We’ve been working with a group of community ethnographers noticing and unearthing life in East Brighton.
What is the purpose of this project?
Search online for statistics about the area, and you will be sure to find a pretty negative portrayal of East Brighton (for simplicity sake, we use this term to describe Bristol Estate, Manor Farm and Whitehawk). One of the questions that kept coming up, who are these statistics serving and how accurate to people’s lived experiences are they?
So this project is an attempt to do one thing, to find and document the stories behind the statistics. Over the last year residents have been supported in the process of researching their lives.
The things they’ve noticed and gathered will be turned into stories about the participants life and published as part of this project. The work will be shared locally in June 2019 and on a broader scale. Most importantly, the participants will own the work they make and have complete control over how it is used.
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