Urban Villages: The Roma’s Digital Scrapbooks—Changing Narratives One Image at a Time

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Abstract

Creative activism is a tool used to transmit a message and is dependent on creativity and innovation. Digital technologies have allowed individuals to have a visual presence and broaden the reach of the information being communicated. Artistic practices that are geared towards social and political changes and that are not purely about affect but created with an intention to effect, fall under the creative activism umbrella. As part of the Coventry University Collaborative Research and Outreach Projects partnered with the University of Warwick partnership scheme , Urban Villages: the Roma's Digital Scrapbook (2020) brought together Roma and non-Roma to co-create a short film and a digital scrapbook exhibition that focuses on the experiences, identity and voices of the Roma people, told by the Roma people who live in the city of Coventry, UK. The film was shared with relevant stakeholders and the wider community to foster closer links and challenge stereotypes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreative Activism Research, Pedagogy and Practice
EditorsElpseth Tilley
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Chapter16
Pages309-336
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)978-1-5275-8104-3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2022

Bibliographical note

This material has been accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press, and a revised form will be published in Creative Activism Research, Pedagogy and Practice by Elpseth Tilley. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution or re-use. © copyright holder. This material has been published in revised form in Creative Activism Research, Pedagogy and Practice by Elpseth Tilley This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution or re-use. Copyright © 2022 by Elspeth Tilley and contributors

Keywords

  • Creative Activism
  • Digital technology
  • storytelling
  • Roma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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