leaving home. Along with some pointers to where they can get help.