The Story of Summer Visions: The Creation of a New Public in a Community-Engaged Youth Media Program

  • Patti Fraser Simon Fraser University

Abstract

Over the course of the last two decades, youth media programs have become increasingly popular as models for community-engaged digital storytelling projects. This narrative re ection is based on the author’s experience as the creative mentor and story editor within a nationally recognized youth-run media production program. Drawing on Arendt’s (1954) thinking on the educative project and on Poyntz’s (2009) argument that holds "agonistic struggle" over creative expression within a community of youth engagement is critical to developing a shared sense of the world. This narrative re ects on the collective work of story creation within a community-engaged media art practice as a vehicle for developing capacity to hold pluralistic points of view, perspective, and voice essential for the sustainment of democratic movements.

Published
2016-10-01
How to Cite
FRASER, Patti. The Story of Summer Visions: The Creation of a New Public in a Community-Engaged Youth Media Program. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 1, p. 95-103, oct. 2016. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/The-Story-of-Summer-Visions-The-Creation-of-a-New-Public-in-a-Community-Engaged-Youth-Media-Program>. Date accessed: 22 apr. 2018.