Explorathon 2017: "Video History in a Day" research and practice at Whale Arts, Wester Hailes.

Start date and time

Saturday 30 September 2017


Whale Arts Centre, Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.

As part of European Researcher's Night, I was invited to take part in Explorathon 2017 at whale Arts in Wester Hailes. I decided to make use of this opportunity for community engagement to involve some ENU BA Television students who are studying a Community Media module. We did a "video history in a day" project opening up discussion with local people about the history of their area as well as showing young folk how to use the filming equipment and give them a go at hands on media production participation. This practice mirrors my own and was aimed at both developing relations with the community in Wester Hailes through Whale arts and for me to work with my students in a community context.